Thu. Jul 18th, 2024

The report issued by the Commonwealth of States in cooperation with the Institute for Economics and Peace (IEP) showed that Tunisia is first among the Maghreb countries in developing young people and achieving their sustainable development goals.

Tunisia advanced to 63rd place in the Global Youth Development Index 2023, while the Kingdom of Morocco ranked second in the Maghreb and 62nd globally, followed by Libya in third place in the Maghreb and 68th globally.

Algeria ranked fourth in the Maghreb and 102nd globally, while Mauritania closed the Maghreb list in fifth place in the Maghreb and 130th globally.

In the Middle East and North Africa, the UAE topped the list with 26th place globally, followed by Bahrain at 32nd globally, and Qatar and Oman at 33rd.

At the global level, Singapore topped the rankings, followed by Denmark and Portugal in second and third places respectively.

In education and security, Singapore and Luxembourg topped respectively, while Ireland excelled in employment and opportunity.

The Youth Development Index consists of 18 sub-indicators designed to measure progress in youth development in 181 countries in the world, including 49 of the 53 member states of the Commonwealth.

It is also noteworthy that the Group of African States, including Central Africa, ranked last in the world, reflecting the major challenges faced by these countries in the field of youth development.

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