Egypt’s First Lady on WYF: ‘we needed a frank dialogue about future of post-pandemic world’



Fri, 14 Jan 2022 - 03:55 GMT


Fri, 14 Jan 2022 - 03:55 GMT

Egypt's First Lady Entissar Amer - FILE

Egypt's First Lady Entissar Amer - FILE

CAIRO – 14 January 2022: Egypt’s First Lady Entissar El-Sisi said she followed with pride the activities of the fourth edition of the World Youth Forum (WYF) held in Sharm El-Sheikh between 10 and 13 January.

“We were in need to a frank and direct dialogue about the future of the world after the pandemic and the dangers of climate change,” the first lady said in Facebook.

She said that this edition of the forum has “secured an opportunity for this, according to everyone’s opinion.”

In this regard, she greeted all participants in the forum, describing its dialogues and discussions as "rich".

She added that the organization of the forum was wonderful, pointing out to the precautionary measures taken during its sessions.

The first lady concluded her tweet by saying that she is looking forward to the fifth edition of the World Youth Forum.

The WYF’s fourth edition announced its recommendations during the last day of the forum on Thursday.

The recommendations were announced during the closing session of WYF that included the graduation ceremony for Egypt’s National Training Academy (NTA), which is in charge of providing training and rehabilitation programs for youth of different nationalities,

Executive director of the NTA Rasha Ragheb expressed happiness that the academy now offers consultancy services to a number of governmental bodies, including Sakkara Center which is affiliated with the Local Development Ministry.

The recommendations included the following:

Calling for the establishment of the African Enterprise Business Council, which brings together young entrepreneurs and businessmen with the aim of linking the youth’s ideas and innovations to offer opportunities and financing initiatives.

Calling on the World Health Organization to adopt an initiative for mutual recognition of vaccines, and the localization of water desalination technology in all countries of the world that suffer from water poverty in order to produce water at a lower cost and ensure maximum benefit from it.

Calling for holding a global summit that includes all international financial institutions and donor countries to discuss the best ways and mechanisms to help poor and poorest communities.

The recommendations also included the necessity of involving young people in climate change discussions and working to disseminate and define climate goals at the regional and international levels.

And the call for realizing the ‘regulating issue of the uses of transboundary water resources’ at the top of the global agenda through reaching a global model of governance in the management of shared water resources based on stable and sustainable rules of international law.

Calling for the unification of international efforts to establish a unified platform of the United Nations concerned with ensuring the necessary funding for the reconstruction process and coordinating multiple policies between all parties.

Launching an international strategy aimed at strengthening human and social solidarity and creating opportunities and more space to support international peace and security after the COVID-19 pandemic.



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