actively involves Emirati youth
The wise leadership of the UAE is passionate
about the nation’s sustainable growth, accomplished
through an upcoming generation that is educated,
committed and empowered to shoulder their
responsibilities, to innovate and to contribute
actively to the welfare of our diverse community.
The voice of the youth is encouraged to make itself
heard through several strategy-driven government
initiatives for youth empowerment in the UAE,
Including the Ministry of Youth Affairs and the
UAE’s Youth Empowerment Strategy, and the Emirates
Youth Council, among others.
The country made international history in 2016
when Her Excellency Shamma bint Suhail Faris Al
Mazrui was appointed as the Minister of State for
Youth Affairs. Then just 22, she is the youngest
minister in the world. Youth issues and aspirations
are her priority and she is involved in setting
development plans and strategies that can improve
the capabilities and contributions of young people
in the UAE.
Her Excellency also heads the
Emirates Youth Council, a body of 13 young men and
women who are tasked with presenting government with
the ideas, aspirations and solutions of the
country’s up-and-coming nationals. The council also
provides an incubating environment to enable the
youth to play a key role in the development process
of the country.
The UAE government's
efforts to empower UAE youth include: