National Federation Of Youth Organizations, Bangladesh

NFYOB is the coordinating council of youth organizations in the country which includes 89 national youth groups and about 2000 regional and local youth groups as its members. Since its formation in 1985 NFYOB has been maintaining excellent liaison with the government and other concerned agencies as well as the United Nations bodies. It has pioneered and led a number of social movements, including youth unemployment, child rights, human rights, anti-drug activities, flood and cyclone relief, rehabilitation projects, etc. In Bangladesh one-third of the population is youth and ninety percent of them are unemployed. NFYOB organizes free training in fishery, poultry and goat farming and beef fattening for unemployed rural youths. They also provide micro-credit loans to trained youths for self-employment.

NFYOB played a significant role in the Bangladesh delegation to The Hague Appeal for Peace Conference in the Netherlands in May 1999, working on a youth rally and PrepCom at home to help organize a 37-member Bangladesh National Youth Prep Committee from different youth organizations around the country.