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Thousands of Youth to Attend World Youth Forum in Egypt’s Sharm El-Sheikh

Thousands of Youth to Attend World Youth Forum in Egypt’s Sharm El-Sheikh

Egypt’s President Sisi with Egyptian youth at an economic conference in March 2015.

The World Youth Forum (WYF) is set to kick off next week in Egypt’s Red Sea resort town of Sharm El-Sheikh, attracting thousands of Egyptian and foreign youth from Egypt and around the world.

The WYF, announced by Egyptian President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi in April 2017, will take place over six days and will also witness the attendance of at least a dozen world leaders.

The forum aims to create ‘a platform through which constructive dialogue between the government and future generations can take place’. To do so, the forum will be comprised of plenary sessions, seminars, and round tables that will ‘discuss a wide variety of international and regional themes of importance including: migration, refugees, democracy, globalization and cultural identity, technology and access to information’.

In particular, by inviting Egyptians who live abroad, the WYF aims to tackle the ‘brain drain’ and engage with views and ideas from around the world.

Since 2016, four national youth conferences have been held by the Egyptian government.  The four conferences were held in Sharm El-Sheikh, Aswan, Ismailia, and Alexandria and have witnessed more than 10,000 participants representing youth from various sectors of Egyptian society.

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