World Youth Forum in COP27
Within the framework of the twenty-seventh session of the Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Convention on Climate Change (COP27), which was hosted by Egypt from 7-18 November 2022 in Sharm El-Sheikh.
The World Youth Forum Platform was launched in the Green Zone of the Climate Summit, where the platform hosted a number of sessions and workshops that were in line with the themes and issues of the United Nations agenda for the twenty-seventh session of the Climate Conference.
The total number of sessions organized through the platform reached 35 sessions and workshops, and the topics covered varied to discuss and review various viewpoints related to climate issues, especially the opinions and aspirations of the world’s youth.
These include issues of health and clean energy, gender-based violence, how to build sustainable healthy cities, issues of food security and water scarcity and their relationship to climate change, how to strengthen partnerships between the public and private sectors to protect groups most affected by climate change, and ways to build sustainable educational systems that respond to climate issues. Environment, the role of entrepreneurship in mitigating the negative effects of climate change and combating climate change in Africa and climate migration.
The platform also organized a number of interactive workshops, including a workshop to educate children and emerging generations about climate change, and a workshop on green jobs.
The platform hosted a large number of local and international experts of various nationalities, bringing the total number of speakers to 105 speakers.
In addition to the diversity of the participation of international, regional and local organizations that welcomed cooperation and partnership with the platform, including the World Health Organization, the International Labor Organization, Save the Children, the United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF), and the World Food Program. In addition to a number of local institutions, including the Foundation of Hayat Karima, the Egyptian Center for Strategic Studies, and the National Alliance for Civil Development Work.
The World Youth Forum also took part in the COP27 with a pavilion in the Green Zone in an effort to draw attention to the forum’s involvement in addressing issues that are important to the youth, particularly climate change. Inquiries on how to join, giving opinions on the topics covered by the forum, and lauding the work of the World Youth Forum in tackling global issues were some of the interactions with the representatives of the forum.
As the network grows, and we engage more youth; the World Youth Forum Platforms are coming to action to incubate youth discussions and ideas through a series of events discussing various topics.
Discuss, Generate, Act! Is the slogan of World Youth Forum Platforms. It offers a range of engaging activities including and not limited to: workshops, debates, seminars and many others on various topics that represent challenges and opportunities to youth!