Youthful participants discuss opportunities to contribute to balanced and sustainable development at home and abroad
RIYADH, February 7 – A Saudi delegation, sponsored by the King Salman Youth Center, took part in the Youth Forum of the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations, which was held recently at the UN headquarters in New York City. The purpose of the forum was to discuss the 2030 Sustainable Development Plan.
The Permanent Representative of Saudi Arabia at the United Nations, Ambassador Abdullah Al-Maalmi, hosted the Saudi Youth Delegation, and also examined the proposals presented by its members at the Forum. The proposals were related to the promotion of sustainable development in Saudi Arabia and around the world. H.E Ambassador Al-Maalmi was upfront about his pride in Saudi Arabia’s youth, who, he said, can best represent the Kingdom at international events and forums.
During the recent forum at the UN, held on January 30 and 31, participants from around the world discussed generating recommendations that could contribute to achieving sustainable development in an efficient and balanced way.
Saudi participants also presented ideas and proposals regarding the importance of raising awareness among communities of the importance of eliminating “solid waste”, and how to achieve it.
During one workshop, “Creating an Adequate Work Environment”, participants focused on three main themes: development, connectivity and flexibility. In the workshop, Saudi participants also reviewed the Kingdom’s technological development experience, which is part-and-parcel of Vision 2030, the Kingdom’s roadmap to the future.
In another workshop, entitled “Make cities inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable”, the Saudi delegation discussed the role of the Kingdom in promoting peaceful global coexistence and integration through the development of mutual partnerships. They also expounded on the role of community entrepreneurship, detailing the importance of the systems under development in the Kingdom meant to help today’s urban youth to live in harmony.
The Saudi delegation also met with the Deputy Secretary-General, United Nations Youth Envoy, Jayathma Wickramana Yaki, who praised the Saudi delegation’s proposals for enriching the discussions on how best to develop societies over the near future.
The Forum provides a venue for the world’s youth to express their opinions, to share their points of view, and to think collectively about what they and their contemporaries can do to achieve sustainable development across the world.