Egypt’s equivalent of the United Nations’ Generation Unlimited initiative was unveiled at the World Youth Forum

During the ongoing World Youth Forum (WYF) in Sharm El Sheikh under the auspices of Egyptian President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi, the Egyptian equivalent of the United Nations’ ‘Generation Unlimited’ initiative was launched under the title ‘Country’s Youths.’ 

The multinational project is the first collaboration of the public and commercial sectors, as well as global adolescents, to provide skills training and connect the world’s 1.8 billion 10- to 24-year-olds with job, entrepreneurship, and good social impact prospects. 

The platform is a one-of-a-kind collaboration involving UN-affiliated international organizations and other development partners who support the project, as well as the government, young people, civil society, and the commercial sector. 

The new platform backed Egypt’s 2030 Vision, which aims to empower young people by establishing training and educational opportunities, equipping them with labor market skills, and encouraging them to become entrepreneurs and active members of society. 

Generation Unlimited, the original global initiative, was launched at the 73rd session of the United Nations General Assembly in 2018 with the goal of bringing together world leaders, public, private, and youth-led institutions to partner, finance, and provide scalable solutions for young people, thereby contributing to the operationalization of the United Nations Strategy on Youths and progress toward achieving the Sustainable Development Goals. The project uses the concept of “learning to earn” to match young people’s skills to the demands of the labor market. 

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