* Ain Shams University organized a conference to raise awareness of drug addiction among the youth. This conference, titled "You are stronger than drugs" was held in the presence of the several experts. It demonstrated the dangers of drug addiction and the diseases that it can cause, as well emphasized the role of friends and family in helping prevent it.
* According to Omar Al-Azzam, the Jordanian Ministry of Youth has been making significant progress in the past few years in empowering the youth. It launched several programs and projects meant to provide support, training and advice to the youth and over 201 youth centers have been opened across the Kingdom. These initiatives helped emphasize the increasingly important role of the youth.
* A ship of the Royal Navy of Oman arrived at Port Salman on Tuesday, with 30 students on board, most of them from GCC countries. This is part of a 28-day academic program held for the youth, which will end with "Shabab Oman II" participating in the Expo Dubai 2020.
* Libyan Minister of Youth Fathallah Al-Zani stated that the National Youth Council will meet for the first time to discuss the issues of the youth. Furthermore, the President of the National Unity Government will begin the second phase of implementing benefits and facilitating marriage for younger people.
* The World Youth Forum in Egypt celebrated the opening of registration for the fourth edition of the forum, which will take place from 10 to 13 January in Sharm el-Sheikh, in the presence of Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi. The main objective of the forum is to build common spaces for collective action among young people of different nationalities, beyond the borders of countries, cultures, and ethnicities, and to achieve the highest level of understanding of others, with the hope of ending conflicts in different regions of the world.
* Several training courses were organized across Egypt, aiming to educate business owners of the importance of e-marketing and e-commerce, while teaching them marketing methods, to help enhance their businesses. These free training courses were organized by Egyptian Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises Development Agency (MSMEDA).
* The Egyptian Presidential Program for Qualifying Youth for Leadership announced the opening of applications for a new batch of trainees in the Presidential Program for Qualifying Youth for Leadership. Launched in 2016, this program is meant to promote leadership among the youth, while giving them the skills and knowledge necessary to take on administrative tasks. Several graduates from this program have gone on to work in state institutions.
* Shamma bint Suhail bin Faris, the Minister of State for Emirati Youth Affairs, launched the youth empowerment model at the youth pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai. This is part of the UAE's efforts to institutionalize youth empowerment within the country and mark the UAE as a model for youth empowerment worldwide.