On the occasion of International Fraternity Day, the European Union collaborated with the Higher Committee of Human Fraternity and the Federal Youth Authority of the United Arab Emirates, to organise a “Youth Majlis” panel discussion with the theme: “Cultivating Human Fraternity” at the Youth Pavilion in Expo 2020 Dubai.
The aim of the event was to empower youth in building stronger bonds and ties across the globe and building on the European Union’s effort to celebrate 2022 as the ‘Year of Youth’. It gathered youth and decision makers alike in an engaging dialogue on what it takes to cultivate human fraternity in different sectors.
The panel included H.E. Shamma Al Mazrui, Minister of State for Youth Affairs in the UAE, H.E. Judge Mohamed Abdelsalam, Secretary General of Higher Committee of Human Fraternity and H.E. Andrea Matteo Fontana, EU Ambassador to the UAE. Each speaker discussed how he/she has striven to cultivate the different pillars of human fraternity in their respective fields.
Over 70 youth from different backgrounds participated in the hybrid event and got to ask the speakers questions in an open dialogue format, allowing for the exchange of ideas between a diverse group of individuals.
- Publication date
- 10 February 2022 (Last updated on: 4 February 2022)
- European External Action Service