Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi concluded on Thursday the fourth edition of the World Youth Forum (WYF), which has become a platform for dialogue and communication among the youth and for exchanging views among the whole world.
It called for holding a global summit for international financial institutions and donor countries to discuss the best means and mechanisms to help poor communities, engage youth in climate change issues, and work to disseminate and define climate goals at the regional and international levels.
The Forum was held between January 10 and 13 in the Red Sea tourist resort of Sharm El Sheikh.
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, Lebanese Prime Minister Najib Mikati and his wife, Jordan’s Crown Prince Al-Hussein bin Abdullah II, several politicians, diplomats, media professionals, and Arab and foreign youths, attended the event. More than 500,000 young men and women from 196 countries had registered on the Forum’s official website.
The forum issued a set of recommendations that included the establishment of an African Enterprise Business Council.
It called on the World Health Organization (WHO) to adopt an initiative for mutual recognition of vaccines and requested the localization of water desalination technology in all world countries that have water scarcity, to produce water at a lower cost and ensure their maximum benefit from it.
The forum called for prioritizing the issues related to regulating the uses of trans-boundary water resources by developing a global model of governance in the management of shared water resources based on the international law’s stable and sustainable rules.
It further underlined the importance of unifying international efforts to establish a United Nations-affiliated platform to ensure the allocation of needed funding for the reconstruction process and coordinating multiple policies among all parties under one umbrella.
The forum also called for launching an international strategy aimed at bolstering human and social solidarity and creating opportunities and more space to support international peace and security in the post-pandemic period.