Tunis to play host to 2nd edition of Youth Forum in Arab Region August 20-22
16/08/2019 20:10, TUNIS/Tunisia

(TAP) - The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) is organising the 2nd edition of the Youth Forum in the Arab Region in Tunis from August 20 to 22, the UNFPA Arab States Regional Office in Cairo said in a statement.

The forum themed "Knowledge at the service of youth in the Arab States" brings together youth representatives, influencers and partners, including youth civil society organisations\networks, academic and research institutions, private sector, religious leaders, media, UN and other development partners and donors, said the Fund.

160 young people from 20 Arab countries will participate in workshops to discuss their ideas based on their knowledge before presenting 4 regional projects at a high-level ministerial dialogue session.

UNFPA places a special emphasis on young people as decision-makers who are committed to significant and concrete choices that affect them, as well as their peers, communities and countries, the Fund indicated.

Prime Minister Youssef Chahed will attend the opening ceremony, along with Minister of Youth and Sports Sonia Ben Sheikh.

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