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Youth Development Commission welcomes initiatives on youth development announced in "The Chief Executive's 2022 Policy Address"
The following is issued on behalf of the Youth Development Commission:
     The Youth Development Commission (YDC) warmly welcomed the policy initiatives on promoting youth development in "The Chief Executive's 2022 Policy Address" delivered by the Chief Executive, Mr John Lee, today (October 19). 
     The Vice-Chairman of the YDC, Mr Kenneth Leung, said, "I am pleased that the Chief Executive has announced in the Policy Address a series of policy initiatives that facilitate youth development, covering various areas such as education, career pursuit and entrepreneurship, housing needs, community involvement and all-round development. In addition, I agree with the statement in the Policy Address that the Government would outline its vision, objectives and actions regarding youth development work through the formulation of the Youth Development Blueprint so that the younger generation will see hope. The YDC will continue to work with the Government to organise a series of activities to understand the views of young people and other stakeholders and help the Government formulate a Blueprint that belongs to the young people."
     He expressed appreciation for the Government's acceptance of suggestions raised by members of the YDC, and said that the YDC would work proactively and closely with the Government and other stakeholders to follow up on the implementation of relevant policy initiatives in the Policy Address to take forward youth development.
     Chaired by the Chief Secretary for Administration, Mr Chan Kwok-ki, the YDC strives to enhance policy co-ordination within the Government for promoting youth development and enable a more holistic and effective examination of and discussion on issues of concern to young people. Since its establishment, the YDC has implemented a wide spectrum of programmes to promote youth exchange, internship, entrepreneurship, life planning and more, so as to actively promote the all-round development of young people, help them develop positive values, and enable them to become a new generation with national pride, a sense of ownership and responsibility, and an aspiration and willingness to strive for the future of the country and of Hong Kong.
Ends/Wednesday, October 19, 2022
Issued at HKT 18:21
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