Arab League urges investment in youth

Arab League
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AMMAN — The Arab League on Tuesday hosted a ceremony celebrating the World Population Day, which falls on July 11, according to the Jordan News Agency, Petra.اضافة اعلان

The event was titled “A World of 8 Billion: Toward a Resilient Future for All - Harnessing Opportunities and Ensuring Rights and Choices for All”.

Assistant Secretary-General of the Arab League Haifa Abu Ghazaleh said the Arab region has an effective asset that can effect positive change, which is the high proportion of the young population. She noted that, according to the State of the World Population 2020 report, youth make up 86 million of the region’s total 470 million population.

In order to channel youth energy toward sustainable development that has a positive impact on the economy, she also urged investment that supports youth development and ensures their right to health care, quality education, and productive jobs.

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