The Second Kazan Global Youth Summit was organized by the Government of the Republic of Tatarstan and the OIC-affiliate Islamic Cooperation Youth Forum (ICYF-DC) in Kazan, Tatarstan, Russian Federation, on 27-30 August 2023, with the partnership of the Federal Agency for Youth Affairs (Russian Federation); All-Russian Public-State Movement of Children and Youth «Movement of the First» (Russian Federation); Alexander Gorchakov Public Diplomacy Fund (Russian Federation); Academy of Youth Diplomacy; Youth Center of the Republic of Tatarstan; Tatarstan Republican Youth Public Foundation “Selet”. The Summit is an educational and expert platform for exchanging opinions and best practices on youth policy and involvement of children and youth locally, regionally, and globally. The main agenda of the Summit 2023 was the theme of “The Role of Traditional Values in the Education of Children and Youth in the Modern World”. Ministers and heads of agencies for youth policy of various countries, diplomats, representatives of international organizations, experts, heads and leaders of youth organizations, and media representatives. The First Kazan Global Youth Summit was held on 27-30 August 2022, in the context of the program “Kazan OIC Youth Capital 2022”.
IRCICA was represented at the Second Kazan Global Youth Summit by Prof. Dr. Cengiz Tomar, Head of Research and Publications. Professor Tomar presented a study during the Plenary Session on “The Role of Traditional Values in the Education of Children and Youth in the Modern World”. The other speakers at this Plenary Session were Mr. Igor Komarov, Plenipotentiary Representative of the President of the Russian Federation in the Volga Federal District; Mr. Rustam Minnikhanov, Rais of the Republic of Tatarstan; Mr. Sergey Lavrov, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation (video statement); Mr. Taha Ayhan, President of the Islamic Cooperation Youth Forum; Mr. Grigory Gurov, Chairman of the Board of the All-Russian Public-State Movement of Children and Youth «Movement of the First»; Dr. Salim bin Mohammed AlMalik, Director General of ICESCO; Mr. Damir Fattakhov, Deputy Head of the Federal Agency for Youth Affairs; Prof. Dr. Mohammed Iqbal Choudhury, Coordinator General of the OIC Standing Committee for Scientific and Technological Cooperation (COMSTECH) (video statement). In his paper, Professor Tomar underlined the growing importance of educating children and youth with a sense of responsibility and ethical values towards their immediate and larger environments in the present world, where preparedness and solidarity of the coming generations for a difficult future facing global community became a pressing concern. Prof. Tomar stated that innovation and advancement are compatible with the respect of traditional values, and gave examples of cultural, and educational and social activities organized by IRCICA that combine the traditional with the modern and draw from the complementarity of the two.
On the occasion of the session, Prof. Tomar offered his greetings to H.E. Rustam Minnikhanov, Rais of the Republic of Tatarstan.