During the last meeting of the UfM Senior Officials for 2021, and just ahead of the 2022 European Year of Youth, the 42 member states adopted unanimously the UfM Youth Strategy 2030 – Euro-Mediterranean Youth towards a common goal.
Union for the Mediterranean (UfM) has placed young people at the heart of its action, focusing on empowering and engaging them as agents for positive change. The UfM Youth Strategy 2030 is a milestone that comes as a targeted response to the call of the 42 UfM Ministers of Foreign Affairs, at the 2nd UfM Regional Forum, to launch a ‘Positive Agenda for Youth in the Mediterranean´.
In line with that mandate, the UfM Secretariat has been mobilizing youth-led organisations and regional stakeholders working on youth empowerment, to work to support and mobilize youth, in a more structured way, across its main areas of action. It has identified the needs and main lines of action to reinforce regional cooperation on youth and speed up the implementation of related Sustainable Development Goals in the region.
“The ultimate success of the UfM 2030 Youth Strategy, and the Action Plan that will follow, depends on the degree of ownership and cooperation which all UfM member states and interested stakeholders, invest in it”, added UfM Deputy Secretary General John Paul Grech.
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