Young Arabs Meet in Cairo for Anti-Desertification Event
The ever-widening deserts of the Arab World will be in the spotlight this week as young people gather in Cairo to discuss reining in the pressing problem.
The first session of the second Arab Youth and Environment Union Conference will begin Monday under the auspices of Arab League Secretary General Amr Mousa, the daily Al Messa reported.
Participants from 12 Arab countries will discuss the role of Arab youth in confronting desertification during the October 15-20 event at the Arab League headquarters.
The conference aims at encouraging young Arabs to interact with their environment and contribute effectively to solving their problems, in addition to facilitating the exchange of expertise between Arabs in this field.
Representatives are scheduled to attend from Kuwait, Qatar, Syria, Lebanon, Jordan, Bahrain, Morocco, Yemen, Libya, United Arab Emirates and the host country, Egypt.
The conference will focus on:
*Study of the causes of desertification in Arab countries.
*Presentation of leading projects to counter desertification in the Arab World.
*Explanation of the clauses of the international convention on desertification, which was recently endorsed in Bonn, and the role of Arab youth in this convention.
*Proposal for an Arab strategy for young people to counter desertification over the next 10 years - Albawaba.com