Consultations for Youth Law amendments and additions

Web.HCYU.25/11/2015. Hanoi – The National Committee on Youth of Vietnam coordinated with ActionAid, ChildFund Vietnam to organize a national forum on “Proposals of Amendments and Additions of Youth Law 2015”.

Presenting at the forum was Mr Nguyen Long Hai, HCYU Secretary and Vice Chairman of the National Committee on Youth of Vietnam; Mr Nguyen Van Ngang, Vice President of the Vietnam General Confederation of Labour; Lieutenant-General Nguyen Xuan Muoi, Deputy Director of General Department of Politics, People’s Army of Vietnam; representatives of Ministry of Justice, Ministry of Home Affairs, Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs, Ministry of Education and Training, Ministry of Health, Ministry of Sports and Tourism, NA Committee of Culture, Education, Youth and Children.

Youth representatives send comments to the responsible authorities
Youth representatives send comments to the responsible authorities

Addressing the roundtable discussion, NCYV Deputy Chairman Nguyen Long Hai said that the promulgated Youth Law was a significant milestone in nurturing, cultivating and promoting the role of youth in national development. However, several drawbacks and outdated issues have emerged in the law. This forum is an important opportunity for responsible agencies to discuss, amend or add new contents to the law so that it addresses the current situation.

The forum gathered more than 240 delegates and representatives of various ministries and branches, from the central to grass root level of authorities.

The topics included amendments, additions on rights and duties of youth on 6 areas: learning; employment; healthcare, reproductive healthcare; culture and entertainment; access to information and the participation of youth in constructing and debating the policy, law concerning youth.

With participation of law makers and policy planning, many questions and proposals had been raised. There had been exchanges and feedbacks listened.   

This is the 2nd forum on proposals of amendments and additions of the Youth Law. The last consultation was in September 2014 with more than 200 participants from 12 provinces and cities. The results will be the foundation for the proposals of changes for the law.