UNDP Kuwait hosts second annual International Youth Day

Aug 5, 2012

KUWAIT CITY, 5 August (UNDP Kuwait) - The United Nations Developement Programme in Kuwait held its second annual International Youth Day on August 5th, 2012 . The event took place at the UN House in Mishref and included officials, organizations and youth.  The event commemorated the United Nations’ commitment in tackling matters that deal with youth locally and internationally.

    This years’ focus dealt with the relationship between the youth and the various entities of the privates sector. The event included a roundtable discussion on the theme of the importance of partnerships between the private sector and the youth. Attendees included Dr. Saad Al-Barrak, Dr. Taleb Ali, Engineer Fares Al-Enezi Mrs. Fareah Al-Saqqaf, Mrs. Rana Al-Nibari, Mr. Khalid Al-Askar, Mr. Ahmed Al-Bader, Dr. Abdullah Al-Humaidhi, Mr. Tarek Al-Jassim and, the United Nations Development Programme Deputy Resident Representative, Mr. Stein R. Hansen. The discussion was chaired by UNDP’s Assistant Resident Representative, Mr. Mubarak Aladwani.

    The night is a commemoration of the youth’s participation in local initiatives and in enhancing global society. The theme chosen for International Youth Day is titled “Building A Better World: Partnering With Youth” - it is a global call to action for young men and women, as well as other stakeholders around the world, to develop and engage in partnerships with and for youth towards building a better world.

    The event was intended to symbolize our commitment to inspire youth to become conscientious, active, global citizens who would contribute to the well-being of the general community. The occasion was also dedicated to celebrate young people who have positively contributed to their personal and community development locally and internationally, with the support of the National Youth Project.

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