Delegate: Mr. AlZarooni
12. Mr. AlZarooni (United Arab Emirates), speaking as a youth delegate, said that a third priority area was to support young people in their plans for the future. An initiative entitled “youth launchpad” had been established to help young people with projects in 29 areas. A fourth priority was mental health. The two youth delegates had established a non-profit organization, in coordination with other groups, to carry out awareness-raising campaigns, provide training courses and organize volunteering in mental health and psychiatric facilities. The Government was also supporting youth initiatives across the Arab world, including a programme to produce one million Arab programmers. It was important to continue concerted efforts to support young people in all areas.
UN Doc.: A/C.3/74/SR.4
UN Doc.: A/C.3/74/SR.4, 2 October 2019, p. 3, Youth Delegate Search: https://youthdelegatesearch.org/united-arab-emirates-2019/.