Partners in Policy

Thoughts on national youth policies by participants at the Fourth Diploma Course, CYP Asia-Pacific Centre

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This paper was prepared by the participants of the fourth diploma course in Youth and Development at the CYP Asia-Pacific Centre in India for presentation and discussion at a Commonwealth Meeting on Government Policy on Youth Affairs, held in Chandigarh, 9-13 March 1979. The meeting was attended by 50 representatives of 26 Commonwealth countries, including Ministers and senior officials. Partners in Policy, one of five major presentations, made considerable impact on the Meeting and influenced significantly the formulation of the ten Principles of Youth Policy which form the core of the report recently published by the CYP entitled Government Policy on Youth Affairs.



Role of Commonwealth Youth Programme

There is a vital role to be played by the Commonwealth Youth Programme. The stated objectives of the Commonwealth Youth Programme (CYP) are well known as are the various activities at present undertaken under its auspices. We acknowledge the contribution made through these efforts, but suggest certain shifts in the emphasis in line with the call repeated by Commonwealth Youth Affairs Council (CYAC) in both 1976 and 1978, for flexibility to meet the particular needs of individual participating countries, and a variety of activities to meet as many needs as possible.


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