WTA, taking part in the 7th International UNESCO NGO Forum
visited Riyadh, Saudi Arabia on 3 and 4 May 2017 to be a part of the Seventh
International Forum of NGOs in official partnership with UNESCO.
forum was especially meaningful for UNESCO and each NGO in official partnership
with UNESCO as the Forum is the first such event to take place in the Arab
region; also for the WTA, as it is our first time participating in the UNESCO
NGO Forum. Over 400 NGOs from over 70 countries and over 2,000 delegates joined
Forum addressed the theme of youth and their social impact, which fits UNESCO’s
mandate and its actions related to youth. Following the many debates and
discussions held during the Forum, we concluded that the young delegates have
shown themselves to be the change-makers, offering creative solutions to
manifold challenges. As well, the rich networking and warm welcome were
overwhelming. We like to thank again UNESCO, the NGO Liaison Committee and the
MiSK Foundation for all their efforts!