View of plenary hall hosting opening session of the 2018 World Youth Forum in Sharm el-Sheikh
CAIRO – 4 November 2018: Youth of Japan for Sustainability group (JFS) praised on Nov. 3 the outstanding organization of the World Youth Forum (WYF) and its logo.
The 2018 World Youth Forum (WYF) will convene in Egypt’s Sharm El-Sheikh from Nov. 3- 6 with the participation of thousands of youths.
The WYF administration received more than 35,000 applications from youth coming from 165 countries to participate in the forum, the administration previously announced.
Some 30 percent of applicants come from Africa and Arab countries, while 70 percent of the applying youth are from other countries, the statement added.
The administration opened a live chat for direct communication with the youth, who were interested in attending the forum to help solve technical problems they may face during registration.
The WYF in its second annual version will tackle two main axes: peace and development.
The first axis will discuss reconstructing post-conflict countries and societies, the role of world leaders in achieving peace, the duty of the international community to provide humanitarian assistance, counter-terrorism issues, and Euro-Mediterranean Partnership.
The theme of the development will include topics related to energy and water security, empowerment of people with disabilities, the role of voluntary work in building societies, the agenda of 2063 African Sustainable Development, digital citizenship, the role of art and cinema in shaping communities, ways to build future leaders, and means of shrinking the gender gap in the work force.
An Arab-African Summit Simulation Model will be held on the sidelines of the forum, as recommended during the African Union Simulation Model held in May 2018 as part of the activation of the recommendations of the 2017 World Youth Forum.
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