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National Youth Policy

Government of the Commonwealth of Dominica; Youth Development Division Country Resources Child and Youth General Policies, Laws, Strategies & Plans, Service Standards disability Dominica 1 January 2004 Policy document health promotion, human rights

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The National Youth Policy seeks to recognize the roles, rights and responsibilities and ensures the holistic development of young men, women and society through a process of involvement and empowerment by:
a. Taking into account the fact that each person is unique and should be treated
equally;
b. Ensuring the involvement of government and all stakeholders responsible for creating the necessary environment for such a process, through stated strategies;
c. Serving as an advocate for Dominican young men and women on relevant issues.

The Mission of the National Youth Policy is to create a framework that will ensure that young men and women in Dominica grow up with a sense of belonging and worth and are empowered to participate fully in the social and economic development of the nation.

The National Youth Policy strives to achieve and reflect the following goals and objectives.
a. To develop a holistic response to the challenges that young men and women face in endeavouring to develop their potentials.
b. To sensitise and instil in young people an awareness of and commitment to the
values enshrined in the constitution and to provide the environment, which allows them to honour and uphold the principles of the constitution and to develop national pride.
c. To develop methods that encourage and recognize the participation and
contributions of young men and women in the development of Dominica.
d. To facilitate the establishment of good role models, strong family and community support and positive value systems for young men and women.
e. To provide a framework for achieving, within a global context, a youth population that is equipped to meet the scientific and technological challenges facing Dominica.

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