* Unemployment continues to haunt Iraqi Kurds in the semi-autonomous Kurdistan. Iraqi youth are faced with one of two choices, unemployment and corruption or illegal immigration, which comes with its own many perils. Protests have taken place across different cities in Kurdistan, having been met with tear gas and batons, demanding the reinstating of student stipends, which were discontinued in 2014. Students also complained of nepotism and political infiltration in educational institutions.
* The "Foras" program, which was created by HRH Sheikh Nasser bin Hamad Al Khalifa, representative of HM the King for Humanitarian Works and Youth Affairs, to provide Bahraini youth with practical skills needed for the workforce. The program collaborates with over 10 international organizations and offers training at said organizations to give the youth a push in their employment endeavors. The most recent company to join was Yokogawa and has hosted 10 female youth interns.
* The National Observatory for Human Development, a Moroccan governmental institution, in cooperation with the United Nations Development Fund revealed the numbers for the 2020 survey which included about 9 million Moroccan youth, about 25.3% of the total population. The survey revealed alarming numbers where 7 out of each 10 members of the youth group expressed interest in immigrating and stating that they would be happier if they were to leave Morocco. The survey also revealed that 2.3 million youth are without education and without work.
* Orange and the German Development Cooperation inaugurated its 8th digital center in the region in Amman, Jordan, which includes a coding school, a solidarity FabLab - one of the Orange Foundation's digital manufacturing workshops, and an Orange Fab (BIG by Orange) start-up accelerator, supported by Orange Ventures Africa, the investment fund. The plan is to open two more centers, one in al-Zarqa and another in collaboration with the German Jordanian University. The goal of these centers is to improve youth employability in a sustainable manner.
* The winners of the fifth edition of the annual Huawei Middle East ICT Competition in Qatar have been announced. 105 students from five different Qatari universities participated in this competition held by Huawei in collaboration with the ministry of education and higher education. The winners will now move on to representing Qatar in the regional competition.
* INJAZ UAE plans on expanding its reach to cover all seven emirates, to expand its reach, by expanding its flagship company, calling its "Company Program MEGA". The goal is to have youth with entrepreneurship skills/aims compete on an emirate level, to then move to the national and regional level.
* Ambassador Nabila Makram Abdel-Shaheed, Minister of State for Immigration and Egyptian Expatriate Affairs, visited the headquarters of "Swivel" in the UAE. "Swivel" is an Egyptian owned and run company that has been ranked as one of the top in the region. The Ambassador praised the co-founder and CEO Mustafa Kandill for representing Egypt abroad, as well as the staff that proved Egypt's capabilities to the world.