Young Swedes top Global youth index

Research shows that young people are concerned about a lack of suitable education and on-the-job training. (Basher Saleh/Arab News)
Updated 16 November 2018
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Young Swedes top Global youth index

  • The Global Youth Index analyzes the extent to which young people in 25 countries are prepared for the future

 RIYADH: Sweden tops the Global Youth Index, released on Wednesday at the Misk Global Forum, along with research showing how prepared young people are for the future economy. The index was developed by the Economist Intelligence Unit and supported by the Misk Foundation to assess youth development.

The Global Youth Index analyzes the extent to which young people in 25 countries are prepared for the future in five domains: Education and skills, employment, entrepreneurship, global citizenship and the knowledge economy ecosystem. Collectively, the countries comprise 70 percent of the world’s youth population and 80 per cent of global GDP. 

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The new research published by Misk Foundation shows that while young people around the world are optimistic about the future, they are concerned about a lack of suitable education and on-the-job training. About 45 percent of those wanting to start their own venture have not done so because they do not have support.


Saudi Arabia’s transport minister inaugurates new terminal at Riyadh’s King Khalid Airport

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Saudi Arabia’s transport minister inaugurates new terminal at Riyadh’s King Khalid Airport

  • The terminal was constructed by Riyadh Airports, covering 3,000 m², with a capacity to welcome 100 passengers every hour

JEDDAH: Saudi transport minister inaugurated on Monday a new private aviation terminal at the King Khalid International Airport in Riyadh.
Minister Nabil Al-Amoudi launched the new terminal, in the presence of Prince Abdel Aziz bin Turki Al-Faisal, Chairman of the General Authority of Sport, and Saudi General Authority of Civil Aviation (GACA) chairman Abdul Hakim Al-Tamimi.
Riyadh Airports Co. CEO, Mansour Al-Mansour, also took part in the ceremony and gave a speech during which he stressed on the importance of the project, which coincides with the opening of the Formula E Championship Ad Diriyah E-Prix this weekend, for the first time in the Middle East.
He added that this project is part of a privatization program to develop the airport’s capabilities, in order to provide the best services to beneficiaries, under the supervision of Riyadh Airports Company, which will be completed in only 8 weeks.
The terminal was constructed by Riyadh Airports, covering 3,000 m², with a capacity to welcome 100 passengers every hour.