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Afghanistan National Youth Policy (2014)

Ministry of Information and Culture; Office of the Deputy Ministry of Youth Affairs Government of Islamic Republic of Afghanistan Country Resources Child and Youth General Policies, Laws, Strategies & Plans, Service Standards Afghanistan 25 August 2014 Policy document child and adolescent, education, vulnerability

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The ANYP was designed and developed in line with the Afghanistan National Development Strategy (ANDS), the National Priority Programmes (NPPs) and the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). It is intended to serve the following purposes:

1. Acknowledge youth as a critical group for Afghanistan’s development and poverty reduction;
2. Identify fundamental needs of youth and provide the legal framework and strategic guidelines for sustainable youth development;
3. Identify gaps and shortfalls in existing policies and programmes of both public and private sectors for youth and provide a joint framework for addressing these gaps;
4. Acknowledge the distinctive and complementary role of government, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), the private sector and youth organizations in youth development and to provide a joint framework for common goals;
5. Strengthen coordination between the various government and non-governmental organizations involved in youth related issues;
6. Provide a framework for designing and implementing assessment and monitoring mechanisms to amend and support youth related programmes and interventions;
7. Provide opportunities for political, economic, social and cultural participation of youth and invigorate youth at the national and sub-national levels;
8. Include youth development priorities in the main policies and programmes of government;
9. Improve coordination among relevant government entities, international organizations and NGOs for effective and sustainable political, economic and social youth development;
10. Build effective capacity of youth by meeting their needs;
11. Provide and support appropriate and decent employment to youth for their economic and social development.

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