The UAE Cabinet has approved the formation of a Federal Youth Authority to encourage young people to get involved in key sectors of the economy.
The plan falls under the country’s 2071 centennial strategy focussing on education, economy, government development and community cohesion.
The authority will encourage creativity and idea among the country’s young population by coordinating with local youth council to develop an annual agenda of activities.
It will also establish a database of these councils and ensure that their objectives and plans are consistent with the UAE’s youth empowerment agenda.
Other actions under the authority’s mandate will be to establish and manage youth centres, clubs, events and workshops.
Prior to the council’s formation, the country has supported a number a number of youth policies including the appointment of a minister of state for youth affairs, Shamma bint Suhail Faris Al Mazrui, and the establishment of the Emirates Youth Council in 2016.