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.


Saudi Arabia's KSRelief to distribute meals in Sudan during Ramadan

Updated 25 April 2018
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Saudi Arabia's KSRelief to distribute meals in Sudan during Ramadan

  • The program includes the distribution of food baskets and meals to 87,500 displaced people in camps
  • The Muslim World League (MWL) also launched a relief campaign to help the Yemeni people in Sudan

RIYADH: The King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Centre on Tuesday signed a joint program worth $500,000, in cooperation with a civil society organization in Sudan, for providing meals to the needy in the country during Ramadan.
The program includes the distribution of food baskets and meals to 87,500 displaced people in camps in North Darfur, South Darfur, South Kordofan and Khartoum, in order to alleviate the suffering of displaced families and bring joy and happiness to fasting people.
The Muslim World League (MWL) also launched a relief campaign to help the Yemeni people in Sudan. The initiative is part of the humanitarian response plan launched by the UN in 2018.
The campaign includes distribution of food baskets among more than 10,000 Yemeni people.
Saudi Ambassador to Sudan Ali bin Hassan Jafaar affirmed the Kingdom’s continuous support for the needy people in the world. He also lauded the MWL’s support for the Yemeni and Syrian people in Sudan.