The United Nations Humanitarian Coordinator in Palestine calls for youth empowerment

 called on the United Nations Humanitarian Affairs Coordinator and Resident Coordinator in Palestine, Jimmy McGoldrick, to take steps to engage and empower youth in order to help them shape their future.

In a statement today, Wednesday, on the occasion of International Youth Day, McGoldrick said, under the slogan "Youth Participation for Global Action," that the United Nations in Palestine celebrates this day, which sheds light on the ways in which youth enrich national institutions and processes at the local and national levels. And global level, and draw lessons on how to further enhance their representation and inclusion in formal institutional policies.

He added that youth participation and empowerment is essential for the global community to achieve the goals of the 2030 Agenda, and this is evidenced by the fact that more than a third of the Sustainable Development Goals relate directly or indirectly to youth, with a focus on their empowerment, participation, and well-being.

McGoldrick emphasized that at the time the United Nations celebrates its 75th anniversary, its campaign in Palestine helped highlight the positive role that youth can play in reaching vulnerable groups in their societies, adding that this was exemplified by their contribution to awareness of HIV prevention. Corona, the newcomer, in the most marginalized areas of their societies.

McGoldrick said, "We have seen some positive steps to better engage and empower the youth in Palestine, but the reality is still difficult with the daily increase of physical and social barriers, although young people make up more than 30% of the population, but they suffer from high unemployment rates and low levels. Political representation and insufficient opportunities, as in other parts of the world, have led to a feeling of great despair, which may lead to a dangerous development, unless we take measures that reflect this reality.


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