Nobel Peace Laureate Kailash Satyarthi is set to attend the Middle East Youth Expo.
The largest youth engagement initiative in the Middle East will see more than 70 inspirational speakers descend on Abu Dhabi for the Middle East Youth Expo 2019 (MEYE 2019), from 19th to 21st November.
Kailash Satyarthi, the 2014 Nobel Peace Laureate, will be among the speakers.
Kailash will deliver a keynote speech as part of international celebrations to mark the 30th anniversary of the adaptation of the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) by the United Nations General Assembly.
The three-day expo will gather thousands of young delegates, between the age of 14-21, to collaborate and explore sustainable solutions for both people and the planet. This is in alignment to the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the UAE Vision 2021.
So, what should you expect?
For a start, it will be a festival-style event, so it’s going to be loads of fun.
There is lots to take away for youth delegates that will help to empower, inspire and direct them to achieve their life goals and become responsible global citizens. We like the sound of that!
There are workshops galore.., 35 to be exact. Plus panel discussions and more than 10 immersive zones.
Youth Circles is expected to be a huge draw for lively discussions covering topics including business & entrepreneurship, health and well-being, fashion and digital innovation.
We all like a celebration, especially when it involves the region’s young leaders who have shown to be resilient change-makers and are dedicated to solving global issues.
The MEYE 2019 Young Leader of the Year Awards, in collaboration with One Young World, will honour those who have inspired their peers and communities.
The awards are open to young people aged 14-17 and 18-21 year in the UAE and the Middle East.
But to be eligible, entrants’ actions or achievements must have changed, innovated or strengthened commitment to their communities for positive change for people or the planet, for each of the MEYE 2019 pillars.
MEYE 2019 is free for all schools, colleges and universities in the UAE.
For more information, registration or to submit award nominations, and to know the MEYE 2019 pillars visit: themiddleeastyouthexpo.com.