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Young Egyptians to Present MUN Resolution before UN Security Council

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Young Egyptians to Present MUN Resolution before UN Security Council

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Around 15 young Egyptian people will be selected to present a resolution read out during the Model United Nations (MUN) session held as part of the World Youth Forum earlier this month before the United Nations Security Council, said Amr Seda, one of the Presidential Leadership Programme (PLP) students and one of the participants in the MUN.

Seda said that the 15 young people will introduce some amendments to the MUN resolution, make it stronger in cooperation with the Egyptian Foreign Ministry and finally present it at the UN Security Council. “Some of the resolution’s ideas might be taken into consideration or they might be showcased at the UN Museum in recognition of the key role played by the world’s young people,” Seda, 30, told Egyptian Streets.

Seda also said that the MUN participants managed to come up with a solid and strong resolution that addressed the phenomenon of terrorism by focusing on fighting its root causes.

“The resolution included five axes, namely intelligence sharing and international cooperation, criminalization of terrorism financing, legislation concerns, trans-border concerns and control measures as well as socio-economic aspects as precursors to terrorism,” he added. Such topics, Seda said, were chosen on the basis that they are pressing issues at the moment.

At the MUN session, Seda presented the delegation of China which also included a university student and a foreign political activist from Romania.

Shortly following the conclusion of the MUN session at this month’s World Youth Forum in Sharm el-Sheikh, President Abdel Fattah El Sisi said that the MUN session’s resolution will be presented at the UN Security Council.

The international forum was attended by a total of 3200 participants, 1200 of whom are foreigners from 113 countries. The forum also had 222 speakers, 64 of whom are from foreign nationalities.

The forum’s organization gained the admiration of foreign participants who praised the content, the choice of speakers and the level of security, organizers said. “Almost all participants in the international forum were dazzled by the professional organization of the gathering,” Seda said.

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Menna A. Farouk is a Cairo-based journalist. Her work appeared in several local and international news organizations. Follow her on @MennaFarouk91

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