CAIRO – 5 November 2017: A number of young international artists arrived Sharm El Sheikh to participate in the first World Youth Forum (WYF) on Sunday.
Among the attendees is Alec Wek, South Sudanese-British model and designer, who expressed her delight with the organizing of the forum and the warm welcome.
Other artists include Greek singer Tania Breazou, Kenyan singer Mayonda, Russian singer Nicole Marie Knaus and Italian singer Thomas Grazioso.
Caption: Famous Greek singer Tania Breazou in Sharm El Shaikh
Caption: The international Kenyan Singer Mayonde
Caption: The Italian Singer Thomas Grazioso with the Egyptian singer Malak El Husseiny
Caption: The Italian Singer Thomas Grazioso with The Kuwaiti Singer Hamad Al Qattan
Held under the auspices of President Abdel F***h al-Sisi, the WYF is running from November 4 to November 10.
Hundreds of young people from all over the world travelled to Sharm El-Sheikh where the WYF will convene under the theme “We Need to Talk.”
The forum will bring together 3,000 young people, represented by 60 delegations from across the world, in an effort to explore key issues facing young people and determine their role in implementing global development goals and combating terrorism.
The idea to hold an international youth conference in Egypt came during the third National Conference of Youth (NYC) in Ismailia in July when Sisi announced the WYF in Sharm El-Sheikh at the fourth NYC in Alexandria.
The seven-day gathering will witness the participation of official youth representatives over 18 years old, leaders of various youth networks, head of states, media figures and around 250 young Egyptian expats.