Delegates from the Youth Twenty Summit (Y20) took part in a virtual tour where they explored the Saudi city of AlUla’s history. The tour included a presentation about the AlUla project’s achievements.
The project was launched by Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Royal Commission for AlUla, and is intended to be a flagship project in terms of sustainable development, focused on the absolute preservation of the environment, respectful of history and inclusive of local populations.
The tour is one of the many engagements that Y20 youths have made throughout the year. The summit has three Focus Areas that support its broader goals: Future Fit, Youth Empowerment and Global Citizens.
Nora Rabeeq, the tour’s organizer and the Kingdom’s Y20 delegate, said that AlUla is a global destination for tourism, culture and heritage and an example of the positive developments in the Kingdom brought about by Vision 2030.
She added: “During the tour, I was keen on introducing the Y20 youth delegates to the framework adopted to transform the vision into reality and to emphasize joint efforts aimed at supporting local and international communities alike.”
Delegates from 19 of the G20 countries and others from observer countries took part in the tour for the Y20, a platform that brings together young leaders from across G20 countries together to discuss and debate the G20 leaders’ agenda.
As president of the G20 this year, Saudi Arabia has chosen the theme: “Realizing Opportunities of the 21st Century For All.” The Royal Commission for AlUla works to support and empower youths through various scholarship and training programs, which grant AlUla’s youth the opportunity to specialize in the disciplines most necessary for the province’s development, such as tourism, hospitality, archeology and agriculture.
The Y20 Summit is scheduled to run from October 15 to 17. Young leaders from the G20 countries will come together to discuss the programs and plans that G20 leaders had put forward, and it concludes with the drafting of the Y20 communiqué.