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Name: National Youth Policy of Ghana [2010].
Country: Ghana
Subject(s): Elimination of child labour, protection of children and young persons
Type of legislation: Miscellaneous (circular, directive, legal notice, instruction, etc.)
Adopted on: 2010-08
Entry into force:
ISN: GHA-2010-M-92297
Bibliography: Legislation on-line Legislation on-line Ministry of Youth and Sports, Ghana AIDS Commission (GAC), Ghana PDF PDF (consulted on 2013-02-12)
Abstract/Citation: The policy is set out in 12 (twelve) sections which can be summarized as follows:
- Sections 1 and 2 deal with the rationale and overview of the Youth Policy seeks to achieve.
- Section 3 defines "Youth" and provides the profile of the youth in Ghana.
- Section 4 identifies the main challenges of youth in Ghana which the Policy seeks to address.
- Section 5 provides the Policy Framework for Youth activities, as well as the Vision and the underlying Principles and Values.
- Section 6 details the nineteen (19) policy priority areas to be implemented to attain the policy objectives.
- Section 7 specifies the nine (9) broad special Youth groups to which the implementers of the Policy must give special emphasis and attention.
- Sections 8 and 9 detailed the Rights, Responsibilities and Obligations of the Youth on one part, and the Obligations of stakeholders to the Youth of Ghana on the other part.
- Section 10 provides a framework for collective action and coordination of strategies for youth development among government institutions, nongovernmental organizations (NGOs), and youth organizations, as well as, other stakeholders for youth empowerment.
- Sections 11 and 12 deal with implementation, monitoring and future review of the Policy.

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