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Youth & Education | YOUTH IN DECISION MAKING

Create Youth Advisory Councils starting with the Ministries responsible for Youth and Education

Achieved

Source: Jamaica Labour Party Manifesto pg.41 February 18, 2016

Tuesday November 22, 2016 | Jamaica Observer

PM launches Youth Advisory Council of Jamaica

The Government today launched the country’s first-ever Youth Advisory Council of Jamaica, which is comprised of 16 young people who will serve for 2016-2018.

Speaking at the launch at Jamaica House, Prime Minister Andrew Holness said the new group embodies the government’s commitment to treat youth as full and equal partners in the decision-making process.

The prime minister said the government wholeheartedly supports the development of the country’s youth and will place it as a key component in the national development strategy.