File Photo: The opening ceremony of the third edition of the World Youth Forum in Sharm El-Sheikh
The United Nation Commission for Social Development (UNCSocD) adopted a resolution highlighting the inputs of the latest three editions of the Egyptian World Youth Forum, held in Sharm El-Sheikh city from 2017 to 2019.
The decision, adopted during the 59th session of the UNCSocD held on Wednesday, classified the Egyptian forum a platform for addressing the youth issues at the regional and international levels.
Egypt’s Permanent Mission to the United Nations has succeeded in garnering the support of the UN for the country’s World Youth Forum (WYF) in addressing youth issues regionally and globally during CSocD59.
The CSocD, one of the bodies of the UN Economic and Social Affairs Department, adopted on 16 February — in conjunction with the resolution sponsored by Egypt and presented by Senegal, Cape Verde, Portugal, and Kazakhstan with a special reference to the three WYF editions that were held in Sharm El-Sheikh starting from the year 2017 — the forum as one of the international platforms to discuss youth’s issues.
Egypt's Permanent Representative to the UN Mohamed Idris stated that youths’ issues were currently a top priority on the UN agenda, and that the inclusion of this special reference to the WYF in the Csoc’s resolution reflected the Egyptian efforts made during the past years in terms of youth empowerment.
“It also comes as a recognition to the contributions of the three editions of the forum which tackled contemporary issues related to youth and their role in achieving the 2030 sustainable development agenda,” he stated.
The Egyptian mission managed to include the special reference to the WYF in the resolution with the support of several African states' missions. This move is expected to promote the results of the WYF and enhance its position internationally as the CSoc prepares for its annual Youth Forum.