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    ICESCO Director-General and Egyptian Minister of Youth and Sports have dialogue with children on climate change at COP27

    12 November 2022

    In the presence of Dr. Salim M. AlMalik, Director-General of the Islamic World Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (ICESCO), and Dr. Ashraf Sobhy, Minister of Youth and Sports of the Arab Republic of Egypt, ICESCO’s pavilion at (COP 27), in Sharm El-Sheikh, held a simulation activity with several children to raise their awareness of the importance of contributing to the efforts to preserve the environment and achieve sustainable development.

    During the activity, held on Friday (November 11, 2022), Dr. Sobhi stressed the need to build the capacities of children and youth, promote a culture of environmental protection and address climate change challenges given their role as the builders of the future, pointing out to the importance of intensifying global efforts to enhance preparedness to face disasters and natural crises.

    The Egyptian Minister of Youth and Sports expressed his thanks and appreciation to ICESCO for its permanent cooperation and commitment to global issues of interest to its Member States.

    For his part, Dr. AlMalik reviewed the strategic vision and major priorities of ICESCO in the field of environmental protection, highlighting that the wide geographical scope of the Organization’s action, which includes Asia, Africa and the Arab region, places confronting the threats to biodiversity and the repercussions of climate change among the top priorities for ICESCO in order to preserve a healthy environment and a rich natural heritage for future generations of young men and women and children.

    The activity included many interventions by the participating children, who freely and consciously expressed their ideas and asked many questions about the threats of climate change and the future of the planet in light of these changes. Dr. Al-Malik and Dr. Subhi answered their questions.

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