On April 3, 2012, the Lebanese Council of Ministers approved the National Youth Policy. This policy includes a list of 137 policy recommendations that have been adopted by the Lebanese government to improve the lives of young people between the ages of 15 to 29. Although the adoption of the National Youth Policy reflects the government’s commitment to youth issues, the absence of adequate funding, relevant laws and a concrete action plan with follow-up mechanisms hinders the full implementation of this policy.
As such, in 2017, the Ministry of Youth and Sports, in partnership with the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) and UNICEF, commissioned “Beyond Group” to develop a National Youth Action Plan, based on the recommendations of the National Youth Policy.
Today, ten years after the adoption of the policy and four years after the development of the action plan, we hereby present to the government this document which serves as an operational framework for the National Youth Policy to better address youth issues. The sections of the plan pertaining to determining the status of youth and aligning initiatives with youth priorities have been updated in two phases: The first in 2022 and the second in 2024.