August 19, 2016

Draft national youth policy expected to be out by October end

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WITH the formation of a central committee and drafting teams, the process of drafting the National Youth Policy is underway opening opportunities for youth to take part in the process, Union Minister Dr Win Myat Aye told the Amyotha Hluttaw that entered recess yesterday.
The Ministry of Social Welfare, Relief and Resettlement (SWRR) began developing the National Youth Policy as part of its 100-day plan on 21 April, said the Union minister, adding that the draft policy is slated to be out by the end of this October.
According to the Union minister, youth of the age group (15-24) years make up 17.81 per cent of the country’s total population based on the 2014 Myanmar Population and Housing Census.
Regarding the Myanmar Youth Forum scheduled to be held this weekend in Sagaing’s Monywa Township, the Union minister replied that representatives from the Ministry of SWRR, the Ministry of Health and Sports and the Ministry of Education are set to be present at the forum in order to collect the ideas of those present for drafting the policy.
Next, Amyotha Hluttaw Speaker Mahn Win Khaing Than made a clarification on parliamentary activities during the first session of the Second Amyotha Hluttaw and announced that the session had come to an end.


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