Youth Integration: Joint Action Plan between Ministry of Youth and UN Agencies in Morocco
A joint action plan meant to support the integration of youth in the economic and entrepreneurial fabric was signed Tuesday in Rabat between the Ministry of Youth, Culture & Communication and the UN agencies in Morocco.
The plan seeks to promote multilateral cooperation between the two parties, as one of the major directions of the Kingdom’s foreign policy, spearheaded by King Mohammed VI, said the ministry of youth in a statement.
It likewise intends to strengthen strategic mechanisms to consolidate fruitful relations with regional and international organizations and to support the capacities of the sectors of youth, culture and institutional and technical communication, in addition to the realization of pilot projects in different regions of the Kingdom.
It will focus on supporting the new generation in the role of youth, analyzing the situation of Moroccan youth and building the capacity of young people in the field of entrepreneurship and innovation.
Minister of Youth Mohamed Mehdi Bensaid stressed during the signing ceremony that multilateral international cooperation contributes to the realization of many important projects, adding that his department is committed to providing a new dynamic especially for the integration of youth in the economic and entrepreneurial fabric.
The problem of youth is now mainly unemployment, a situation that needs to be addressed to provide new employment opportunities, he noted.
The Ministry has worked on new trades, notably video games in view of their importance on the international economic market, he said, affirming that the convergence of views is likely to facilitate action to ensure the inclusion of this important section of Moroccan society.
The joint plan involves the UN agencies in Morocco, namely the UN Development Program (UNDP), UN-Habitat, UNICEF, and the UNESCO Office for the Maghreb.