Welcome to the International Youth Centre (IYC).

The IYC was established by the government as endorsed by the Cabinet on 6th February 1985. The centre was officiated by the Prime Minister of Malaysia, Rt. Hon. Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohamad. The Minister of Youth and Sports at that time was Rt. Hon. Dato’ Sri Najib B. Tun Abdul Razak, the present Prime Minister of Malaysia.

The IYC is built on a 4-acre site situated at Jalan Yaacob Latif, Bandar Tun Razak, Cheras, Kuala Lumpur. IYC building is located opposite of HUKM Hospital, relatively 8 km from Kuala Lumpur city centre. IYC is also near to several sports and recreational centre such as Kuala Lumpur Football Stadium, Kuala Lumpur Aquatic Centre, DBKL Sports Complex, Velodrome, and Permaisuri Lake Garden.

Conveniently connected by public transport systems, the site is also served by the Bandar Tun Razak LRT station, on the Sri Petaling of Kuala Lumpur’s Light Rail Transit system.

History of IYC

The International Youth Centre (IYC) was formed with the support of the Malaysian Government through a Cabinet decision on 6th February 1985. IYC functions as an institution for international youth development programmes as well as a hub for international youth NGOs to establish their offices in IYC.

A well known Japanese Calligrapher, the late Tan Sri Kampo Harada donated 1 Billion Yen. The foundation was established as a non-profit organisation and registered under the Companies Act 1965. (Company Limited by Guarantee and Not Having A Share Capital).

The Board of Trustees consist of five (5) members from Nihon Shuji Education Foundation, Japan and six (6) members from Malaysia including the Chairman of the Board headed by the Secretary-General Ministry of Youth and Sports, Malaysia. The decision to name the Secretary-General as the Chairman was recorded in the Cabinet Paper and in the Memorandum and Articles of Association of IYCF (MAA).

The centre was officially launched on 16 April 1988 by the Prime Minister of Malaysia
(Rt. Hon. Tun Dr. Mahathir B. Mohamed).


Develop A Balanced Global Young Generation.


To Become A Global Institution Of Excellence & Distinction The Development Of The Young Generation.


To Create, Develop & Produce A Young Generation Who Are Ingrained With Noble Values Through Planned & Systematic Programme.


  • Develop a young generation who are knowledgeable with integrity, capable, tolerant and united based on equality at national and international levels with the concept of 1 Youth 1 Malaysia.
  • Instilled knowledge that more holistic concerning youth affairs.
  • Raise professionalism in youth services leadership and work.
  • Empower the youth movement to be constantly relevant with current times.
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International Youth Centre (IYC)

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+603 91719204Phone Number
+603 9172 3599 (Administration) / +603 9172 6682 (Reservation) Fax Number
Jalan Yaacob Latiff, Bandar Tun Razak, 56000 Cheras, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.Address
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