The second annual World Youth Forum will be held from 3-6 November in Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt. The forum, which will feature representatives from over 100 countries, is intended to serve as a platform for youth from across the globe to exchange their diverse views, experiences, ideas and visions, discuss challenges and identify solutions with top leaders and policy makers. This year’s themes are peace, development and creativity.
During last year’s address to the World Youth Forum, President Abdel Fattah El Sisi “expressed his gratitude for Egyptian youths who tirelessly seek to create a better future,” and urged young people to “hold dialogue based on sound foundations and away from any form of discrimination.” This year’s forum builds upon these messages by offering additional opportunities for youth to engage with peers from around to world and send a message of peace, prosperity, harmony, and progress.
“Young people are essential driving force for shaping a better Egypt. A better tomorrow is contingent on our actions today to enable the next generation of leadership to take up the baton, and carry the responsibility for changing the community,” Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry also wrote in a blog post on the World Youth Forum last year.
Over the next month, the Embassy will be sharing more information about this year’s forum, including special events and announcement regarding celebrity guests. Make sure to follow the Embassy on Facebook and Twitter for important World Youth Forum updates. You can also find information on the official World Youth Forum website.