مدير جامعة الطائف: منتدى الشباب بنيويورك أكد ريادة المملكة في دعم الحوار والتعايش2019-02-24
16 September 2017
TU President Dr. Husam Zaman stressed the importance of MISK-UNDP Youth Forum, held in New York City on the theme of “Promoting Tolerance for Peace and Sustainable Development: A Dialogue with Youth,” as well as Saudi Arabia’s leadership and institutions in supporting dialogue to promote the culture of coexistence and tolerance among future generations worldwide.
In a statement after participating in the activities of the 2017 Youth Forum, Dr. Zaman said that the Forum showcased Saudi leadership in the management of a global dialogue to achieve the goals of sustainable development, embodied by the great success made by Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz Charity Foundation "MISK" in the organization of events.
TU President noted that the Forum was characterized by the participation of youth from different countries and cultures, all of which discussed the causes and ways of co-existence and acceptance of the other. The Forum also witnessed the trailblazing Saudi participation of MISK and the intense and active Saudi presence, especially by recipients of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques Scholarship to Study Abroad.
Dr. Zaman described the MISK-UNDP 2017 Forum for Youth as a new departure from non-traditional forums and conferences in terms of its relevance to the nature and interests of young people, noting the diversity of the Forum's program and its interactive short sessions. TU President noted the great appreciation enjoyed by the MISK participation in the Forum as a civil society institution with wide and varied interests in youth issues, sustainable development, and outreach beyond the usual geographical boundaries and social constraints.
In partnership with UNDP, the Mohammed Bin Salman Foundation (MISK) organized a joint youth forum 2017 with the participation of about 400 youth and world leaders, UN representatives, government and business figures, and a number of active social entrepreneurs. The aim of the Forum was to discuss the best means of promoting peace and tolerance, fostering the role of youth in promoting cultural dialogue, how to leverage creative ideas and utilize multiple sources of knowledge in order to build stable and harmonious societies, and achieve the goals of sustainable development in the world as a whole.
The Forum featured panel discussions and workshops for about 20 young entrepreneurs and innovative entrepreneurial projects that showcased the best scientific methods and practical experiences to empower young people, enhance their role in creating a tolerant world and addressing the pressing global problems of the moment. The Forum provided a rich intellectual program through a panel of keynote speakers including Michael Bloomberg (founder of Bloomberg L.P., Bloomberg Philanthropy, and the three-term Mayor of New York City), the first female US Secretary of State Madeleine Albright, the Health and Human Development Expert, Deepak Chopra, and UN Assistant Secretary-General Mourad Wahba.