Egypt's candidate for UNESCO seat Moushira Khattab - File photo Egypt's candidate for UNESCO seat Moushira Khattab - File photo

Khattab calls on Sisi to engage more youth in upcoming events

Tue, Nov. 7, 2017
CAIRO – 7 November 2017: Former Egyptian UNESCO director-general candidate Moushira Khattab called on President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi to engage youth partaking in conferences similar to those of the World Youth Forum.

“The significance of the conference is highlighted in the youths’ presence, which is felt in every nook and cranny of the event demonstrated in their organizing of the event from A to Z,” Khattab said; calling for more empowerment to women and youth in the media and public sphere.

Khattab, who served as a top aide to former Egyptian First Lady Suzan Mubarak, participated in the electoral process of the UNESCO's director-general post in 2017, and placed second following France’s candidate, Audrey Azoulay.

Held under the auspices of President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi, the WYF, which is currently taking place in Sharm El-Sheikh, brings together 3,000 youth represented by 60 delegations from around the world to conjointly discuss issues of common interest.
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