CAIRO – 6 November 2018: Earlier Tuesday, the second edition of the World Youth Forum, which took off on November 3, ended.
As part of the closing ceremony, the forum presented its recommendations, splitting them into three categories: peace-related, development-related and creativity-related. These are the three categories that the World Youth Forum had focused on.
All recommendations are designed to help Egypt and other African countries, as well as countries from all over the world, develop and be better equipped to empower their youth and include them.
1- Launching of the Euro-Mediterranean Youth Forum, to be held annually and hosted by each Euro-Mediterranean state respectively
2- Holding a Euro-Mediterranean Economic Forum gathering the partnership countries
3- Launching of the Union for the Mediterranean simulation model.
1- Increase the role of volunteerism among African countries.
2- Announcing Egypt to be the Capital for African Youth.
3- Establishment of an Arab-African fund to support post-conflict peace-building
4- Establishment of a joint Arab-African mechanism to confront terrorism
5- Establishment of an Arab-African fund to support small and medium enterprises.
1- Establishing a National Research Committee to study the advantages and disadvantages of social media platforms
2- Adding internet/cyber safety programs into school curriculums to protect children from the dangers of the internet and cyber world
3- Establishing the National Council for Innovation and Entrepreneurship
4- Establishing the National Training Academy with preparing and designing an integrated curriculum for training and qualifying the trainers for creativity and entrepreneurship
For the second year, under the auspices of President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi, the tourist attraction city of Sharm el-Sheikh is bringing together youth of all nations at the second annual World Youth Forum (WYF) from November 3-6 to deliver a message of peace and prosperity from Egypt to the entire world. According to the official WYF website, the registration process for the forum has been closed after receiving applications from more than 122,000 youth of both sexes across the world.
The Seven Pillars of the Egyptian Identity
This year, the Forum events will revolve around a vision inspired by “The Seven Pillars of the Egyptian Identity”, a book by one of the most political intellectuals in Egypt Author Milad Hanna; who received several international awards including three “Egyptian Pride” awards from the assembly of foreign journalists and correspondents in Egypt in 1998, the “Order of the Polar Star” award from the king of Sweden, UNESCO’s “Simon Bolivar” award and the state appreciation prize in social sciences in 1999. In his book; Hanna emphasizes the unity and harmony of the Egyptian society despite differences. In keeping with this approach, all the forum events will be held in the light of those pillars that envision the communicative nature of the Egyptian society that has managed throughout the ages to be a linking point between different societies.
These pillars include; the Pharaonic pillar, the Greco-Roman pillar, the Coptic pillar, the Islamic pillar, the Arabic pillar, the Mediterranean pillar and the African pillar.
WYF’s themes and topics:
Building on the success of Egypt’s first international youth event in 2017, held under the theme “We Need to Talk”, this year the WYF is expected to witness the participation of approximately 5,000 young people from all over the world including international youth leadership figures, influential youth models in various fields, prominent international figures, youth groups from around the world and young Egyptian expats. During the international forum, these young people will explore and exchange views on key issues facing their generation and determine their role in shaping their future.