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UNICEF Pledges $20 Million for Youth Initiatives in Pakistan

The Prime Minister’s Youth Programme and the United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) have embarked on a transformative partnership aimed at ensuring equitable access to education and training for the youth of Pakistan.

Under the watchful eye of Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif, a pivotal moment unfolded as a letter of intent was signed between the Prime Minister’s Youth Programme and UNICEF, heralding the commencement of collaboration under the United Nations Generation Unlimited (GenU) programme.

GenU, a visionary initiative launched by the United Nations Secretary-General in 2018, stands as a beacon of hope for youth empowerment, emphasizing education, technical training, and entrepreneurship while advocating for early childhood education and training.

With aspirations as vast as the Pakistani landscape itself, GenU is poised to launch its comprehensive operations in the country, with an initial investment of 20 million Euros dedicated to youth-centric projects. This significant financial commitment underscores the collective determination to nurture the potential of Pakistan’s youth and pave the way for a brighter future.

The signing of this agreement symbolizes more than just a formal alliance; it represents a steadfast commitment to dismantling barriers and creating pathways for young individuals to thrive. Through joint efforts, GenU and the PM Youth Programme are set to craft an operational strategic framework that will serve as a blueprint for fostering inclusive education and training opportunities nationwide.

In a momentous gathering preceding the signing ceremony, a delegation from UNICEF, led by Abdullah A. Fazil, the esteemed representative of UNICEF in Pakistan, convened with the Prime Minister. Also present was Rana Mashhood, Chairman of the PM Youth Programme, adding weight to the discussions.

During this meeting of minds, the delegation provided a comprehensive overview of ongoing collaborative initiatives between the PM Youth Programme and UNICEF, all aimed at bolstering the capabilities of Pakistan’s youth. The Prime Minister, in turn, lauded UNICEF for its unwavering commitment to the welfare of children, not only within Pakistan but across the globe, recognizing the pivotal role such initiatives play in shaping a brighter tomorrow.

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