Yemen commits to implementing regional project to strengthen youth volunteerism

17 Jun 2013

imageMinister of Planning and International Cooperation Dr. Mohammed Al-Sadi signed the agreement in the presence of Ms. Kawtar Zerouali, the Regional Project Manager (Photo Saba)

Yemen lunched a Regional Project " Arab Youth Volunteering for a Better  Future " today with the United Nations to expand opportunities for Yemeni youth in the area of volunteerism.H.E. Minister of Planning and International Cooperation Dr. Mohammed Al-Sadi signed the agreement in the presence of Ms. Kawtar Zerouali, the Regional Project Manager, and discussed ongoing UN activities in support of youth development, in a ceremony at the Ministry of Planning and International Cooperation in Sana'a.

Led by the United Nations Volunteers (UNV)’s Regional Programme, the project, entitled: “Arab Youth Volunteering for a Better Future” aims to harness the power and energy of youth through volunteerism, drawing on the inherent core values of self-help, solidarity and social cohesion. The project, which will be implemented in five Arab countries:  Egypt, Jordan, Morocco, Tunisia and Yemen, will strengthen the infrastructure necessary to build the skills and capacities of youth in the region.  It will develop means to improve youth integration in the socio-economic development of their countries and enhance their active participation in their societies.

The project will be implemented over a three years period, during which its achievements will be assessed for replication and expansion to other countries across the Arab region.

"We are glad that Yemen joined this regional pilot project intended to enrich the volunteerism culture, and to strengthen an enabling environment for youth volunteerism in the country" Kawtar Zerouali, Regional Youth Programe Manager.

Contact Information

Mr. Mustafa Al-Sufi, National Youth Development Specialist. mustafa.al-sufi@undp.org