The World Youth Forum (WYF) in Egypt will host a simulation model of the United Nations Human Rights Council from January 10 to 13.
During the registration process, almost 5,000 young people applied to be a part of the simulation model. Some of them have been chosen to present at the MUNHRC on the topic “Implications of the Covid-19 Pandemic on the Right to Healthcare.”
In 2019, the WYF hosted a simulation model of the Union for the Mediterranean, where young people from member states debated climate change and how to mitigate its effects.
A simulation of the Arab-African Summit was also organized in 2018 with representatives from 67 Arab and African countries to address economic integration between the two continents.
The forum was originally intended for 2020 but was postponed because of the coronavirus pandemic. This year’s event will focus on the Covid-19’s ramifications, as well as peace, development, and innovation.
The WYF will cover topics such as the Sustainable Development Goals 2030, energy, entrepreneurship, the role of institutions in recovering from the pandemic, the future of healthcare, digital transformation, poverty-reduction initiatives, the impact of the pandemic on individual behavior and crime patterns, and more.
WYF lab, WYF Theater, and Inspire. D will be held on the sidelines of the forum. Around 15,000 young men and women from 160 nations attended the third edition of the World Youth Forum. It has made a contribution to the UN Human Rights Council’s 41st session, and the UN and the Union for the Mediterranean have acknowledged it as an international forum for dialogue.
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