Reinforcing Social Equity: Integrating Youth in the Development Process - ESCWA
29-31 March 2009

Reinforcing Social Equity: Integrating Youth in the Development Process

  • Abu Dhabi, UAE


The UN Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA) organizes, in collaboration with the Family Development Foundation in the United Arab Emirates, an Expert Group Meeting on "Reinforcing Social Equity: Integrating Youth into the Development Process" in Abu-Dhabi, 29-31 March 2009. This meeting is held in line with a) the execution of the Resolution 60/2 adopted by the General Assembly in which the United Nations urges Member States to develop holistic and integrated policies for the empowerment of youth and the strengthening of their role in society and in the development process (A/RES/60/2), and b) the execution of ESCWA recommendations which urge Member States to accord due importance to demographic changes and the resulting increase in the youth population (now labeled as the "youth bulge") in the formulation of development plans and programmes. In a valued and remarkable initiative, ESCWA and the Family Development Foundation share the realization of the importance of these resolutions and recommendations, as well as the understanding that their execution has positive implications on the future process of development in the region.



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