Ministry of Culture and Sports
The Youth Affairs Department at the Ministry of Culture and Sports announced that the State of Qatar made progress in the Youth Development Index 2020, ranking second in the Arab world and 32nd globally.
The Youth Development Index is issued by The Commonwealth Association and measures the status of young people in 181 countries around the world. The State of Qatar achieved a great progress in the new index, advancing 43 places at the global level and two levels at the Arab level.
Commenting on the occasion, Minister of Culture and Sports H E Salah bin Ghanem Al Ali congratulated the youth on the achievement, expressing pride of the youth energies in the State of Qatar. The Minister of Culture and Sports said that the achievement is the fruit of the efforts exerted by the youth in the service of their society and their homeland, and their active participation in the youth centres and sports clubs.
Qatar’s progress in the Youth Development Index was achieved thanks to the social youth movement which was demonstrated by strategic steps, including the election of the Youth Advisory Committee for the Minister of Culture and Sports, which represents the voice of youth in the proposal and initiative. Members of the committee were chosen through elections in which more than two thousand young men and women participated.
Qatar has been ranked among the countries with a very high level of youth development, which is the highest rating in the index. At the Arab level, the State of Qatar ranked second after the State of Kuwait, which ranked 27th globally.
As for the sub-indicators, Qatar ranked 11th in health and well-being, 19th in peace and security, 14th in employment and job opportunities, and 30th in equality and sports.
The Ministry of Culture and Sports has embarked on preparing the first national youth policy in the State of Qatar, which will be the reference document for youth work in Qatar.
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