Young people around the world remain optimistic that an inclusive, resilient recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic is possible. With creativity and dedication, they are helping develop solutions to make sure communities emerge from the pandemic stronger than before. No doubt it is young people who have experienced the brunt of the pandemic's impact worldwide. As Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director-General of the World Health Organization (WHO) said "Young people are less at risk of severe disease and death from COVID-19 but will be the most affected by the long-term consequences of the pandemic, which will shape the world they liveand work in for decades to come".
Yet, despite these troubling trends, young people have also been an energetic force at the forefront of developing creative solutions to an inclusive, sustainable pandemic recovery. At GYPF 2023, the organizers would like young people to have a role in every possible element that exists: advocacy, policymaking, research, environment, gender — across every possible angle.
GYPF 2023 brings together young people from diverse backgrounds, religion and nationalities to discuss their experiences and propose solutions for youths and by the youths. This will provide them a platform for increased cross-fertilization of ideas; So that they become true global citizens in thinking and action and volunteer to co-create a future equal to their vast potential. The organizers assume that the continuity of organizing GYPF will prove infectious and it will certainly encourage similar sprouting elsewhere.