Policies on youths’ affairs to be introduced this month

Maung Htoo
Policies on youths’ affairs will be introduced at International Convention Centre-2 in Nay Pyi Taw on January 5, with an opening address by State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi.
The Minister for Education, the Minister for Social Welfare, Relief and Resettlement, and the Minister for Health and Sports will attend the event.
“The drafting committee formed with youth delegates from regions and states, the working committee, the central committee, Union ministers and departmental officials held a meeting on the emergence of policies on youths’ affairs during September in 2017 and the meeting approved the policies on youths’ affairs as the final draft,” said Thura Soe, a member of the central committee.
 “The draft of the policies on youths’ affairs we submitted to the meeting has been approved. It is a final draftSuggestions have been invited from all youths. If there are any suggestions, they will be added at a time when a strategic plan is drafted,” Thura Soe said.
“We tried hard to draft the comprehensive polices. We accept that there may be weaknesses or defects or other requirements. These polices can be openly criticised by the youths. We do it not because for self-interest but because for all the youths nationwide. These polices will represent all the youths. We’ve always invited the youths to have a voice when we drafted the policies.
“If there are any suggestions about the policies, they will be inserted into the strategic plan. Every year we will review these policies whether they come into effect or not. We have some paragraphs that can be amended and supplemented when five years arrive.”
The introduction of policies on youths’ affairs was organised by the Ministry of Social Welfare, Relief and Resettlement. 
With the leadership of the Ministry of Education, the Ministry of Social Welfare, Relief and Resettlement and the Ministry of Health and Sports, youth delegates were chosen from the regions and states in order to draft the policies on youths’ affairs, a process that began on May 9,  2016. 
Translated by Win Htut