King Hamad Youth Empowering Award launched
(Manama) – HH Shaikh Nasser bin Hamad Al Khalifa, Representative of His Majesty the King for Charity Work and Youth Affairs, Chairman of the Supreme Council for Youth and Sports, President of Bahrain Olympic Committee, asserts that the Kingdom has become the focus of world attention in the area of empowering youth to contribute in sustainable development, thanks to the efforts being spearheaded by HM King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa.
Commenting on the occasion of the launch of King Hamad Award for empowering youth to achieve sustainable development goals, HH Shaikh Nasser pointed out that the Award, which is the first of its kind, stems from the King’s firm belief in the responsibility of Bahrain to provide the right conditions and pave the way for youth in Bahrain and from across the globe to actively participate in the making of creative and professional ideas that would eventually lead to meet the United Nation’s sustainable development goals.
“King Hamad Award has been founded to urge countries and government agencies as well as private companies and NGOs to allow youth to play a major role in meeting the sustainable development goals, as well as to unify the world’s efforts in one path towards empowering youth,” HH Shaikh Nasser explained, highlighting the Award’s noble aims.
HM the King’s Letter to UN Secretary General
It’s worth noting that HM King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa had commissioned HE Mr. Hesham bin Mohammed Al Jodar, Minister of Sports and Youth Affairs, to deliver a letter from HM to Mr. Ant?nio Guterres. It was received by Mr. Ahmed Al Handawi, Envoy of the Secretary-General for youth. HM the King’s letter threw light on increasing the prospects of cooperation between the Kingdom of Bahrain and the UN in various fields in order to promote youth and pave the way to allow them to participate and empower them towards achieving the sustainable development goals. The letter also revealed the idea of the Award which was officially launched during the 6th Economic and Social Council Youth Forum.
“Countries and private companies as well as NGOs have began collaborating with the UN to intensify efforts towards reaching the sustainable development goals for the year 2030. With the existence of 1.8 billion young people of both genders around the world under the age group 10-24-year-olds, youth have been an instrumental component in shaping the future we all desire to have. Young people were very active in designing and determining the sustainable development goals, and they have always been a priority in the development efforts as agreed by the UN members in 2015. There is a growing need to empower youth and women and provide them with the right career opportunities,” HE the Minister said.
An Exclusive Exhibition
On this occasion, the Ministry of Sports and Youth Affairs has set up an exhibition to grow awareness of the Award. It was established in cooperation the Bahrain Economic Development Board and Tamkeen.