WYAMENA Seals a New Partnership in Lebanon with CISH-UNESCO Byblos

March 22, 2021 – Lebanon, the World Youth Alliance Middle East & North Africa seals a new partnership with the International Center for Human Sciences (CISH), Under the auspices of UNESCO in Byblos, Lebanon.

Established in 1999 by UNESCO and Lebanon, the International Centre for Human Sciences (CISH) is an international social and human sciences research institution. Placed under the auspices of UNESCO, the ICHS enjoys, by its statutes, full academic freedom and diplomatic immunity. The Centre has 2 goals: to contribute to the development of social and human sciences and to promote a culture of peace. To this end, it stimulates international cooperation and reinforces research capacities in different regions. The Center adopts a prospective approach in its search for answers to new challenges.

Photo from CISH-UNESCO Byblos’s Official Facebook Page

The signing ceremony took place through Zoom online and was broadcasted to WYAMENA’s Facebook Page.
The MOU was signed by the World Youth Alliance President, Lord Pomperada, and CISH Director, Dr. Darina Saliba Abi Chedid. Both delivered a short speech about the impact this MOU will have on Lebanese youth and MENA youth in general. The ceremony also was attended by active WYA members, CISH alumni and interns, WYAMENA Regional Director and WYAHQ staff. It included a beautiful musical intervention by CISH about the song “Give me the flute and sing” that was especially prepared for this occasion.

Photo from CISH-UNESCO Byblos’s Official Facebook Page

As both organizations recognize the importance of human dignity and human rights, this partnership will be a milestone to furthering the impact of youth in decision-making through human-centered policies. Stay tuned for the exciting events and trainings coming up soon to both CISH & WYAMENA members!
You can watch the full ceremony here.