Middle East and North Africa: Young People

Foreign and Commonwealth Office written question – answered on 24th January 2020.

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Photo of Lord Hylton Lord Hylton Crossbench

To ask Her Majesty's Government what programmes they run, or intend to run, in (1) the Middle East, (2) North Africa, (3) Turkey, (4) Iran, and (5) Afghanistan, to work with young adults from those areas; and what plans they have for ministerial visits to focus on issues which affect such young adults.

Photo of Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon Minister of State

Her Majesty's Government supports a wide-range of Overseas Development Assistance (ODA) funded programmes benefitting young adults. For example, in Turkey we have helped train young politicians and civil society representatives in democratic participation. In Tunisia and Egypt, we have helped young people build skills to access jobs. In Jordan we have supported implementation of the Government’s Youth Strategy. In Afghanistan we have supported economic development and job creation. More information can be found on the gov.uk website. We do not comment on future Ministerial visits for security reasons but Ministers raise these issues with their international partners on a regular basis.

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