Coordinated and led by the Youth Center Division, Department of Youth and Sports, Ministry of Education, the final consultation on the revised National Youth Policy was held yesterday (28/07/2020) at Le Meridien, Thimphu. The main purpose of organizing this consultative meeting was to review and finalize the draft policy document especially the policy statements. The policy looks at youth development through different themes such as mental health and well-being, education, employment, social culture, environment, youth participation, etc. The participants discussed the statements under each theme, deliberated on the issues they are intended to address and revised them wherever deemed necessary.
Besides, the meeting also facilitated the exchange of views and experiences amongst different agencies working for and with youth. The participants had meaningful discussions on the overall contents of the policy document in relation to the mandates of their respective agencies and how to move forward with the development of the National Youth Action Plan. The feedback and comments shared by the participants were recorded to be incorporated into the revised policy. The meeting was attended by representatives from agencies working for and with youth and youth-led groups. It was supported by UNICEF.