The World Youth Forum, organized for the first time in this format, was organized by the Egyptian Government and was aimed to make the voice of the youth sound. Many key international politicians have participated in the forum from all over the world.
The proposal to participate in the program was sent by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Egypt and the statement was announced by the Ministry of Sport and Youth Affairs of the Republic of Armenia. Edik Harutyunyan said in a conversation with us that after applying to the program, he participated in the qualification stage in Egypt where his participation was approved.
He also mentioned that the forum was held in two sections - official and informal. “In the informal sector, we were completely free, we could approach each country official to discuss issues or to learn about their international relations and political developments.”
The official part of the forum consisted of five directions: global youth issues, sustainable development trends, civilizations and culture, future leaders training, and UN Security Council modelling.
Edik Harutyunyan’s participation was in the framework of the UN Security Council’s Modelling: “We all agreed that the main issue of our focus should be the fight against international terrorism, and as Armenia is not represented in the Security Council within the framework of this struggle, I was involved in the role of the Chinese delegation. Thanks to the other members of our delegation and my work we got the Best Delegation Award.”
He said that one of the advantages was the communication with political figures: “And, of course, the fact that representatives from all countries were participating in the forum and those participants represented the voice of youth in their countries. Within the framework of the program, I got acquainted with their vision of the future, discussed how they imagined solutions to world problems in their countries and could compare the educational system of our countries. It should be noted that YSU is quite competitive in a number of ways.”