DUBAI, 7th December, 2022 (WAM) — Shamma bint Suhail Faris Al Mazrui, Minister of State for Youth Affairs and Vice President of the Arab Youth Centre (AYC), announced the date of the second edition of the Arab Meeting for Young Leaders, which will take place on 12th February, 2022, under the patronage of Sheikh Theyab bin Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the Centre.
The meeting will be held as part of the activities of the World Government Summit in Dubai from 12th to 15th February, 2022.
She made the announcement during her speech at the inauguration of the Youth Knowledge Forum, organised by the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Knowledge Foundation, with the attendance of Dr Ashraf Sobhi, Minister of Youth and Sports in Egypt and Chairman of the Executive Office of the Council of Arab Ministers for Youth and Sports.
“Under the framework of the support and directives of Sheikh Theyab bin Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the AYC, we will cooperate with our partners in the Arab region to organise the second edition of the Arab Meeting for Young Leaders, which will focus on strengthening youth relations with the Arab identity and language, and the role of youth empowerment organisations,” Al Mazrouei said.
The first edition of the meeting, which was held at Expo 2020 Dubai, represented a platform for building on the gains of the centre, with the support of the Arab League and the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) and an Arab action team that promotes investing in youth capacities, she added, noting that everyone is looking forward to the second edition of the meeting, to witness the active participation of all Arab youth ministers and youth action pioneers.
Sobhy participated in the Youth Knowledge Forum, which took place in cooperation with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).
In his speech at the event, he stressed that the youth are the future and the breakthrough in knowledge development.
The meeting was organised by the Arab Youth Centre, in partnership with the UAE’s Federal Youth Authority, with the support of the Arab League and the United Nations.
The event saw the launch of the “Honorary Charter for the Empowerment of Arab Youth,” with the participation of 16 Arab youth ministers and some 60 personalities, including the heads and directors of youth work institutions in the Arab region and over 100 young men and women who are Arab leaders.