UAE Cabinet approves National Youth Agenda 2031

The UAE Cabinet has approved a National Youth Agenda as it looks to empower young people in the country.

Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, chaired the UAE Cabinet meeting at Qasr Al Watan, Abu Dhabi.

Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum said: “Today, I chaired the Cabinet meeting at Qasr Al Watan in Abu Dhabi. We approved the National Youth Agenda 2031. The Cabinet’s directives to the Minister of Youth focus on five key pillars: economic empowerment of our youth, developing their scientific skills, consolidating their national identity, enhancing their community contributions, and activating their role in representing their country internationally.

UAE National Youth Agenda 2031

The National Youth Agenda 2031 aims to empower young Emirati to be a role model regionally and globally.

The agenda seeks to increase their contribution to economic and social development.

The agenda focuses on five main pillars:

  • Aiming for the Emirati youth to be a major contributor to the national economic growth
  • To contribute effectively to the community while adhering to Emirati values and principles
  • To globally drive positive change and be a global role model
  • To keep up with the latest breakthrough in advanced technologies and be highly proficient in mastering the skills of the future
  • To enjoy the highest levels of health and quality of life

The National Youth Agenda 2031 aims to qualify more than 100 young Emirati to represent the country in global organisations and forums related to the national sectors of priority, and to provide 100% suitable career pathways for youth in the labour market.

The agenda seeks to place the UAE among the top 10 countries globally in terms of the quality of life provided to youth.

The agenda aims to enhance the national consciousness among the youth, ensuring that Emirati youth are the proudest of their identity and national affiliation, and to launch the National Charter for Youth in this field.

The agenda aims to make the UAE the easiest country in the world for young people to access basic services, and to double the number of youth projects in promising and future sectors, in addition to doubling the number of young Emiratis who obtain academic and vocational qualifications that suit the future skills and labour market needs, in addition to launching the honorary medal for elite youth.


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