UNICEF Press Release: UNICEF and Ministry of Local Government in Libya - Partnership for the Youth
Tunis, 14 November 2016 - UNICEF together with senior officials from the Ministry of Local Government and the Delegation of the European Union held a workshop in Tunis, Tunisia on the commitment and partnership for young people in Libya. Within the framework of the programme ’Towards Resilience and Social Inclusion of Adolescents and Young People’, UNICEF will aim to address priorities of education, child protection and other priorities of youth in Libya.
The two-day workshop took place on the 9th and 10th of November with an aim to agree on a shared vision and to establish a solid partnership between the Ministry of Local Government and UNICEF to work together within the EU funded programme.
Abdel Majeed Boughrara, representative of the Minister of Local Governance and head of participating delegation, expressed “the readiness of the Ministry to take the necessary decisive steps for the development of youth and stressed the importance of working with municipalities in Libya.”
“Youth is a fundamental element in sustaining the current transitional process and in guaranteeing the democratic and prosperous future of Libya” stated Stefano Sotgia, Head of Cooperation of the Delegation of the European Union to Libya.
“This programme will boost the resilience of young people and present a model for youth’ development with respect to the local culture and values in the country,” said Ghassan Khalil, UNICEF Special Representative in Libya.
The parties agreed on an implementation strategy which involves youth, municipalities, the civil and the private sectors during the workshop.