By Libya Herald reporter.
Tunis, 19 November 2017:
Libya had become a full member of the International Youth Federation.
In a statement, the federations’ executive board said that the current situation in Libya left young people feeling overwhelmed and insecure. The decision to grant membership would “provide Libyan youth with the help needed to get their voices heard”, it said, and strengthen their role “in achieving sustainable development and to build a better future in Libya”.
The London-based board has appointed Tobruk-based Fares Labedi as its representative in Libya.
A youth activist and peace-building and conflict-resolution lecturer, Labedi has been working in the communications office of the House of Representatives. He studied petroleum engineering at Tripoli University.
The IFY acts as an political and social advocacy organisation for young people, particularly in the Arab world.