National Committee on Youth of Vietnam (NCYV)

National Committee on Youth of Vietnam (NCYV) was established by Decision No. 36/1998/QD-TTg dated February 13 1998, issued by the Prime Minister of the Socialist Republic of Viet Nam, aimed to help the Prime Minister in organizing and coordinating the settlement of important issues related to youth. The organizational structure of NCYV includes a Chairman, 02 Vice Chairman and the other 13 members who are represented ministries, committees, government departments and central mass. NCYV’s operation based on the coordination mechanism and all members can work concurrently. Being responsible for assisting the NCYV, Secretariat consists of leaders of some ministries, concurrently branches and Committee office.

To meet the requirements and tasks in the new situation of NCYV, the Prime Minister on July 28 2010 issued Decision No 1328/QD-TTg, consolidating, amending and supplementing the functions and duties of NCYV. According to the decision, NCYV is the Prime Minister’s Advisory Committee on the Youth Affairs and responsible for assisting Prime Minister in researching and directing ministries, ministerial-level offices, and relevant agencies to address important issues related to youth. The organizational structure of Committee includes a Chairman, 04 Vice Chairman and the other 14 members who are represented ministries, committees, government departments and central mass. NCYV implements its tasks and authority through Committee’s common activities and actions of each member. The Chairman of NCYV is responsible to the Prime Minister for all Committee’s activity. Ministers, heads of ministerial-level agencies, heads of government departments and agencies or members of  Committee, who are represented central mass  have accountable for directing their branches, departments and mass organizations to implement the tasks of Committee. Being responsible for assisting the NCYV, Secretariat consists of 15 leaders of ministries, branches and Committee office.

In recent years, NCYV has carried out combined operations, advisory, research and recommendations about policies, important legislation concerned with Youth affairs to Congress, Government and Prime Minister, such as: Youth Law, Government guiding the implementation of some articles of Law on Youth; Vietnamese Youth development strategy (2003 – 2010), (2011 – 2020); Policy for member of Youth Union; Prime Minister’s directive on promoting the role of youth in the new Socio-economic development… Committee has also completed research projects; organized seminars on topics of youth affairs; co-operated with ministries, ministerial-level agencies, government departments and relevant agencies to guide, inspect and urge the ministries, branches and localities to implement and evaluate policies and legislation on youth. In which, NCYV focuses on the policies and legislation in areas such as: education, occupation, employment, entertainment for young people. On that basis, the Prime Minister and other concerned agencies could receive recommendations and suggestions to amend and supplement the policies and legislation on youth affairs due to consistent practices.

NCYV has implemented the youth activities of foreign affairs: Each year, the Committee has sent Vietnamese youth delegations abroad and welcomed many overseas youth delegations to Vietnam with the purpose of sharing, exchanging, and learning experiences between Vietnamese young people and international Youth. In October 2010, NCYV has successfully organized the summit meeting of ASEAN Youth (SOMY) and SOMY + 3. Especially in October 2011, NCYV’s first-time host holds successful is the 7th ASEAN Ministerial Meeting on Youth (AMMY 7) and the 3rd ASEAN Plus Three Ministerial Meeting (Japan, China, South Korea), the 2nd ASEAN Youth Forum + 3 in Hanoi. In the current stage, despite increasing globalization trends, beside traditional relationships of youth affairs, NCYV has focused on expanding activities among young people from all over the world, thereby creating conditions for Vietnamese young people to have learning opportunities, research and international exchanges; to build relationships of solidarity, friendship and cooperation with international youth; and to improve skills of international integration for Vietnamese young people.