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Antigua and Barbuda National Youth Policy

Department of Youth Affairs; Ministry of Health, Sports & Youth Affairs Government of Antigua and Barbuda Country Resources Child and Youth General Policies, Laws, Strategies & Plans, Service Standards Antigua and Barbuda 1 January 2007 Policy document education, health promotion, social development

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“The National Youth Policy seeks to facilitate the development and maintenance of an environment that is critical to the realization of the fullest potential all our young people. It provides the philosophical and institutional framework for national youth development, as well as outlines the obligations not only of the State but that of major stake holders to the development of our young people, and serve as a tool for advocating for youth involvement and participation in national development.”

The Policy has eight focus areas:

1) Strengthening Social Environments
2) Education and Training
3) Employment and Sustainable livelihoods
4) Health
5)Participation and Empowerment
6) Care and Protection
7) Crime, Violence and Rehabilitation
8) Gender Equality and Gender Relations


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