Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt – The fifth and exceptional edition of the World Youth Forum (WYF) kicked off in Sharm el-Sheikh on Sunday, with the launch of the Youth for Humanity initiative.
The initiative, which will run for three days, brings together young people from around the world to discuss issues of peace and war, and conflict resolution. The goal is to unite international and youth efforts to address current challenges and promote global peace.
The first day of the initiative began with an opening session, followed by an interactive discussion session. The first session, titled “Together towards a world of peace,” focused on the importance of working together to achieve peace.
Young people also participated in two workshops: “Towards the Promotion of Sustainable Peace Mechanisms in Conflict and War-torn Societies” and “Protecting civilians: Everyone’s Responsibility.”
A second discussion session, titled “The Voice that No One hears: The Impact of Armed Conflicts and Wars on Humanity,” was also held. The day concluded with a visit to the “Reviving Humanity” memorial and a sharing of youth stories and messages of peace.
The Youth for Humanity initiative is a reflection of the WYF’s commitment to supporting peace and conflict resolution around the world.
The initiative combines humanitarian impact, political efforts, and social and economic initiatives to promote security, peace, and the protection of civilians in conflict zones.
Launched in 2017, the WYF, which aims to send a message of peace from Egypt to the world. Over the past four editions, the forum has discussed global issues, proposed recommendations, and implemented a number of initiatives and projects on the ground.
The United Nations Social Development Commission has recognized the WYF as an international platform for discussing youth issues.