The United Nations General Assembly adopted a resolution on Wednesday welcoming the contributions of youth forums and conferences, including the World Youth Forum in Sharm El-Sheikh, to empowering young people and developing their knowledge of multilateral work.
The resolution, which was adopted by consensus, was submitted by a group of states including Egypt, Portugal, Jamaica, the Dominican Republic, and Laos. It calls on the United Nations system to support Model United Nations programs and to encourage Member States to organize their own youth forums and conferences.
Ambassador Osama Abdel Khalek, permanent representative of Egypt to the United Nations, said that the adoption of the resolution reflects the international appreciation of the World Youth Forum.
He emphasized the forum’s role in providing young people with an opportunity to exchange ideas and visions and to develop their abilities in the fields of peace, creativity, and development.
Abdel Khalek stressed the keenness of the Egyptian political leadership to empower young people and increase their participation in all development efforts. He also said that the adoption of the resolution complements Egypt’s pioneering role in the issue of youth empowerment at the United Nations.
The resolution is a significant step forward in the recognition of the importance of UN simulation models and youth forums in empowering young people and promoting multilateralism. It is also a testament to Egypt’s commitment to youth empowerment and its leadership in this area at the United Nations.