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Kuwait 1st in Arab world, 27 globally on Youth Dev Index

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UN official praises Kuwaiti youth

KUWAIT CITY, Aug 14, (KUNA): Minister of Information and Culture and Minister of State for Youth Affairs Abdul Rahman Al-Mutairi affirmed that Kuwait’s ranking as first in the Arab world and 27th globally on the Global Youth Development Index for the year 2020 out of 181 countries issued by the Commonwealth of Nations is a reflection of the political leadership’s interest in supporting and developing youth.

Al-Mutairi said in a press statement Saturday, on this occasion, that Kuwait’s progress on the Global Youth Development Index after it was ranked 111 globally in 2013 comes as a result of the continuous work carried out by state institutions, civil society and the private sector directly related to the development of youth work to prepare all means of success for them. He explained that what distinguishes youth work in all institutions and sectors in Kuwait is that it is participatory and all its programs and projects stem from youth and meet their aspirations, in addition to the fact that the work of most of these bodies depends on integration between government agencies, the private sector and civil society institutions to achieve the desired youth development.

He pointed out that this progress is due to the excellence of Kuwaiti youth and their keenness to develop themselves and their country in various youth fields, as evidenced by their effective participation in all their activities and programs and their distinction in representing Kuwait in regional and international forums. Praising their efforts and endeavors to develop and advance their country, Al-Mutairi valued the continuous and unlimited support of His Highness the Amir Sheikh Nawaf Al Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, and His Highness the Crown Prince, Sheikh Mishaal Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah for Kuwaiti youth, which had a great impact on the success of youth endeavors.

Al-Mutairi said that the government, under the directives of His Highness Sheikh Sabah Khaled Al-Hamad Al- Sabah, the Prime Minister, will continue to present its distinguished programs and activities for the development and empowerment of young people, and to provide spaces for creativity to contribute to the development of the country. It is noteworthy that the Public Authority for Youth will hold a ceremony to distribute the prizes of the Kuwait Youth Creativity and Excellence Competition in its fifth edition. Meanwhile, Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General and Resident Coordinator to Kuwait Dr. Tariq Al-Sheikh praised the role of Kuwaiti youth, their initiatives and effective participation in their society, and their vital role in facing challenges and crises in various fields.

On the occasion of the United Nations celebrating the International Youth Day, Al-Sheikh, explained, in a press statement recently that Kuwaiti youth are always looking forward to change, learn and contribute to improving life. He said that there are youth groups that have provided environmental friendly products such as recycled food waste, to be used as fertilizer and greening neighborhoods. These small businesses have a great impact on the world. He pointed out that many young people in Kuwait expressed their desire for greening empty spaces as one of the most effective ways to reduce carbon dioxide in the atmosphere. Al-Sheihk praised the efforts of Kuwait through the national dialogues held by the United Nations in cooperation with the public and private sectors and youth groups who invested in improving the supply of the food chain. He pointed out that the youth group, who constitutes the vast majority of the population density in Kuwait, have exceeded all expectations during the Corona crisis by providing support to their government and society in several areas such as health, environment, food systems and others.

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