Work plan for civics, decent citizens discussed under youth policy strategic plan

MSWRR Union Minister Dr Win Myat Aye joins the online discussion on promotion of ‘civics and decent citizens’ work plan yesterday.  Photo: MNA

The Ministry of Social Welfare, Relief and Resettlement organized a videoconferencing yesterday to adopt a work plan for promoting ‘civics and decent citizens’ which is a priority of the National Strategic Plan for Youth Policy (2020-2024).
Union Minister Dr Win Myat Aye in his capacity as the Chairman of Myanmar Youth Affairs Committee, Deputy Minister U Soe Aung, the Permanent Secretary, the directors-general, officials from Social Welfare Department and representatives from UNFPA Myanmar joined the online discussion.
The Union Minister said that Myanmar has developed the National Strategic Plan for Youth Policy on 20 August, and the plan includes prioritizing the sector for civics and decent citizens to promote human rights values, democratic norms and federalism among the young people; to implement training programmes for nurturing decent citizens, to encourage volunteer sprit; to provide the youth with some incentives such as certain amount of salary and capacity building courses; to develop the mindset of responsibility and accountability; to carry out anti-corruption works.
He also encouraged development of volunteering sprit among the young persons including civil service personnel, and advised to perform the duties of ministries in measures against COVID-19 in coordination with the relevant ministries, civil society organizations, UN agencies and INGOs.
The Director-General of Social Welfare Department presented work plans for civics and decent citizens, the work plans with the ministries and the estimate budgets. The Deputy Minister gave advice on drawing the plan; followed by the discussions of senior officers, UNFPA Myanmar’s youth committee members to coordinate with the Ministry of Education, the Ministry of Health and Sports and other relevant ministries, the Myanmar National Human Rights Commission, the Union Civil Service Board, the Anti-Corruption Commission and UN agencies.—MNA (Translated by Aung Khin)

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