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Afghanistan National Youth Policy

Ministry of Information and Culture, Office of the Deputy Ministry of Youth Affairs; Islamic Republic of Afghanistan Country Resources Child and Youth General Policies, Laws, Strategies & Plans, Service Standards Afghanistan July 2013 Policy document child and adolescent, education, millennium development goal, policy

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The ANYP was designed and developed in line with the vision of the Afghanistan National
Development Strategy (2008–2013) (ANDS), the National Priority Programmes (NPPs) as
well as the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). It is aimed at serving the following
purposes:

1. Promotes youth as a strategic priority target group for Afghanistan’s overall
development and poverty reduction strategies;
2. Identifies priority youth issues and provides the legal framework and strategic
direction for sustainable youth development;
3. Identifies gaps in existing youth related research, policies and programmes and
provides a common framework for addressing these gaps;
4. Acknowledges the distinctive and complementary role of governments, nongovernmental
organizations (NGOs), the private sector and youth organizations in
youth development and intends to provide a framework for common goals and the
development of a spirit of cooperation between these groups;
5. Intends to strengthen the coordination between the various governmental and nongovernmental
actors involved in youth related issues;
6. Provides a framework for designing and implementing a monitoring mechanism to
improve and strengthen youth related programmes and interventions;
7. Promotes opportunities for political, economic, social and cultural youth
participation at the national, sub-national and local level.

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