The United Nations’ Global Peace Foundation chose prof. Hanan Youssef, professor of media and president of the Arab Organization for Dialogue and International Co-operation, as its ambassador for the third time for women’s affairs and world peace in Egypt, the Arab region and the Middle East.
This came during the activities of the 9th session World Peace Summit, which was held from September 18-20 in Seoul, South Korea, under the auspices of the United Nations, in the presence of a large number of former presidents, ministers, public figures, and senior leaders in the field of supporting peace and dialogue from all over the world.
During the celebration ceremony for the renewal of the appointment of the Women and Peace Ambassador, Si Yun Lee, the Foundation’s regional director, praised prof. Hanan Youssef’s great efforts in the field of supporting peace and dialogue, describing her as playing a historic role in that context.
For her part, Youssef expressed her appreciation to the foundation for renewing its confidence in her as an ambassador for women and peace in light of the many activities that she carries out to support the culture of dialogue, peace and tolerance, stressing that she believes in the human right to quality of life, which can only be achieved through a climate of security and peace.
She also presented the pioneering Egyptian experience in supporting women. She also highlighted the interest of President El Sisi in giving all support to Egyptian women to occupy the appropriate positions, explaining that Egyptian women are now going through their golden age of support and empowerment.
Youssef also mentioned the vision of the Arab Organization for Dialogue and International Cooperation, which she heads, in stimulating various empowerment tools to support women in the field of global peace, including media, culture, education, training, and civil society.
On the sidelines of the summit activities, Youssef held a number of meetings with women leaders and peace leaders in Africa, the Arab countries and India, in addition to other parties, to discuss ways of cooperation in the field of supporting global peace. She also presented a proposal to hold a women’s summit soon in Egypt for African women leaders to discuss the role of women in achieving peace.
The summit, which lasted for 3 days, discussed many topics examining ways to support world peace through all fields, legally, politically, educationally and culturally. About 1,500 people participated in the summit, representing various countries of the world.