The Youth Forum in the Arab region

No. of pages: 53

Publication date: 2019

Author: UNFPA

Youth in the Arab Region face huge challenges that limit their employment prospects and restrict their potential to become fully participating members of society. Inadequate health and education services deny them access to quality, youth-friendly health services and the vital life skills they should be entitled to, all because they are subject to the significant impact of conflicts, terrorism, instability and the myriad forms of migration. Yet, in spite of all this, youth constitute an unprecedented opportunity for their countries and the region as catalysts for a sustainable future. Enormous potential benefits stand to be realised once adequate investment is made in the Region’s Demographic Dividend (DD). Youth represent the main agents of change for achieving sustainable development and promoting peace, security and prosperity in their countries and society as a whole.