WYF conveys civilized image of Egypt: Islamic Universities League Secretary General



Mon, 05 Nov 2018 - 10:56 GMT


Mon, 05 Nov 2018 - 10:56 GMT

Main session WYF - Press Photo

Main session WYF - Press Photo

CAIRO - 5 November 2018: Islamic Universities League (IUL) Secretary General Ismail Shaheen underlined the importance of the World Youth Forum (WYF) to convey the civilized image of Egypt to the whole world.

He noted that about 200 Islamic universities - which are members in the league - welcomed the convocation of the forum for the second straight year.

Shaheen highlighted the importance of the key role of youths - who represent the future of nations - as they can push forward all development programs.He lauded the forum for focusing this year on African youths, highlighting the key role of Azhar as well as cultural, economic and social institutions in disseminating humanitarian and civilized values along with the upright religious principles.

The third day of the second edition of the World Youth Forum kicked off Monday under the auspices of President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi.

The second annual edition of the WYF will tackle two main axes: peace and development. The forum will bring together 5,000 youths represented by 60 delegations from across the world to explore key issues facing their generation, and determine their role in implementing the global development goals and in facing terrorism.

On Nov. 1 and 2, the forum witnessed pre-workshops related to the "agenda 2063: The Africa We Want" and "Empowering Persons with Disabilities: Towards a More Integrated World."

The opening of the World Youth Theater took place on Friday, November 2. The actual discussion sessions are planned to start on November 4, where participants will discuss a number of issues, including differences among cultures and civilizations, the role of world leaders in building and sustaining peace, the role of soft power in countering ideological extremism and terrorism, and Day Zero: Water security in the wake of climate change.

On November 5, the sessions will tackle the role of entrepreneurs and start-ups in global economic growth, rebuilding societies and states after conflicts, narrowing the gender gap in the labor market and humanitarian assistance: A global responsibility in the face of challenges.

The forum's closing session and the announcement of the World Youth Forum 2018's recommendations will take place on Nov. 6.

Additional Report with MENA



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