The Secretary-General of the Council of Ministers, Muti’ Dammaj, launched today, in the temporary capital, Aden, the activities of the youth forum, which is organized by the youth sector in the Ministry of Youth and Sports, in partnership with Youth Without Borders for Development and funded by the United Nations Population Fund in Yemen, to discuss the draft strategy of the ministry’s youth sector.
At the inauguration ceremony, Dammaj stressed the importance of organizing such youth meetings and gatherings for the people of the country, to discuss many issues and concerns related to their aspirations and hopes to participate and contribute to the formulation of general policies for the country, praising the role of the youth sector in the Ministry of Youth and Sports with these actions that would contribute to Realizing the aspirations of young people.
He added that societies rely a lot on youth as the basis for construction and development, and through them the future of countries is drawn, and we in Yemen hope that youth will have an important and vital role to contribute to building the nation and develop specific ideas and visions to overcome its ordeal.
For his part, Deputy Minister of Youth and Sports Mounir Al-Wajeeh indicated the political leadership’s interest and support in youth, indicating that the Ministry of Youth and Sports spares no effort in holding such youth forums and dialogues, which undoubtedly will have a positive impact on the societal and national levels.
He stressed the ministry’s keenness to implement the outcomes of this forum and translate them on the ground, in cooperation with other ministries, civil society organizations and other partners, thanking the supporting bodies and contributing to the establishment of this forum, which is expected to discuss everything related to youth and formulate policies for their positive participation in society.
In turn, the head of Youth Without Borders Organization for Development, Majid Al-Khulaidi, touched on the importance of joint work between government agencies and civil society organizations and the necessity of planning based on reality and the actual aspirations of young people, as well as dialogues and targeted discussions, to come up with the best specific means to empower them, integrate them and involve them in decision-making and policy-making.
The forum, in which 60 young men and women representing different governorates, relevant ministries, youth components, youth offices, scouts and guides branch, will discuss over two days a number of working papers on the future of youth work and present excerpts from the outcomes of the research process carried out by the youth sector in the ministry in cooperation with the Tami Foundation Consultation, which focused mostly on the concerns and aspirations of young people in a number of governorates of the Republic.