International Coordination Meeting of Youth Organizations
The International Coordination Meeting of Youth Organizations (ICMYO) is an informal network of membership-based, democratic, representative and accountable International Youth NGOs (INGYOs) and Regional Youth Platforms (RYPs).
The main objectives of the ICMYO are the strengthening of the cooperation among youth organisations at regional and global levels and the coordination of political inputs to global youth policy as e.g. the Youth Employment Network (YEN), the World Bank Youth Dialogue and the "World Programme for Youth to the year 2000 and Beyond" evaluation process (WPAY). ICMYO meets at least once a year which is the responsibility of the Taskforce (Pax Romana, World Scouting, WYMCA and YFJ) to organise.
In order to become as representative and inclusive as possible, ICMYO identified regions/countries of special attention in order to get their particular youth perspective also into global processes. ICMYO created task forces for the USA, India, CIS, Brazil and Mexico.
With regards to regional cooperation, ICMYO acknowledged the interdependence of all youth organisations (INGYOs and RYPs) working in the regions and elaborated strategies to coordinate a response to youth needs. A first step will be facilitation of a continuous information exchange between youth organisations working in the same region, followed by a common lobby strategy for institutional support for the consolidation of Regional Youth Platforms.