The event is considered one of the biggest international events that Egypt will host until November 10 – Photo courtesy of WYF's official website
CAIRO – 26 October 2017: Numerous workers are racing against time to complete preparations for the upcoming World Youth Forum (WYF), which will launch in Sharm El-Sheikh on November 4.
The event is considered one of the biggest international events that Egypt will host until November 10; the forum is set to host 3,000 guests from 86 countries.
Young world leaders, officials and entrepreneurs will attend the forum, which according to investors and tourism experts, would likely boost tourism and renew hope in Egypt.
The hashtag #WeNeedToTalk, launched by the organizing committee, witnessed remarkable interaction by young people from all over the world; through the hashtag, young people have been sharing their ideas, impressions and aspirations about the forum.
The initial idea of the conference was to allocate part of the 3rd National Youth Conference to discuss international issues, however, the idea evolved into a forum in which groups from all over the world can participate in.
President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi, having approved the idea of the forum, announced his support for Egyptian youths and their invitation to their counterparts from around the globe to attend the forum.
The WYF program is comprised of four themes; namely global youth issues, youths’ role in confronting these issues, climate change, and illegal migration and refugees.
The global youth issues theme will include discussion on terrorism issues, while the second theme will focus on sustainable development, technology and entrepreneurship.
Sources in the Egyptian presidency said the state budget will not bear any costs of organizing the forum.
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