National Youth Commission (Philippines)
Republic Act No. 8044, otherwise known as the “Youth in Nation Building Act of 1995”, provides that the NYC shall be the policy-making coordinating body of all youth-related institutions, programs, projects and activities of the government. (Section 6)
Section 8 of the same Act provides further NYC’s objectives, as follows: a) to provide the leadership in the formulation of policies and in the setting of priorities and direction of all youth promotion and development programs and activities; b) to encourage wide and active participation of the youth in all governmental and non-governmental programs, projects and activities affecting them; c) to harness and develop the full potential of the youth as partners in nation-building; and d) to supplement government appropriations for youth promotion and development with funds from other sources.
NYC is also tasked with seventeen (17) functions that include policy formulation & review, establishment of a consultative mechanism for dialogue with youth, linkaging with government and non-government organizations both at the national & international levels, support to youth and youth-serving organizations, and provision of training and national secretariat for the Sangguniang Kabataan National Federation (SKNF). (Section 10)See more