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UfMSecretariat RT @UNFCCC: World nations adopt a robust set of guidelines for implementing the landmark #ParisAgreement on #ClimateAction > https://t.co/J
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UfMSecretariat RT @AbadiMutaz: Since 2015 , 3 years of work as well in #Tunis on the #UFM @UfMSecretariat flagship project #Lake Bizerte , two years ago w…
UfMSecretariat The #UfM and the #Mediterranean Youth Climate Network hosted today at @cop24 the side event “Tapping the potential… https://t.co/t1I9Gq2oEd
UfMSecretariat If you are at the @COP24 in #Katowice, join us tomorrow at our side-event coorganized with @MYCNetworkk : Tapping t… https://t.co/PX7TdrjdBq
UfMSecretariat The #UfM is presenting the #BLUEMED initiative together with the European Commission and the BLUEMED CSA at GFCM Fi… https://t.co/6YQt9YTCPe
UfMSecretariat RT @BenmoussaHajar: @Aymancherkaoui discussing private sector and territorial actors’ role in implementing the Paris Agreement at #Moroccan
UfMSecretariat #Cooperation at all levels is essential: #today we signed a memorandum of understanding with the World Meteorologic… https://t.co/t63Ucs2Pxs
UfMSecretariat #UfM International #Climate Finance Study published: USD 8.3 billion of climate finance was committed to the SEMed… https://t.co/3NdVk2h632
UfMSecretariat RT @ESCOLAEUROPEAEU: La red #chainPORT analiza en #Barcelona el papel de los puertos en las futuras #cadenas #logísticas via @cadesum https…
UfMSecretariat RT @EFEverdeCOP: La #región del #Mediterráneo principal afectada por el #CambioClimatico, según un informe de @UfMSecretariat presentado e…
UfMSecretariat RT @IEMed_: Tomorrow @RogerAlbinyana (dir. of Mediterranean Regional Policies, @IEMed_ ) participates in this @COP24 side-event coorganized…
UfMSecretariat #HappeningNow:TransLogMED Conf, organised w/ @EscolaEuropeaEU & Tunisian Ministry of Transport & with +100 particip… https://t.co/1Lgrj021ik
UfMSecretariat RT @MaaninouRachid: #ufm Deputy Secretary General #MaaninouRachid part of the jury of #Arlem Awards 2019 about best Young local entrepreneu…
UfMSecretariat RT @WorldBankWater: With risk comes opportunity. Now is the chance to refocus our approach on water management with the new urgency of cl…
UfMSecretariat On the anniversary of signing of the #ParisAgreement and in line with the @un 2030 Agenda for #Sustainable Dev, the… https://t.co/ScfHZVhi6q
UfMSecretariat RT @InstitutLa: Agriculture, energie, commerce...la dimension #environnement nécessite des recherches transversales multiacteurs qui s'inte…
UfMSecretariat La región mediterránea es uno de los principales focos de cambio climático en el mundo debido a, entre otros, la e… https://t.co/5zWwZFOWpW
UfMSecretariat RT @femisenetwork: Jorge Borrego, UfM Senior Deputy Secratary General, Energy Climate Action; Higher education and Research at the @femisen
UfMSecretariat RT @femisenetwork: Happening right now, the co-organized workshop of @femisenetwork, @InstitutLa @ENERGIES2050 and @UfMSecretariat, discuss…
UfMSecretariat هناك إمكانات كبيرة لإعادة استخدام المياه العادمة في منطقة البحر الابيض المتوسط، حيث لا يتم حاليًا سوى إعادة تدوير ١… https://t.co/lC7s3GuYGM
UfMSecretariat RT @InstitutLa: "Placer la question climat/territoire au centre de la stratégie de coopération EuroMed", débats à la #COP24 à l'atelier @In
UfMSecretariat RT @europeanregions: President @MagnusBerntsson is representing AER at the #COP24. The day starts with a keynote speech and discussion of a…
UfMSecretariat #UfM Deputy SG, Jorge Borrego, is highlighting the #Mediterranean climate action at #COP24 Studio: “The adopted rul… https://t.co/XFciNfx55V
UfMSecretariat RT @ENERGIES2050: Launch of the side event with @UfMSecretariat, @femisenetwork and @InstitutLA at ENERGIES 2050 pavilion (Floor E - 10) !…
UfMSecretariat RT @femisenetwork: Happening right now at #COP24 the workshop of @InstitutLa, @femisenetwork, @ENERGIES2050 and @UfMSecretariat discussing…
