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About

The UAE Government believes in the importance of investing in its youth and providing them with support and adequate opportunities for them to fully realize their potential. As statistics discussed in the agenda will demonstrate, young Emiratis are eager to serve as productive members of society, lead growth of the nation, preserve its identity and conduct meaningful lives as proud and responsible citizens.

Agenda Development

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For the first time, a Youth Agenda is developed by the youth, and for the youth, taking into account that the Minister of State for Youth A airs and her team are all youth;

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Youth mainstreaming and engagement are at the heart of the agenda through unique initiatives such as Youth Circles and Youth Councils;

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The Youth Agenda has the global aim to position Emirati youth as role models for youth around the world;

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The Youth Agenda is actionable with objectives, KPIs, initiatives, and performance management and governance frameworks;

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The Youth Agenda involves all stakeholders in the community, from the government to the private sector and the youth;

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The Youth Agenda is based on multiple sources of information: government leadership, private sector stakeholders, and the youth;

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The Youth Agenda is inclusive of all youth and speaks to them in their language.

01

For the first time, a Youth Agenda is developed by the youth, and for the youth, taking into account that the Minister of State for Youth A airs and her team are all youth;

02

Youth mainstreaming and engagement are at the heart of the agenda through unique initiatives such as Youth Circles and Youth Councils;

03

The Youth Agenda has the global aim to position Emirati youth as role models for youth around the world;

04

The Youth Agenda is actionable with objectives, KPIs, initiatives, and performance management and governance frameworks;

05

The Youth Agenda involves all stakeholders in the community, from the government to the private sector and the youth;

06

The Youth Agenda is based on multiple sources of information: government leadership, private sector stakeholders, and the youth;

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The Youth Agenda is inclusive of all youth and speaks to them in their language.

Analysis

The development of the National Youth Agenda began with an extensive baseline effort, which gathered information from multiple sources. These included youth statistics, leadership meetings, youth feedback from Local Youth Councils, Youth Circles, the Youth Survey, and social media feeds; and related national strategies

National Youth Agenda

Vision

Productive youth with an entrepreneurial spirit who realize their full potential and embody Emirati values.

Objectives

The UAE National Youth Agenda outlines five key objectives to achieve
its vision within the next five years:

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Engaged and Empowered Youth who Actively Shape Local and Global Agendas

Priority 1 - Engaged youth in shaping policy and solutions locally and globally

The UAE Government realizes that its Youth can effectively and innovatively put forward solutions to the challenges they face and, through their unique perspectives, harness opportunities that will allow them to reach their full potential

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Patriotic and Value-Driven Youth who Embody UAE Identity and Culture

Priority 1 – Patriotic and value-driven Youth who embody Emirati identity and spirit

Emiratis are proud and patriotic citizens with a strong sense of belonging to the UAE and an unwavering commitment to the values of their leadership. The top four values that UAE Youth identified as most important to them were (1) national pride and love and loyalty to the country, (2) ambition, (3) respect and tolerance, (4) and connection with Emirati culture, heritage, and tradition.

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Productive and Entrepreneurial Youth who Realize their Full Potential

Priority 1 – Educated Youth in demanded specializations

The agenda focuses on the school-level education of Youth aged 15-18 emphasizing areas that will enable them to make a smooth transition into university, such as enrollment, STEM specializations, learning outcomes, and motivation.

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Responsible and Stable Youth who Plan for their Future

Priority 1 – Visionary Youth who plan for their future

Planning ahead is a key skill for Youth to achieve their academic, professional and family goals. Providing Youth with the know-how and skill to develop plans will allow them to identify associated risks, become proactive rather than reactive to events, and improve performance

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Healthy and Safe Youth who are Protected from Harm

Priority 1 – Healthy Yyouth who lead active lifestyles

Maintaining health and regular physically activity enables youth to Improveimprove strength and endurance, reduce anxiety and stress, iIncrease self-esteem, and decrease the prevalence of obesity, diabetes and cardiovascular diseases in the UAE.

National Youth Retreat

The Youth Retreat gathered more than one hundred Emirati Youth, who brainstormed the most critical issues relevant to the UAE’s future, generated creative and sustainable ideas and proposed strategies for successful growth and development. Several Ministers attended the Youth Retreat to engage with Youth on the policymaking process.

National Youth Dialogue

His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid, Vice President and Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates and Ruler of Dubai, led a national social media online campaign for youth to express their dreams, aspiration

What do we want from the young? What do they want from us? How do we help them achieve their ambitions and dreams?

Over the coming days, our focus will be on UAE youth: their dreams, aspirations and challenges, through holding a

Most of our nation is made up of our youth: our future is in their hands. We are a young country, proud of its youth.