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National Youth Policy (2011-2015)

Government of Kiribati Country Resources Child and Youth General Policies, Laws, Strategies & Plans, Service Standards Kiribati 1 January 2011 Policy document Economic activity, education, health promotion

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The vision of the National Youth Policy 2011-2015 is for every Kiribati youth to have equal rights, access and opportunities to participate and contribute fully to all aspects of spiritual, physical, social, cultural and economic development.

The strategic policy areas are: 1) Education and Skills Building; 2) Economic Participation and Employment; 3) Health and Safety; and 4) Social Cohesion and Civic Participation. The target groups of this policy are: young women, young men, youth living with disabilities, unemployed young men and women, school-aged out-of-school youth, youth in rural areas, and youth at risk.

The four Policy Objectives for each of the Policy Areas are:
1. To provide young people with opportunities to develop vocational skills and life skills to enable them to become responsible self-reliant and contributing members of the community;
2. To explore and increase opportunities and means of providing decent employment and livelihood for young entrepreneurs;
3. To promote healthy lifestyles amongst youth with special focus on the dangers of alcohol and substance abuse, unwanted pregnancy, STIs, HIV&AIDS and other social problems;
4. To promote youth-friendly environments within community, institutional and at national levels that nurture youth participation and that have the commitment and capacity to respond to youth needs.

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