Role of youth in confronting global issues highlighted at World Forum in Egypt

In this photo provided by Egypt's state news agency, MENA, Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi addresses participants in the "World Youth Forum," a government-organized event, in the Red Sea resort of Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt. (AP)
Updated 11 November 2017
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Role of youth in confronting global issues highlighted at World Forum in Egypt

RIYADH: World peace, prosperity, harmony and progress were the ambitious aims of the World Youth Forum (WYF) attended by a Saudi youth delegation in Sharm El-Sheikh this week.
Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi inaugurated the WYF, visited by 3,203 young men and women from 110 countries, in the presence of prominent Arab and international figures in the Egyptian resort city.
The Saudi youth delegation participated as speakers in a number of sessions including one on the “Role of Cinema in Terrorism and Extremism,” and “Volunteerism and Community Work.”
The Saudi delegation included 45 young men and women representing a group of Saudi universities, the King Abdul Aziz Center for National Dialogue and the Foreign Ministry, said Abdullah Al-Saqabi, director of the student activities and partnership department at King Saud University.
The WYF, which finished on Friday, consisted of four themes. The first theme, “Global Youth Issues”, included discussions on terrorism and how young people will play a meaningful role in confronting the issues of climate change, migration and refugees.
The second theme, “Sustainable Development, Technology and Entrepreneurship,” reviewed international experiences in achieving sustainable development and presented innovative youth experiences in entrepreneurship, while discussing the impact of technology on young people’s lives.
The third theme was about civilizations and cultures, and included subjects such as the arts and literature, cultural identity, how to integrate civilizations and cultures, and how to benefit from the rich diversity that results from dealing with the damage caused by conflicts and wars.
The final theme, “Making Future Leaders,” assessed experiences at the international level that will train youth to become future leaders.


Deals signed to build over 19,000 homes in KSA

The agreements were signed in the presence of the housing minister, the CEO of the National Housing Co., and officials from the ministry and the Real Estate Development Fund. (SPA)
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Deals signed to build over 19,000 homes in KSA

  • The projects include sites dedicated to mosques, parks and government agencies

JEDDAH: The Housing Ministry, represented by the Sakani program, signed five agreements with four real estate development companies to build 19,359 housing units in Riyadh, Jeddah, Buraidah and Alkhobar for Sakani beneficiaries.
The agreements were signed in the presence of the housing minister, the CEO of the National Housing Co., and officials from the ministry and the Real Estate Development Fund.
Of the five projects, Murooj Jeddah will include 10,000 housing units, Luluat Al-Bahar in Jeddah 8,000, Tanal in Riyadh 1,008, Areen in Alkhobar 273, and Basateen Al-Qassim in Buraidah 78. All the housing units are villas and townhouses.
The projects include sites dedicated to mosques, parks and government agencies.