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Moushira Khattab: “World Youth Forum”, live example of dialogue democracy, implements national human rights strategy

Ambassador Moushira Khattab, President of the National Council for Human Rights (NCHR), said that the “World Youth Forum”, whose 4th edition takes place from 10th -13th January 2022, has developed from a youth-promoting idea to a recognised international dialogue platform. The United Nations has lauded the event for reinforcing dialogue and interaction on a variety of local, regional and international topics.

The NCHR President stressed that the forum is in line with the national human rights strategy vision on “civil and political rights”, most notably freedom of expression, and “young individuals’ rights”, which aims to enable young generations through training, learning and efficient participation, develop their cultural, scientific, psychological and physical skills and encourage them to engage in collective and volunteer action.

Ambassador Khattab highlighted that the Egyptian state, under the presidency of President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi, has taken efficient steps to empower youth, most notably youth empowerment in state institutions. She added that the country has successfully strengthened the role of youth in local conferences and in the “World Youth Forum” different editions since its inception in 2017.

The NCHR President noted that Egyptian youth now enjoy a healthy environment that supports human rights, on civil, political, economic, social and cultural fronts, in accordance with “Egypt 2030” plan which aims to achieve sustainable development across all sectors.

Ambassador Moushira Khattab stressed that President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi patronage of the Forum and his participation in its activities gives the event and its recommendation a significant weight, confirming the importance and seriousness of the discussions, amid the participation of numerous government officials and foreign countries representatives in the forum. Khattab highlighted that over 500,000 young individuals from nearly 196 countries have applied to participate in the event.