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NCHR lauds WYF recommendations; decides to integrate them in its action plan

The National Council for Human Rights (NCHR) lauded the recommendations of the 4th edition of the World Youth Forum (WYF) held in Sharm El-Sheikh from 10th-13th January 2022, attended by Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi, and a wide range of youth from over 196 countries.

Ambassador Moushira Khattab, President of NCHR, stressed the importance of WYF’s recommendations, most notably that they came as a result of discussions sessions attended by young participants and states’ officials as well.

The NCHR president emphasized that the participation of President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi in the forum, along with a number of presidents, states’ officials and international organisations, has boosted the event’s momentum.

Ambassador Khattab presented WYF’s recommendations, which included the call to establish an African business council gathering young entrepreneurs and business owners, and link young people’s ideas and innovations with opportunities and financing initiatives. The initiatives also included the call for the World Health Organisation (WHO) to adopt a mutual vaccine recognition initiative, the call to localize water desalination technologies in all countries suffering from water scarcity, and the call to hold a global summit for donors to discuss the best ways to help low-income countries.

Moreover, the recommendations included youth engagement in climate change issues, and raising awareness about regional and international climate change objectives and highlight the importance of placing cross-border water resources management on top of the international priorities by implementing a global joint water resources governance model.

The WYF’s recommendations also included the call to boost the UN efforts to established a unified UN platform responsible for ensuring the necessary funding for rebuilding purposes, and launch an international strategies aimed at underpinning humanitarian and social solidarity and support post-pandemic international peace and security.

Khattab also highlighted President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi’s resolutions following WYF, which included assigning the National Training Academy to draft specialized training programmes for Arab and African youth to develop their skills, assigning WYF’s administration to activate an interactive dialogue platform for international youth to exchange views and ideas, assigning the Cabinet to develop an integrated concept paper on Egypt’s vision on rebuilding regional areas of conflict.

The NCHR has decided to integrate the WYF’s recommendations in its action plan for the upcoming period, in collaboration with various state institutions.

Furthermore, the NCHR has adopted a mechanism for the reconstitutions of the council’s committees, which consist of: civil and political rights committee, cultural rights committee, international relations committee, social rights committee, economic rights committee, legislative affairs committee and complaints committee.