Proposed Youth Policy in Sri Lanka

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NATIONAL YOUTH POLICY

The final DRAFT prepared by The Committee appointed by the Hon. Minister of Sports and Youth Affairs

MEMBERS Prof. Lakshman Jayatilleke (Chair) Prof. Siripala Hettige Prof. M T M Jifffry Mr. O Arumugam Ms. Sriyanie Wijesundara (Convener)

CONTENT Abstract
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Preamble Introduction 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 2.7 Background Purpose and Rationale Definition of Youth Historical Contemporary issues affecting young women and men Youth Profile Background to the development of youth services The policy context

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Principles and Values
Vision Policy Goals and Objectives Rights, Responsibilities and Obligations of young men and women 6.1 6.2 6.3 6.4 Rights of youth Responsibilities of youth Responsibilities of Parents and Adults Responsibilities of the State

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Priority Target Groups 7.1 7.2 7.3 7.4 7.5 7.6 High risk group Youth exposed to criminal environment and socially stigmatized Traumatized and stressed Victims of circumstances Isolated and marginalized Youth who need prompt attention

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Key Strategies 8.1 Education and Training 8.1.1 Student financing

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8.1.2 Professionalizing youth work 8.1.3 Youth representation Health 8.2.1 National Youth Health Action Plan 8.2.2 Young people and HIV and AIDS 8.2.3 Teenage pregnancy and school attendance 8.2.4 Youth health and law Welfare and community development 8.3.1 Youth information access 8.3.2 Community youth facilities 8.3.3 Promotion of community initiatives Economic Participation 8.4.1 School-based career guidance 8.4.2 Youth career guidance centers 8.4.3 National Youth Employment Strategy 8.4.4 Youth advocacy and representation on governing agencies 8.4.5 National Youth Enterprise Development Initiative 8.4.6 Self-employment as a career option Safety, Security and Justice 8.5.1 Strengthen and expand SLPS women and youth desk 8.5.2 Alternatives to incarceration Sports and recreation 8.6.1 creating a culture of sports and recreation 8.6.2 School – based facilities and programmes 8.6.3 Community sport and recreational facilities Environment and Tourism 8.7.1 Environment awareness in schools 8.7.2 Community initiatives 8.7.3 Employment and enterprise opportunities Arts and culture 8.8.1 Arts and cultural education 8.8.2 Community mobilization 8.8.3 Youth representation Science and technology 8.9.1 Promotion of the networks and role models 8.9.2 Information technology and distance education

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Institutions and Agencies for Implementation 9.1 Government Institutions 9.1.1 The National Youth Commission 9.1.2 Secretariat for the National Youth Commission 9.1.3 Inter-Ministerial Committee on Youth Affairs 9.1.4 National Youth Services Council (NYSC) 9.1.5 Inter-provincial committee 60 60 63 63 65 66

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Law Review Team Local Government Non-State Institutions Sector Institutions (NSI)

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National – Local Linkages between the policy and practice 10.1 National Youth Action Plan 10.1.1 Strategic Plan for national Youth Commission 10.1.2 Programme plan for inter-ministerial committee on youth affairs 10.1.3 Programme plan for non-state sector 10.1.4 Structure for programme planning Policy Implementation Policy review 74 74 75 75 75 77 78 79 81 84 Log frame for National Youth Action Plan (NYAP) Monitoring and Evaluation Plan for National Youth Action Plan United Nations World Programme of Action for Youth

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Conclusion Glossary of Terms Appendices Annexure I Annexure II Annexure III

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ABSTRACT Main Features of the National Youth Policy • • There has not been a NYP prepared earlier All available documents and recommendations of relevant committees and occasional guidelines issued by the recognised...
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