Strategic plan, child protection books launched

Rokiah Mahmud

The Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sports (MCYS) launched its Strategic Plan of 2020-2024 and the National Framework on Child Protection (NFCP) books yesterday.

Minister of Culture, Youth and Sports Major General (Rtd) Dato Paduka Seri Haji Aminuddin Ihsan bin Pehin Orang Kaya Saiful Mulok Dato Seri Paduka Haji Abidin officiated the event.

Permanent Secretary (Administration, Finance and Estate) at the MCYS Pengiran Mohammad Amirrizal bin Pengiran Haji Mahmud said, “Preparations for the framework of the Strategic Plan Book was carried out in early 2018, which involved the gathering of data and discussions with departments and divisions under our ministry.

“The plan is based on references to previous policies and strategies, the National Youth Studies 2018 and Youth Development Index (YDI), to ensure that the strategic plan will be more in consonance and comprehensive.

“The plan shall unite the ministry’s initiatives in achieving a clearer and systematic direction to meeting its vision of Bangsa Brunei Cemerlang (Brunei an Excellent Nation).

“The MCYS Strategic Plan of 2020-2024 Book aims to achieve five visions within four sectors, as well as the governance of the ministry through its mission of building a cultured society that is resilient, competitive, responsible and caring.

“Another book is also launched as a stimulus for the strategic plan – the NFCP – which serves as a guideline and reference in the further reinforcement of this country’s existing ecosystem for child protection in the next four years.”

The framework was based on the documents which form the integral components of Brunei Vision 2035; the Action Plan for the Welfare of Children under the National Council on Social Issues (MKIS): the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC); and the Regional Plan of Action on Violence Against Children (2016-2025) under the ASEAN Commission on the Discrimination and Protection on the Rights of Women and Children.

Minister of Culture, Youth and Sports Major General (Rtd) Dato Paduka Seri Haji Aminuddin Ihsan bin Pehin Orang Kaya Saiful Mulok Dato Seri Paduka Haji Abidin and Permanent Secretary (Administration, Finance and Estate) at the Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sports Pengiran Mohammad Amirrizal bin Pengiran Haji Mahmud at the event.
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The Strategic Plan of 2020-2024 and the National Framework on Child Protection (NFCP) books