The high-level regional meeting on learning, skills-building and the transition to work for adolescents and youth, sponsored by UNICEF, the International Labor Organization, the United Nations Fund for Population Development and the United Nations Development Program, was held in the Jordanian capital, Amman, from 23 to 24 August.
The Lebanese delegation was headed by the representative of the caretaker prime minister Ziad Mikati, the ministers’ representatives in the caretaker government: on the behalf of Youth and Sports Dr. Mirna Sabra, on behalf of Agriculture Dr. Salem Darwish, on behalf of Labor Eng. Denise Dahrouj, on behalf of Education and Higher Education and the General Directorate of Vocational and Technical Education Dr. Osama Ghoneim, President of the General Labor Union Dr. Bechara Al-Asmar, General manager of the Association of Lebanese Industrialists Talal Hejazi, Assem Sharif on behalf of Lebanese Association for Studies and Training, and Eng. Farah Ghanem representing the youth representative in Lebanon.
The dialogue and discussions in the general meetings and side sessions focused on the importance of establishing young people in their countries despite the conflicts and wars in the region and their social and economic repercussions, and on creating decent job opportunities by linking education to the needs and through supporting and financing small projects and finding permanent social care.