One of international guests at WYF Lanre Shaper – By Egypt Today
CAIRO – 6 November 2017: “It is really inspiring that the president and organizing community are holding the World Youth Forum (WYF) to ensure that youth across the world can gather to discuss issues concerning them and make most of the time in the present and future,” said one of the international guests at the WYF, Lanre Shaper.
He added that if states want young people, who constitute the majority of any community, to share in the future, they should be engaged in the decision making process. Consequently, youth’s engagement is encouraged in the forum.
He added that youth should participate in the future in decision making as discussion are made “with you for you and by you.”
The World Youth Forum (WYF) kicked off on Saturday in Sharm El-Sheikh, South Sinai under the auspices of President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi.
Egypt’s first international youth event is set to run until November 10, bringing together 3,000 youths represented by 60 delegations from around the world.
The seven-day gathering witnesses the participation of official youth representatives over 18 years old, leaders of various youth networks, heads of state, media figures and around 250 young Egyptian expats. It is held under the theme "We Need to Talk."