Mr. Saleh Riyadh Saleh, representative of the Youth Affairs Department at the Ministry of Culture and Sports, said that the National Youth Policy which the Ministry is currently preparing is a literal document of the State of Qatar’s commitment towards youth whether related to their issues, rights, empowerment and representation. Therefore, it is the first official youth document that is prepared by the Ministry of Culture and Sports represented in Department of Youth Affairs.

He added during his speech on Hayatna program on Qatar TV that the goal of the workshop recently held by the Youth Affairs Department with success partners to work on this national policy whether companies or individuals was to introduce them to objectives of this national policy and the next steps. He said that the workshop was a participatory one with members of the teamwork of National Youth Policy from institutions and official and academic bodies where the Department of Youth Affairs delivered a detailed presentation on importance of the National Youth Policy for the State of Qatar at the national and international levels and its mission to enhance the status of the Qatari Youth and enable them to build their competencies and capabilities. This will enable them contribute and benefit from a politically stable, economically stimulating and legally supportive environment ensuring their full participation as active citizens.

Representative of the Department of Youth Affairs said that the National Youth Policy is based on three stages. The first one is the stage of data collections and interviews whether at the national, human rights or developmental level and the second stage is analysis of the current situation to identity the existing opportunities, challenges and risks.

As about the third stage, it is the preparation of the draft of the youth document so that it can be reviewed with partners and moving from it to the final document noting that the partners have 6 stages in preparing this document. Partners share in the stage of planning, preparation, activities, programs, implementation, monitoring and evaluation.