DUBAI- In line with its continued commitment to nurture the youth of the GCC region, the Secretariat General of the Cooperation Council for the Arab States of the Gulf has organized a workshop for young people titled: “Health, Sport and Entertainment Industry”.
The two day workshop, which will take place at the Conrad Hilton Hotel in Dubai on Sunday August 10 and Monday August 11, will give 200 young men and women from the member states the opportunity to interact and engage with top level officials from across the GCC and give their input and recommendations on how to improve and encourage healthy lifestyle habits among the region’s youth.
The workshop will take place in the presence of His Excellency Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, Minister of Culture, Youth and Community Development, and Chairman of the General Authority of Youth and Sports Welfare; HE Dr. Abdullatif bin Rashid Al Zayani, Secretary-General of the Gulf Cooperation Council; Their Excellencies ministers and senior officials from the UAE; and a number of undersecretaries of the concerned ministries from all the GCC countries; in addition to the young delegates.
The workshop is the most recent in a series of workshops being held by the General Secretariat of the Cooperation Council for the Arab States in the member states, following a decision made by the GCC Supreme Council during its 34th summit in Kuwait in December 2013, which affirmed the necessity of nurturing young people.
In accordance to this decision the GCC Supreme Council has committed itself to undertake every possible effort to develop the capacity and skills of the GCC’s youth in a diverse range areas, by providing a platform that brings together young people, experts, and the concerned organizations to propose recommendations and strategic initiatives which support GCC youths and activate their role in building society.
The workshop aims to present the current health situation of young population in the GCC countries and discuss all possible means to facilitate its improvement.
During the workshop important topics such as the role of sport and entertainment channels in this regard as well as how to encourage studies and research in the fields of youth and sport will be discussed.
Furthermore, the workshop’s high level delegates will also be exploring ways to cooperate with related regional and international organizations and groups, and work to develop common frameworks in the fields of youth and sport, the standardization of names, and structures and functions in the youth and sport departments, agencies and organizations in the council states.