Silatech joins hands with UN human rights body for youth empowerment
Youth empowerment is one of the top priorities for Qatar. This is visible in the number of initiatives the country has taken to empower youth locally and internationally.
This week the country is hosting the Doha Islamic Youth Forum, dedicated to providing a platform for youth to engage in discussions on topics that are significant for youth development.
Yesterday, in another stride toward better opportunities for the youth, Silatech and the United Nations High Commission for Human Rights have teamed up to develop programs for global youth empowerment. The programs will be set up in line with international human rights treaties and agreements.
This came during a meeting between Silatech CEO Sabah Al Haidoos and the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet, held in Geneva, Switzerland, recently.
"This partnership is a milestone and the outcome of the strategic meeting that took place between Her Highness Sheikha Moza bint Nasser, Founder and Chairperson of Silatech’s Board of Trustees, and the High Commissioner for Human Rights on the margins of Silatech’s High-Level Forum in Geneva on March 4," Silatech said in a press statement.
Silatech agreed with the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, in Geneva to cooperate in a partnership to develop initiatives and programmes for global youth empowerment in alignment with international human rights treaties and agreements. #QNA pic.twitter.com/hCSL9MilCh— Qatar News Agency (@QNAEnglish) July 8, 2019
The collaboration aims to promote the rights of young people with a focus on their right to decent work and decent life in alignment with international human rights agreements.
Commenting on this partnership, Al Haidoos said, "We have introduced an integrated framework and project for the partnership that illustrates the theme, 'Youth empowerment in the light of global human rights system'. This framework will highlight the relationship between youth and human rights and promote advocacy programs and initiatives on broader issues affecting young people."
Silatech has suggested a joint initiative to promote youth rights in areas of armed conflict and fragile states, the Silatech CEO said.
"It will help protect those who suffer from discrimination and grave human rights violations. The initiative aims at reforming national laws, strategies, and plans that are related to youth," she added.
As part of its ongoing pursuit to economically and socially empower youth, Silatech has been actively involved in establishing strategic partnerships to achieve some of the UN Sustainable Development Goals, as well as several of the UN's Youth Strategy 2030 priorities, the statement adds.
The World Health Organization, International Labour Organization, Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development and the United Nations Institute for Training and Research, are among some of the international entities Silatech has been coordinating with.
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