UNDP launches project for youth


ISLAMABAD, Sep 10 (APP):UNDP has initiated a project in collaboration with Japenese government for employment of youth to have maximum economic participation in the country.An official of UNDP told that the project also aimed to enhance social interaction of youths in areas that currently had a limited scope for social and economic engagement by developing youth-friendly community spaces.
Around 31% of Pakistan’s 207.7 million population comprises people aged between 15 and 29 years.
With a youth unemployment rate of 10.8%, it was crucial to provide youngsters with skills and knowledge they needed to operate in an increasingly competitive employment market so that they could contribute to the sustainable development of the country, he added.
He further added that the project helped the country to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals by engaging youth and providing them employment opportunities.
The UNDP and Japanese government had also collaborated on earlier in projects in Pakistan including relief and rehabilitation work in the Federally Administered Tribal Areas and electoral reforms at the national level, he added.