(VOV) - Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung has approved a strategy for developing Vietnamese youths from now until 2020.
The strategy aims to build a new comprehensively developed generation of young Vietnamese with steadfast patriotism and revolutionary morality, and awareness of socialist ideals as well as their responsibilities and duties as citizens.
It promotes good knowledge, health, and life skills to create a solid foundation for a high-quality force for the country’s industrialization, modernization and international integration.
According to this new strategy, Vietnam hopes to provide at least 600,000 new jobs for young people each year, and reduce the unemployment rate among urban youth to below 7 percent, and to less than 6 percent among rural youth.
The country will equip at least 80 percent of young people with basic life skills and knowledge of gender equality and reproductive health. Each year, at least 200,000 young people of marriageable age will also receive training in parenting skills.
It sets the 2020 target of an average height of 1.67m for 18-year-old males and 1.56m for females.
The strategy also introduces a series of measures to achieve the above targets.