* BBC published a report discussing the drivers of youth emigration in the MENA region, highlighting that security and the economy are two of the main push drivers, leading youth to leave their home countries in an increasing fashion over the past few years, especially when it comes to illegal migration. The report illustrates that migration has resurfaced, as thousands of immigrants from the MENA region are stuck between Poland and Belorussia. The report then focuses on Jordanian youth, citing a recent poll by the International Republican Institute which found that 45% of Jordanians aged 18-35 are thinking seriously about emigrating to secure their futures and improve their livelihoods. A Gallup poll also shows that 52% of youth from the MENA region prefer emigrating indefinitely, as an Arab Barometer-BBC joint poll showed alarmingly high percentages of youth who were willing to emigrate without documentation.
* Consultant and e-commerce expert in the Middle East Salim Hammad stated that over two thousand Jordanians currently work at Amazon, which he said showed Amazon's trust in Jordan. This came after the inauguration of the new Amazon head office in Jordan. Hammad highlighted Amazon's support for youth through their tertiary education and careers, and the job opportunities that will be created from this opening.
* Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El Sisi welcomed Jordanian Crown Prince Hussein Bin Abdullah II in Cairo. The president praised the prince's participation in the World Youth Forum. The two signed a memorandum of understanding to increase cooperation on SMEs, a task both Jordan and Egypt had focused on in attempt of limiting youth unemployment. The pair also discussed reviving the peace talks for the Israeli Palestinian conflict and ways of enhancing cooperation with Iraq.
* Dr Amr Talaat, Egyptian Minister of Communication and Information Technology, met with Tomaso Rodriguez, Executive Direction of Talabat, and both emphasized the role that Egypt has played in the company, which has been present in the Middle East and North Africa for over 17 years. The minister highlighted the increase in investment for youth trainings, pledging to train 200,000 Egyptian youth, and both discussed establishing a technical school to train youth on programming.
* Lausanne-based Nestlé Research & Development Accelerator hosted the swiss-Middle East Circular Economy for Youth Initiative (SMECEYI). The winner was a group from the Holy Spirit University of Kaslik in Lebanon. The goal of the initiative was to strengthen Swiss relations with the region in terms of education and research. The goal for the teams was to come up with executable projects that can address the issues of electronic, water, food, plastic, and construction waste. The six finalists were from Palestine, UAE, KSA and Lebanon.
* Youth unemployment in Turkey fell in September to 21.5%, decreasing 0.9 points from the month before according to the Turkish Statistical Institute.
* Arab News reported on November 14 that Saudi Arabia’s crown prince announced the establishment of the first non-profit city in the world, to be a model for the development of the non-profit sector and an incubator for youth and volunteer groups as well as local and international non-profit institutions. The city will also look to contribute to the goals of Mohammed bin Salman Misk Foundation in supporting innovation, entrepreneurship, and qualifying future leaders by defining non-profit work in its internal operational concept and in terms of opportunities and youth training programs it will provide.
* Journalist Lamis Hadidi announced on her show "Kalima Akhira" the opening of a region-wide entrepreneurship and business start-up competition, where entrepreneurs are going to be given the chance to showcase their business on television to millions of viewers.