The Emirates Youth Global Initiative aims to showcase the global reality and perception of Emirati Youth to its truest identity: Will Powered Youth and Determined-Youth. The UAE make an extensive investment in Youth as its greatest change agents and strongest citizen diplomats. Through this initiative, we are promoting our youth policies of inclusion worldwide and also utilizing youth to send the true, authentic messages of the United Arab Emirates

The Global Identity

The inspiration behind the Identity of the Emirates Youth Global Initiative comes from the Actual Fingerprint of the Late Sheikh Zayed.  It symboizes the Virtue of giving & leaving agood impact worldwide. We, the UAE Youth, aim to carry the same virtues & translate it into actions towards a bright Peaceful future.

Global Forums

Conducting forums for UAE Youth around the world to showcase global trends and best practices, and highlight the role of our Youth in shaping the competitiveness asset of the UAE worldwide.

Global Internship Programs

Enrolling UAE Youth in top global entities to acquire the latest knowledge and skills, as well as build a visionary generation that understands the global market.

Global Participations

The Federal Youth Authority is keen on empowering young people and polishing up their skills through overseas participations. These participations focus on engaging Emirati youth in a number of regional and global activities. This, in turn, contributes to developing their various skills and strengthening the position of Emirati youth at the regional and global levels, which is one of the strategic objectives espoused by the Authority.

Cultural & Knowledge Exchange Programs

Coordinating programs with the Youth worldwide to exchange culture and knowledge, and the dissemination of values of the UAE globally. The program includes hosting youth delegations from around the world to showcase the experience of the UAE.

Global Showcase of UAE Youth Experiences

Send positive messages about the leadership, values and ethics of UAE Youth around the world, and showcase the UAE's experience in human resources and development.

Global Celebration

Celebrate UAE Youth at global events and international stages, and their participation with Youth worldwide at their national achievements

Global Youth Councils

The Global Youth Councils bring together Emirati students from across the world to promote cross-cultural understanding, boost leadership skills, and prepare students to make a positive impact in their universities and communities. The GYCs foster global relationships among Emirati students and empower them to become ambassadors for Emirati values worldwide. Most importantly, the GYCs function as a knowledge-transfer mechanism to implement learnings and best practices from student experiences abroad in the UAE.

Know More


Reports and Publications

Global Forum Report

FYA Strategy

National Youth Corporate Youth Councils


How can we register and participate?

The opening of registration for entries will be announced through the initiative's website and the Foundation's social media platforms.

What are the selection criteria?

  1. He must be a UAE national (holding UAE nationality).
  2. Be within the age group of 18 to 35 years.
  3. At least hold a high school diploma.
  4. He has a general culture and knowledge of youth issues, both internally and externally.
  5. To have high personal skills.
  6. Fluent in Arabic and English (speaking, writing and reading).
  7. To have influential contributions and initiatives in the community (local and external).
  8. Pass the personal interview successfully.
  9. (Other criteria dependent on the general framework of posts)

What are the roles required of the participants?

Roles depend on the type and content of participation, to be determined and announced later on the initiative's website.

What does the initiative logo symbolize?

The identity of the global initiative for UAE youth was inspired by the true footprint of Sheikh Zayed, may God rest his soul, which carries the highest meanings in achieving goals and leaving a good impact in various parts of the world.

What are the ways to communicate with you?

The initiative's e-mail (which will be available on the website, in the initiative's section) and the institution's contact center.

Are volunteer hours registered and approved in this initiative?

Yes, and the participant is granted electronic participation certificates.

Can I participate in more than one post during the year?

The participant has one opportunity per year, in order to give opportunities to the largest possible number of youth.

Where do we find the annual initiative plan?

On the initiative's website.

Who will bear the participation costs?

Youth Federal Foundation.

Are participants allowed to accompany?

Yes, and the accompanying party will bear the costs of escorting (travel ticket, housing, ...).

What is the length of time for posts?

Depends on its executive framework, (5 days at most).

Is the participant being given letters to the employers?

Yes, the participation period only includes (including departure and return days).

Upcoming Events

  • 08 July 2020
  • 11:00 AM
  • Dubai, UAE

A remote workshop entitled "Gulf youth in the Corona pandemic stage" in cooperation with the General Secretariat of the Cooperation Council for the Arab States of the Gulf.

  • 29 July 2020
  • 11:00 AM
  • Online

Networking youth visions for the future In cooperation between the Ministry of Youth and Sports in the Arab Republic of Egypt And the League of Arab States.