On 25 April 2017, a group of young Egyptians presented an initiative at the National Youth Conference in Ismailia to engage in dialogue with youth around the world. On 24 July 2017, President Abdelfattah El-Sisi officially responded at the Bibliotheca Alexandrina during the National Youth Conference in Alexandria, launching the First World Youth Forum (WYF), which was held in Sharm El-Sheikh in November 2017.
The World Youth Forum was first held in November 2017 where it engaged youth globally in an enriching set-up, allowing them to exchange views and recommend initiatives to decision-makers and influential figures. Since then, it has become a chance for youth to engage with top policymakers, network with promising youth from the region and the world that are determined to make our world a better place for everyone. The World Youth Forum is attended by a wide range of participants, including and not limited to heads of states and government, international young leaders, inspiring youth in various fields, prominent international figures and youth groups from around the world.
The World Youth Forum opens discussion into three tracks: Peace, Development and Creativity, under which different themes and topics of interest to international youth are discussed, creating a platform to express views, present ideas and share experiences throughout its sessions.
We believe in youth’s role in sustaining peace we therefore work towards preparing leaders who build and sustain peace. We believe in leaders who can make a difference in the world we live in, and accordingly in the potential of young people in implementing change, to integrate peace and security in building and sustaining a better world.
Social and economic development are on the top of any nation’s agenda, and it is very important to sustain the development. Various topics come under development, and it is an area of continuous progress. It is important to include the aspirations and hopes of the young people in facing and overcoming challenges for a prosperous future.
Innovation, Creativity and Entrepreneurship have become the most important tools for contributing in sustainable development in any society. Therefore, developing and innovating new tools have become a key part in the future of our world.