Brunei endorses Jeddah declaration

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BRUNEI together with members of the Organisation of the Islamic Conference (OIC) successfully pieced together the Jeddah Declaration at the Second Islamic Conference of Youth and Sports Ministers.

Standing in on behalf of the Culture, Youth and Sports minister was Deputy Home Affairs minister Pehin Datu Lailaraja Major General (Rtd) Dato Paduka Seri Hj Awg Halbi Hj Mohd Yussof.

The declaration emphasised for OIC members to enhance efforts to implement international agreements related to Islamic youth and sports development.

The contents, among others, enables youths to actively participate in fields of politics, sports and economy; to support youths at the national, regional and international levels and prompt voice for the Palestinian position in the international sports organisations.

Chairing the conference on March 18 was President of General of Youth Welfare and Olympic Committee of Saudi Arabia His Royal Highness Prince Nawaf Faisal Fahd Abdul Aziz attended by representatives and youth and sports minister from 57 OIC countries present at the Jeddah Conference Palace, Saudi Arabia yesterday.

The conference witnessed the representatives emphasise importance of efforts to improve the youth’s role in developing the community.

They said their role needs to be increased and existing youth policies must be evaluated to be more effective at sustaining youth participation in the community.

However the ministers are wary of the challenges of globalisation that can erode ethical values​​ and faith in the Islamic youth. The Third Islamic Conference of Youth and Sports Ministers will be held in Turkey in 2016.

The Brunei Times