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AUS student selected as UAE delegation member for Sixth Euro-Arab Youth Forum
Omar Al Nuaimi, an active student from the Student Leadership Program (SLP) at American University of Sharjah (AUS), was selected by the UAE General Authority of Youth and Sports Welfare to become a member of the UAE delegation that participated in the Sixth Euro-Arab Forum held recently in Fez, Kingdom of Morocco.
The forum was organized as part of the Rabat Capital of Arab Youth (2016-2017) held under the slogan "For a creative and co-existent youth." The forum contributed to the program of the Youth Capital of the Organization of the Islamic Conference. It also addressed the Sustainable Development Goals adopted by the United Nations in 2015 and the role of young people in supporting their implementation. The forum aimed to mobilize young people and various youth organizations from Arab and European regions to engage in dialogue and cooperation against violent extremism and hate speech.
"The Sixth Euro-Arab Youth Forum brought together youth from diverse backgrounds who were committed to making positive changes in their countries. As an individual from the United Arab Emirates, I spoke about how my country empowers youth, encourages collaborative discussions between youngsters and decision makers, and appoints young individuals in leadership positions," said Omar Al Nuaimi, a freshman majoring in economics.
"The Euro-Arab Youth Forum is a significant platform for the youth to exchange ideas and views," said Dr. Moza Al Shehhi, Dean of Students. "Nowadays, it is important for our youth to develop the skills necessary to deal with the root cause of hatred and extremism, and most importantly, to increase intercultural tolerance," she added.