On 25 April 2017, a group of young Egyptians presented an initiative at the National Youth Conference in Ismailia to engage in dialogue with youth around the world. On 24 July 2017, President Abdelfattah El-Sisi officially responded at the Bibliotheca Alexandrina during the National Youth Conference in Alexandria, launching the First World Youth Forum (WYF), which was held in Sharm El-Sheikh in November 2017.
The World Youth Forum 2019, in its third edition, was launched in Sharm El-Sheikh from 14 to 17 December 2019 under the auspices of President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi.
The participants in the forum discussed a set of issues and files that revolve in the minds of young people at the local, regional and international levels, especially in the era of unprecedented technological developments, and the challenges posed by climate change and the Fourth Industrial Revolution.
The 2018 World Youth Forum was launched under the patronage of the National Training Academy under the auspices of H.E. President Abdel Fattah El Sisi, President of Egypt, November 2nd – 6th, 2018, in Sharm El-Sheikh, the land of peace.
The forum witnessed a significant increase in the number of members registered to attend its activities compared to the first version of 2017. The number of applicants to attend the forum reached 81 thousand young men and women from 195 countries between the ages of 18 and 40, of which 63 thousand to participate and attend meetings, and 13 thousand to participate as speakers, while 5 thousand artists to participate in the World Youth Theatre. Five thousand young men and women from 145 countries from around the world were invited to participate in the forum.
The idea of the forum goes back to the fourth National Youth Conference in Ismailia in April 2017 when H.E. President Abdel Fattah El Sisi, President of Egypt, invited youth from Egypt and around the world to participate in a “World Youth Forum" in Sharm El-Sheikh in November 2017 to convey a message of peace, development and love from the land of Egypt. World Youth Forum 2017 agenda included a variety of axes which discussed important cases and topics related to youth groups from around the world as follows: