President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi delivering a speech in the closing session of the 2018 World Youth Forum (WYF) in Sharm El Sheikh. November 6, 2018. TV screenshot
CAIRO - 6 November 2018: President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi delivered a speech in the closing session of the 2018 World Youth Forum (WYF) in Sharm El Sheikh whereas he announced 10 decisions in relation to recommendations by the conference’s participants.
1) Aswan is named the capital of African youth for the year 2019. This year, the MAAS will convene to examine challenges and issues.
2) Sharm El Sheikh will be the meeting point of African and Arab states integration.
3) The National Academy for Youth Training and Rehabilitation is assigned to set mechanisms to train Arab and African on leadership in the political, economic, and social realms.
4) All Arab states should conquer that the right to live is a human right, and unite to provide aid for terrorism and violence victims.
5) The formation of a research group observed by the WYF administration to study the impact of social media use to benefit from its positive effects and avoid its negative influences.
6) State institutions must collaborate with participants to set a strategy to raise awareness on water security.
7) The launch of an international initiative to train 10,000 youths on gaming and app development, and to found 100 companies in Egypt and Africa.
8) All state institutions must collaborate to establish a regional entrepreneurship centre in Egypt to provide different types of training needed.
9) The formation of a committee to run the Humanity Revival Memorial to become an international organization that preserves human values and provides support for terrorism victims.
10) The Cabinet is assigned to form a committee comprising the ministries of social solidarity and foreign affairs, and concerned state institutions to review the NGOs law holding a social dialogue and examining the experiences of other countries in that domain.
The 2018 World Youth Forum (WYF) concluded on Nov.6 by presenting recommendations and honoring youths who made remarkable achievements in different fields. Dozens of panel and roundtable discussions took place on Nov.4 - 5.
The opening held on Nov.3 featured four key speakers who are Yazidi Nobel Peace Prize winner Nadia Murad, founder of Egyptian Streets publication Mohamed Khairat, Zondwa Mandela, and Hany Milad Hanna, son of the author of the "The Seven Pillars of Egyptian identity" book.
On the sidelines, President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi inaugurated the World Youth Theater, the Reviving Humanity Memorial, Start up Vein, and Freedom. E. In addition to more than 5,000 youth participants, the forum’s sessions were attended by foreign and local high profile delegates.
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