H.H. Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Presidential Affairs, has launched the "Arab Youth Opportunity Platform," the largest of its kind, featuring more than 2,000 opportunities for Arab youth in different specialisations.
"Supporting and empowering Arab youth is not an individual responsibility. It is rather a national responsibility that everyone should subscribe to," Sheikh Mansour said following the launch of the platform.
He urged governments to place youth welfare as a top priority and adopt innovate initiatives, programmes and plans to prepare the youth for tomorrow's opportunities and challenges.
"Under the directives of our leaderships, the Arab Youth Centre continues its innovative initiatives aimed at motivating the youth to utilise their energy and potentials in serving their communities in a way that will lead to realising comprehensive and sustainable development, which is a must for a better tomorrow," he added.
He explained that the opportunity platform seeks to identify the needs of the Arab youth and provide opportunities to them to make a difference in their lives.
"The platform provides a roadmap for the youth to identify the requirements of the job market and the opportunities it provides for them to realise their potentials and ambitions. It is also an important database for the concerned authorities to identify weaknesses in the opportunities available, and to develop plans and programmes to address them," Sheikh Mansour said.