Kuwait City, Aug 14: The Director-General of the Public Authority for Youth, Dr. Mishaal Al-Shaheen Al-Rabei, that Kuwait ranks 27th globally in the Arab countries and their solutions on the Global Youth Development Index 2020 issued by the Commonwealth Union this year, reflecting the goals of the “New Kuwait 2035” vision of investing and developing human capital in particular youth capital. Reported by Al-Qabas.
The State of Kuwait was included in the category of the most developed countries for youth, along with Singapore, Norway, Finland, Germany, South Korea, and Japan.
Al-Rubaie said in a press statement today, Friday: “These efforts are not a result of today but rather came as a result of continuous efforts that spanned over two years as we were assigned by the Honorable Council of Ministers in 2019 to implement the National Youth Policy in coordination with the Supreme Council for Planning and Development and the offices of organizations of the United Nations, which is in the country to evaluate Kuwait’s performance indicators with regard to youth development and to set operational plans to improve them.
He added: “Several fruitful meetings and workshops have been held with the United Nations Representative for Youth, the United Nations Development Program, the World Bank, UNICEF, UNESCO, and the International Labor Organization to develop frameworks and executive programs to support youth and link them to the sustainable development goals, in addition to our keenness to strengthen Kuwait’s presence at the level Through our participation in the annual youth forums of the Economic and Social Council to discuss and develop international youth policies and exchange ideas and innovative solutions with the aim of creating a better future for youth.”
He pointed out that these efforts resulted in the development of 6 projects that will be implemented with UN offices in the areas of improving performance indicators related to youth development, empowering young women in entrepreneurship, enhancing digital skills among young people, qualifying young women to engage in the labor market, providing children with life skills, and promoting mental health. in children. These projects were included under the umbrella of the National Youth Policy along with other existing development projects, noting that the Board of Directors of the Public Authority for Youth approved the implementation of these projects.
Al-Rubaie stressed that the authority is continuing its approach that supports and encourages young people and that young people are at the top of the state’s priorities because they are the main pillar of development and progress at all levels, and that the authority, with the full support of the Minister of Information and Culture and Minister of State for Youth Affairs Abdul Rahman Al-Mutairi, will work hard to provide everything that would advance Youth work in the country and provide young people with the skills and tools that qualify them in the future and provide them with the possible environment for progress and advancement.
Dr. Mishaal Al-Rabi` thanked the Secretary-General of the Supreme Council for Planning and Development Dr. Khaled Mahdi for his support and assistance, as well as the leaders and employees of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs for their efforts in facilitating international participation, as well as the representative of the Secretary-General of the United Nations and heads of UN offices residing in the State of Kuwait for their outspoken efforts in facilitating communication with organizations international provision of expertise and information.