Posted: 01.12.2021 16:21:00

Belarus is among the states with a high level of youth development

This statement was made by the Deputy Head of the Belarus President Administration, Igor Lutsky, at a plenary session on youth policy

Photo by Vitaly Pivovarchik

In his address to those present, Mr. Lutsky reminded that the youth policy is the most important part of the state ideology which is reflected in all spheres of society.

“Belarus ranks 51st among 180 countries in the Youth Development Index and is included in the list of states with a high level of youth development – ahead of Kazakhstan and the Russian Federation. This Index is assessed in five key areas: Education, Health and Wellbeing, Employment and Opportunity, Civic and Political Participation, Peace and Security. Belarus also ranks 52nd among 150 countries in the Youth Progress Index in 2021 – which is not bad, I think. Of course, Belarus’ high positions in these and some other international rankings testify to achievements of our country in the field of human development in general and youth in particular,” Mr. Lutsky said.

At the same time, according to the Deputy Head of the President Administration, Belarus is experiencing certain risks and threats in this area due to global processes. He explained that fierce competition for human resources, technologies and values had unfolded in the world and, with this in view, we must compete for our youth, “For our young people to remain at home and consciously work for the common good of the Belarusian state and society.”