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UfMSecretariat #Ahora en el Aula Magna de la Facultad de derecho de la @UniBarcelona: el secretario general de la Unión por el Med… https://t.co/qeY9OFAVtx
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UfMSecretariat RT @AbadiMutaz: At the first Cairo Water Week, we are organizing our WASH TASK FORCE , the second #UFMS TASK FORCE MEETING on #WASH now coo…
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UfMSecretariat RT @PRIMAInnovation: Have your say! Do not miss the opportunity to tell your opinion on PRIMA AWP through the Public Consultation at the f…
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UfMSecretariat Les 1ères rencontres euro-méd de l’#économieBleue durable se tiendront les 20-21 oct à Bizerte avec la participatio… https://t.co/j6RfJ3qNxm
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UfMSecretariat The #UfM celebrated the First Stakeholders’ Dialogue for its flagship initiative #Med4Jobs on 8 October 2018 with t… https://t.co/qsxKQKhRYx
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UfMSecretariat RT @Wikigender: #InternationalDayofRuralWomen ♀️: 📣Our online #discussion on #ruralwomen in the Mediterranean region benefited from insight…
UfMSecretariat RT @PlasticBusters: @plasticbusters indicates ecotoxicological alarm after oil spills in the #PelagosSanctuary for cetaceans living in SPAM…
UfMSecretariat Appel à nominations pour le Prix @UNESCO -Roi Hamad Bin Isa Al-Khalifa: le prix récompense les initiatives utilisan… https://t.co/nY2Fr2N6gi
UfMSecretariat RT @UN_Women: The global movement for women’s rights must not leave #ruralwomen behind. Let Int’l Day of Rural Women be an opportunity to j…
UfMSecretariat RT @UNFCCC: The IPCC’s 1.5ºC report is a clarion call to maintain the strongest commitment to the #ParisAgreement’s goals, at the @UN Clima…
UfMSecretariat RT @EURACTIV_FR: "Si @UfMSecretariat n’a pas été au cours de cette décennie l’instrument de résolution du conflit de la région, image qui l…
UfMSecretariat RT @IMISCOE: CfP - 16th Annual IMISCOE Conference June 26-28, 2019 Malmö University, Sweden. Theme: Understanding International Migration i…
UfMSecretariat Laurence Païs, vice-secretária-geral da União para o Mediterrâneo : “Não há desenvolvimento sem as mulheres no cent… https://t.co/7EZdgyYyUl
UfMSecretariat أمين "الاتحاد من أجل المتوسط": خلق فرص عمل هدفنا الأساسي #Med4Jobs #UfMRegForum @ElwatanNews https://t.co/5iMye1icum
UfMSecretariat RT @UNDPArabStates: "The Mediterranean region is young, it is dynamic. New ideas that challenge and break stereotypes are everywhere,” said…
UfMSecretariat RT @HassouniFatiha: How to make cities safer for girls https://t.co/FujJpL21VU
UfMSecretariat It's a wrap! The #Women4Mediterranean Conference in #Lisbon finishes reaffirming key role of women in building incl… https://t.co/uDcqSAQvaj
UfMSecretariat RT @grazianodasilva: When rural #women are empowered, agricultural productivity increases and national economies grow. They are key to fe…
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UfMSecretariat RT @SarahMPoole: Empower women, and empower societies. Honored to offer keynote address on breaking gender stereotypes and social barriers…
UfMSecretariat Nora Noor, l'une des lauréates du concours photo d'@euromedwomen nous parle de son travail à la… https://t.co/7BYQ7EfIyy
UfMSecretariat RT @EU_MARE: Have you heard? #BlueInvest is coming to the Mediterranean in 2019! A matchmaking event that brings together innovators & inve…
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UfMSecretariat How can behavioral insights foster women’s economic empowerment in the MENA region? The second day of… https://t.co/5s9bDRO6Mk
UfMSecretariat RT @unwomenarabic: Arab leaders open the #Women4Mediterranean Conference 2018: Hala Lattouf, Min. @MOSD_JO #Jordan 🇯🇴 Neziha Labidi, Min. o…
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UfMSecretariat It’s action time at the #Women4Mediterranean conference: Lina Khalifeh, entrepreneur who founded the 1st self-defen… https://t.co/yYxG34aDCM
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UfMSecretariat La Conférence de l’#UpM #Women4Mediterrranean à Lisbonne accueille dès ce soir l’exposition de photos d'… https://t.co/FnuSP7kN2k
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UfMSecretariat RT @Emma_Gardan: "A dream becoming true for me", Ms. Noura Harit, 19-year old student at @UEMFes, talking at #UfMRegForum #Med4Jobs Dialogu…

People's demands for employment to be considered a right were actively raised during the Tunisian revolution. Novel approaches, a defined road map and pooled resources all form part of the impetus towards gearing the new economy, curbing unemployment and boosting new jobs. Yet, none of these farsighted changes can materialize without addressing the real, underlying problems the region faces in setting up new youth employment strategies.


September 17th will feature a session geared towards these very challenges. During this session, entitled 'The Employment Challenge: How to Adapt National Strategies to better improve youth employability and skills', participants will put forth ideas on how to further strengthen international as well as regional cooperation to achieve concrete short-term results in the field of youth employability, and how to streamline employment and job creation across complex national contexts of industry, fiscal and macro-economic policies.


One of the pivotal roles of the conference will be to provide insights and data. For example, did you know that roughly 30% of the total population of the Arab Mediterranean countries is between the ages of 15 to 30? And were you aware that recent figures indicate the alarming fact that two-thirds of young people are currently excluded from decent work? They are either in informal, sub-standard employment, unemployed or neither in employment nor in education or training. Among young Arab women, this exclusion from the labour market affects up to 80% of the total population.

Analysts have collectively pointed out the need to review the development model and economic policies implemented during the last 25 years in the Arab Mediterranean countries, including, among others, the substantive energy subsidies in the region, the rigid labour regulations and the high wage charges.

Encouragingly, the session will help to channel pragmatic and workable solutions for the region's pressing challenges. An array of recommendations to be put forward features suggestions as to how to eradicate youth illiteracy and the practical components involved in making this a reality. Or perhaps pinpointing business sectors which have a potential for high job creation such as tourism, construction, the agro-food business or ICT.

Read further information on Background Note

Co-funded by the European Union