4 February 2023: Egypt’s annual World Youth Forum (WYF) will announce its fifth edition in a press conference on Sunday.
Local and international institutions, UN organizations in Egypt and the Egyptian and foreign media will be present to cover the presser.
Since November 2017, the WYF has held four editions of the conference under the auspices of Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi with the participation of tens of thousands of young people from all over the world.
The forum aims to share ideas on priority international issues and promote dialogue with the young generations.
The fourth edition of the three-day forum was held in Sharm El-Sheikh city in January 2022 with the participation of a large number of young people from around 196 countries amid the coronavirus pandemic.
The fourth WYF came out with a number of recommendations, including the establishment of the African Enterprise Business Council, which brings together young entrepreneurs and businessmen with the aim of linking the youth’s ideas and innovations to offer opportunities and financing initiatives.
The WYF last year also called on the World Health Organization to adopt an initiative for mutual recognition of vaccines, and the localization of water desalination technology in all countries of the world that suffer from water poverty in order to produce water at a lower cost and ensure maximum benefit from it.
It also called for holding a global summit that includes all international financial institutions and donor countries to discuss the best ways and mechanisms to help poor and poorest communities
The recommendations also included the necessity of involving young people in climate change discussions and working to disseminate and define climate goals at the regional and international levels.
The WYF called for the unification of international efforts to establish a unified platform of the UN concerned with ensuring the necessary funding for the reconstruction process and coordinating multiple policies between all parties.