Kuwait ex­e­cutes 150 pro­grams for youth in early 2017: Of­fi­cial

‘Kuwait is UN part­ner in youth sec­tor’

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KUWAIT: The Pub­lic Au­thor­ity for Youth (PAY) is set to ex­e­cute about 150 pro­grams for youth ac­tiv­i­ties early 2017. The plan will be ex­e­cuted in co­op­er­a­tion with dif­fer­ent min­istries and the Na­tional Coun­cil for Cul­ture, Arts and Let­ters (NCCAL), said the au­thor­ity’s Di­rec­tor-Gen­eral Ab­dul­rah­man Al-Mu­tairi in a press state­ment yes­ter­day.

The pro­grams will al­low youth of all tal­ents to ex­press their cre­ativ­ity and abil­i­ties in an en­cour­ag­ing en­vi­ron­ment, he said. Mean­while, As­sis­tant Un­der­sec­re­tary of the Min­istry of Health (MoH) for Med­i­cal Ser­vices Dr Mo­ham­mad Al-Khashti said the min­istry is tak­ing part in the plan by hold­ing train­ing cour­ses on first aid and sem­i­nars on healthy eat­ing and fight­ing obe­sity.

Part­ner

Separately, a UN en­voy has lauded Kuwait’s lead­ing sta­tus in sup­port­ing the youth say­ing the coun­try is a ‘part­ner’ with the in­ter­na­tional or­ga­ni­za­tion at this level. Kuwait is among the top states in em­pow­er­ing the youth and pro­vid­ing them with in­cen­tives, said the United Na­tions Sec­re­tary-Gen­eral’s En­voy on Youth, Ah­mad Al-Hendawi, in a state­ment yes­ter­day.

He was speak­ing on the heels of a meet­ing that grouped him with of­fi­cials from the Min­istry of State for Youth Af­fairs and the Pub­lic Au­thor­ity for Youth (PAY), dis­cussing the na­tional youth pol­icy and des­ig­nat­ing the coun­try as the Arab Youth Cap­i­tal (2017) by the Arab League.

The UN is tied with a ‘strate­gic part­ner­ship’ with the min­istry, he said, not­ing that Kuwait is ahead of other Arab coun­tries in the youth sphere, he said. The in­ter­na­tional or­ga­ni­za­tion views Kuwait as a minaret for sup­port­ing youth en­ter­prise, he added, laud­ing the Kuwaiti lead­ers who be­lieve in the young cit­i­zens’ po­ten­tials.

UN branch of­fices in Kuwait closely co­op­er­ate with the lo­cal au­thor­i­ties con­cerned with the ju­niors’ af­fairs, he elab­o­rated, not­ing that the UN and Kuwait have been bonded with an ac­cord to en­hance in­ter­na­tional ac­tion for the youth.

—KUNA

KUWAIT: The United Na­tions Sec­re­tary-Gen­eral’s En­voy on Youth Ah­mad Al-Hendawi speaks dur­ing a meet­ing in Kuwait.

Di­rec­tor Gen­eral of the Pub­lic Au­thor­ity for Youth (PAY) Ab­dul­rah­man Al-Mu­tairi

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