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Green Paper. The National Youth Policy 2015-2030.

Government of Jamaica Country Resources Child and Youth General Policies, Laws, Strategies & Plans, Service Standards Jamaica 9 April 2015 Policy document child and adolescent, policy

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Jamaica intends to become by 2030 - “The place of choice to live, work, do business and raise families”. Jamaica’s youth are intelligent, ambitious and eager to succeed in life. All together, as a country in our differing but complementary roles, we must engage our youth meaningfully in all aspects of development – otherwise, we all stand to lose and leave the Vision unrealised.
The intention of this Green Paper is to present for discussion, what has emerged from a wide range of youth, technical, policy level consultations and review of pertinent studies as to the key issues relating to youth. In particular the situation of youth as related by the youth themselves, has sparked the development of the Vision, Goals and Strategies that are presented in the document. The strategic framework proposed, is intended to facilitate the collaboration necessary to advance the changes needed in the youth development sector. It is expected that this Green Paper will continue to trigger wide-ranging debate and facilitate continued dialogue to formalize the establishment of a revised and relevant policy and implementation framework for positive youth development within Jamaica.

The Green Paper presents the vision, guiding principles and the commitments of the government which will undergird the policy, a situation analysis of youth and the analysis of the policy and
legislative environments. This is followed by the Policy Goals and main strategies. Subsequently, the general implementation strategies are presented. The document concludes with an outline of the monitoring and evaluation mechanisms.

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