Rebuilding societies and States in the context of post-conflict session in the 2018 World Youth Forum (WYF) in Sharm El Sheikh. November 4, 2018.
CAIRO - 4 November 2018: The session titled "Rebuilding societies and States in the context of post-conflict" kicked off on Nov.4 marking the first day of panel discussions in the 2018 World Youth Forum (WYF). The panel features five speakers, former UN Special Envoy for Syria including Staffan de Mistura.
The session concluded.
Preservation of the states is one of the human rights, Sisi.
The Egyptian people absorbed the lesson. Egyptians bore the recent economic reforms which are the toughest in the country's modern history, although they used to move because of much simpler unfavorable matters, Sisi.
Developed countries will not build countries that collapsed and got destroyed due to internal conflicts, Sisi.
European and some of the African youth may not be understanding the situation in the region so they would think I am telling our peoples not to try to make change. I am just saying that youth mobilization may and usually goes out of control, Sisi.
"I am warning you against national suicide," Sisi.
The human and financial costs assumed by the countries that fell into chaos are higher than those that would result from the former status quo, Sisi.
Dialogue is the most difficult conflict. In conflict, you are upset with your enemy. In dialogue, you are upset with yourself. In a dialogue, you must admit the legitimacy of your rivals' differences and attempt to prove them wrong through words, Salame.
In many of our countries, youth are never asked what they want, Raffoul.
We need to keep politics away from development, and keep corruption away from development, Raffoul.
When a constitution is promulgated and political solutions are reached in Syria, reconstruction measures will start automatically, de Mistura.
Syrian refugees want to return but the marginalized groups need to feel that there is an inclusive political process, de Mistura.
We are currently trying to rebuild the Libyan state to be the only legitimate entity which is a very difficult mission, Salame.
In case of Libya, the conflict is over resources rather than ideologies. The other issue is that the country has become a hub for smugglers, Salame.
Conflicts in poor countries are different than in rich countries. In the former, internal forces are driven by foreign funds. In the latter, foreign players cannot always co-opt the internal ones, Head of the United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) Ghassan Salame.
Lebanese State Minister for Presidential Affairs Pierre Raffoul (l) and Head of the United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) Ghassan Salame (r) in 2018 World Youth Forum (WYF) in Sharm El Sheikh. November 4, 2018.
Education is crucial is fragile societies, Dussey.
Violence and extremism originate from youth, Ambassador Christian Dussey, the Director of the Geneva Centre for Security Policy (GCSP).
Only state institutions are able to preserve the rights of peoples, Shokry.
There is no way to negotiate with militants, Foreign Minister Sameh Shokry.
The image of Islam was being systematically tarnished in Lebanon, Raffoul.
It has been our destiny in Lebanon to hold a "national dialogue," Lebanese State Minister for Presidential Affairs Pierre Raffoul.
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