DUBAI // Youth councils are to be established nationwide according to an action plan approved by Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid, Vice President and Ruler of Dubai on Sunday.
The move is one of the initiatives in the 100-day plan passed during Sheikh Mohammed’s meeting with Mohammed Al Gergawi, Minister of Cabinet Affairs and the Future, and Shamma Al Mazrui, Minister of State for Youth Affairs.
Forums will be organised across the country and a manual of Emirati values for young people will be created, the state news agency Wam reported.
Sheikh Mohammed issued directives for a long-term national strategy for youth engagement and a programme to develop the skills of young Emiratis representing their country abroad.
“Governments cannot carry out sustainable development without meaningful partnerships with the youth,” he said.
“We advised the Minister of State for Youth Affairs to listen, listen and listen to the youth, and to convey to us their feedback so the Government can create an ideal environment for them to achieve their aspirations.”
Caring about Emirati youth is the responsibility of not only Ms Al Mazrui, but all government and private entities, he said.
She said the 100-day plan is would develop a system to support youth and allow them to innovate and contribute.
It will inspire youth by celebrating their achievements, empowering them to engage in social responsibility, and helping them plan for the future.
Source: uae news