UfMSecretariat RT @femisenetwork: All set-up for today's #COP24 workshop in #Katowice with @InstitutLa @UfMSecretariat @ENERGIES2050 where we will discuss…
UfMSecretariat #UfM Deputy Secretary General Jorge Borrego is speaking at the #COP24 event in Katowice:"Supporting Access to Green… https://t.co/6Ggcw0eMpK
UfMSecretariat RT @RogerAlbinyana: The only way I know to guarantee peace and stability in the #WesternMediterranean area is by fostering greater regional…
UfMSecretariat RT @planbleu: Side event @COP24: A science-policy interface on risks of climate and environmental change in the Mediterranean region - Orga…
UfMSecretariat RT @UNFCCC: .@bertrandpiccard talks about an innovative future, about solar energy at #COP24, to fight #climatechange. Let us all listen to…
UfMSecretariat RT @femisenetwork: @InstitutLa @femisenetwork @ENERGIES2050, announce the publication of "Euro-Med sub-national governments in the fight ag…
UfMSecretariat “Per risolvere la questione migranti non basta gestire i flussi, occorre affrontare le cause profonde" #UfM SG Nass… https://t.co/FMaXYx0nec
UfMSecretariat 16 Days of Activism against gender-based violence which began the Int. Day 4 Elimination of Violence against Women… https://t.co/mfoZMDQqMK
UfMSecretariat Le saviez-vous? 80% des emplois dans la région euro-méditerranéenne sont créés par des PME! Découvrez l'initiative… https://t.co/3kqG5QrDgl
UfMSecretariat ناصر كامل: الشباب أكبر ثروة وأهم ميزة فى المنطقة https://t.co/aSe2q0PFxP https://t.co/87qkvAcBgU
UfMSecretariat RT @InstitutLa: @femisenetwork & @InstitutLa ravis d'annoncer leur collaboration avec @UfMSecretariat & @ENERGIES2050 sur 2 événements #COP
UfMSecretariat RT @SwitchMed: Enabling access to #finance for green #entrepreneurs in southern #mediterranean countries: a document produced by a joint wo…
UfMSecretariat هل تعلم أن البحر الأبيض المتوسط لا يحمل سوى ١٪ من مياه العالم ولكن ٧٪ من المنتجات البلاستيكية المتناهية الصغر؟… https://t.co/DyTzg0F36m
UfMSecretariat Egalité hommes-femmes dans l’héritage en #Tunisie: Sous la direction du président, le Conseil des ministres tunisi… https://t.co/ussXVl5zOw
UfMSecretariat تعتبر المدرسة الفضاء المتميز لمنع العنف ضد النساء والفتيات والأطفال علي المدى الطويل: اكتشف مشروعالأتحاد من أجل الم… https://t.co/ysLyrRAwPl
UfMSecretariat Today in #Algiers - #UfM SG Nasser Kamel participated in the Ministerial Meeting of the WestMED initiative, where W… https://t.co/wm7p1Uwlh0
UfMSecretariat RT @EU_MARE: Western Mediterranean ministers, with the support of @EU_Commission & @UfMSecretariat, adopted a declaration to strengthen reg…
UfMSecretariat #HappeningNow: The #UfM co-organises an Info Day aimed at inform #Mediterranean stakeholders on the 2019… https://t.co/1pj0DaUJws
UfMSecretariat هناك إمكانات كبيرة لإعادة استخدام المياه العادمة في منطقة البحر المتوسط، حيث لا يتم حاليًا سوى إعادة تدوير ١٪ منها… https://t.co/qLKqbDfv6k
UfMSecretariat RT @MED_GreenGrowth: New collaborations with UfM, thematic events, Thematic Working Groups on #circulareconomy, and much more in the new In…
UfMSecretariat #HappeningNow: The #UfM Experts on Industrial Cooperation hold its first meeting following the adoption of the Work… https://t.co/9Zn5NNBrxj
UfMSecretariat Child marriage interrupts schooling, limits girl’s opportunities and increases risk of experiencing domestic violen… https://t.co/TvOBQ4b3SW
UfMSecretariat #disabilityday: Respecting individual diversity brings value to our societies. #respect #dignity #equalityhttps://t.co/Rc5V6Rcnv3
UfMSecretariat Le saviez-vous? La #Méditerranée accueille 1/3 du trafic maritime mondial. D'une valeur de 520 millions d'euros, l'… https://t.co/h0W3Xl4mq9
UfMSecretariat .@UNWTO Deputy Dir. Reg. Dep. for Europe, Christopher Imbsen: “Your efforts are in line with our mandate: promote t… https://t.co/N2U6Ajk15B

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