Silatech signed a co-operation agreement with the World Health Organisation (WHO) to work under the “Working for Health” programme, which is carried out in partnership between WHO, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) and International Labour Organisation (ILO).
Also, Silatech signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) in the field of youth employment training.
Silatech CEO, Sabah al-Haidoos said that Silatech seeks to expand its network of partnerships with international organisations, especially the UN organisations and bodies, to empower young people economically and socially, and to address global challenges such as the unemployment crisis and its consequences.
Al-Haidoos added that the rehabilitation, training, and capacity-building of young people are important factors in facilitating their access to economic opportunities and the labour market, in order to succeed and contribute to the development of their societies.
She praised Silatech’s collaboration with WHO and UNITAR in the Working for Health programme, which aims to raise the efficiency of health workers and provide employment and training opportunities for young people.
Meanwhile, Silatech CEO, Sabah al-Haidoos met with WHO Director-General Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus at WHO headquarters in Geneva.
The meeting discussed the partnership between Silatech and WHO, stressing the importance of working to provide skilled and trained labour to contribute to the renaissance of this sector, especially in fragile states and conflict areas (Silatech’s focus areas).
The meeting also dealt with investment in education and skills to build the capacities of young people to contribute to facilitating their access to employment opportunities in this vital sector which is growing rapidly.
“Working for Health” five-year action plan aim to galvanise international support and help countries develop their own health workforce policies and capacities.
This work will help countries achieve many of the Sustainable Development Goals, particularly good health and well-being, quality education, decent jobs, and gender equality.
Furthermore, Silatech CEO, Sabah al-Haidoos met with Executive Director of UNITAR Nikhil Seth in Geneva in the presence of HE the Permanent Representative of Qatar to the United Nations in Geneva Ambassador Ali al-Mansouri.
The meeting discussed ways to strengthening co-operation in the field of training and capacity-building of young people with the necessary skills to enter the labour market.
Silatech’s partnership with UNITAR is part of its continuing efforts to empower young people economically and socially, in addition, to contribute to achieving a number of priorities for the 2030 United Nations Youth Strategy.
The partnership also aims to achieve a number of sustainable development objectives through capacity-building and training of young people, which contributes to facilitate their access to jobs and achieve their aspirations, that will contribute to achieving the economic development of their communities.
UNITAR provides innovative learning solutions to individuals, organisations, and institutions to enhance global decision-making and support country-level action for shaping a better future.
This collaboration comes within the framework of developing and supporting Silatech’s partnerships with international organisations that are active and important in order to empower and provide employment for the largest number of young people and to achieve the Foundation’s goal of providing 5mn youth jobs by 2022.
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