Organising movements to express youth aspirations

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Member of the Party Central Committee and First Secretary of the HCYU Central Committee Nguyen Anh Tuan
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NDO – On the 90th founding anniversary of the Ho Chi Minh Communist Youth Union (HCYU) (March 26, 1931 - March 26, 2021), Member of the Party Central Committee and First Secretary of the HCYU Central Committee Nguyen Anh Tuan, also President of the Vietnam Youth Federation, granted this Nhan Dan reporter an interview on the activities of the Youth Union at all levels in gathering, uniting and arousing the youth’s strength involved in national construction and defence.

Q: In the 13th National Party Congress's Resolution (the 13th National Congress of the Communist Party of Vietnam), there are many provisions that put the youth at the centre, associated with the country's development goals towards 2030 and its vision to 2045. Can you tell us how the HCYU, the Vietnamese youth and especially young party members need to be aware of the roles and responsibilities assigned them by the Party?

A: The 13th National Congress of the Communist Party of Vietnam made many important decisions, initiating a new stage of development with strong and prosperous aspirations. In the 13th National Party Congress's Resolution, the youth are at the centre of all issues. The youth are elated by the Vietnamese vision and aspiration; At the same time, we also see the need to make more effort to improve ourselves, to better meet our tasks in the new era.

Among the three breakthrough stages identified by the 13th National Congress of the Communist Party, the young people play a very important role, especially in terms of high quality human resources. In order to realise the aspiration of building a powerful country, it is necessary to have the participation of the whole political system and the support of the international community. However, young people have to take on their mission, as passionate, and creative pioneers. Those currently young will, by 2045, be at the the age of 40 or more, entering full maturity in knowledge, skills and experience and assuming a great responsibility in each agency, unit or sector of society. Our current children, even babies born at this time are both new subjects and beneficiaries of our national development achievements.

Deeply aware of that meaning, right after the 13th National Congress of the Communist Party, the HCYU Central Committee discussed a youth action plan to implement the 13th National Party Congress's Resolution. Currently, the action plan is being finalised and will be issued in the coming days, including eight major programmes, observing the Party's viewpoints in the 13th National Party Congress's Resolution, to have strong innovation in the content and mode of operation. In particular, the programme focuses on educating the youth generation by 2045 to develop comprehensively - with bravery, intelligence, personality, self-confidence and a readiness for international integration.

Q: In your speech at the 13th National Congress of the Communist Party, you emphasised the positive achievements of the three major revolutionary action movements of the youth nationwide. In the coming time, how can we continue implementing effectively these three movements, especially in the context of the complicated and unpredictable developments of the COVID-19 epidemic?

A: The HCYU will continue to create and renew the content and mode of its operation, strongly applying information technology, social networks and multimedia platforms in capturing and orienting public opinion, communication and education for young people. In addition, it is necessary to continue to persevere in implementing revolutionary action movements and programs and activities, while at the same time, it is necessary to arouse the youth to participate in socio-economic development and national defence. It is necessary to focus on movements to promote the positive qualities of the youth, suitable to the new conditions; while at the same time accompanying and supporting the youth in their comprehensive development.

From the framework of three movements: "Voluntary Youth", "Creative Youth", "Youth pioneers to protect the Fatherland”, we designate branch movements in accordance with needs, capacities and desires of each young group. The Secretariat of the HCYU Central Committee wishes to arouse the potential, strengths, aspirations and will of each young person to create synergy, contributing to the realisation of our vision of 2030 and aspirations towards 2045 that the 13th National Congress of the Communist Party has outlined.

Besides, in order to build an attractive movement, it is necessary to have a core "nucleus" to guide and orient. That "nucleus" can be the cadres of the HCYU, the Associations, as well as normal young people, famous people, and influential people in various fields. It is necessary to strongly and thoroughly apply the advantages of digital technology and digital transformation in the gathering and development of organisations for young people.

Q: Last year, the National Assembly voted to pass the Youth Law 2020, which took effect from January 01, 2021. This was considered an important step towards effectively implementing the Party's resolutions and improving the policies, systems and laws on the youth. What specific plans does the HCYU Central Committee have to bring the Youth Law 2020 to life soon?

A: In order to implement the Youth Law, the Secretariat of the HCYU Central Committee issued Plan No. 306-KH / TWDTN-VP on September 23, 2020 on the implementation of the Youth Law to the Youth Union at all levels. The plan has identified specific tasks, and assigned these tasks to units in order to implement the Law.

The HCYU Central Committee is determined to focus on a number of activities, directing the organisation to thoroughly grasp, propagate, and disseminate laws and policies towards young people.

Effectively implementing the Youth Month every year in order to promote the youth's stimulating role in socio-economic development, protecting the Fatherland and mobilizing society to take care of the youth.

At the same time, the HCYU Central Committee will strengthen its monitoring and grasping of the youth’s situation; synthesize youth needs and aspirations, difficulties and problems in the process of implementing policies and laws with all youth.

Supervision of the implementation of policies and laws on the youth by the HCYU will be held annually, focusing on monitoring the implementation of policies and laws for young people as stipulated in the Youth Law. The HCYU Central Committee will organize social criticism activities on draft youth laws and policies annually. In addition, the HCYU will study and propose to the Government and the Prime Minister a number of projects for the youth, such as the talented youth, young entrepreneurs, dialogue with the youths, youths from 16 to under 18 years old, the volunteer youth and review and consolidate the National Committee on the Youth of Vietnam.

Q: In the coming years, innovation startups and digital transformation are forecast to continue to be global development trends. In order to accompany young people and make good use of this trend, what ways will the Youth Union at all levels contribute?

A: Creative entrepreneurship and digital transformation are major current global trends. In Vietnam, if we want to catch up with the advanced countries around the world, it is necessary to make good use of these trends,in which the youth are an extremely important force.

The Union's activities should be based on the youth's strong national development aspirations.

In designing and organising movements, it is necessary to take into account coverage so that all youth feel they can participate in them; At the same time, it is also necessary to have branch movements suitable for each different youth force, to create the best and most favorable environment for the youth to train and grow.

The Youth Union also needs to educate about knowledge and improve the capacity of digital transformation for the youth and for the Youth Union staff, in fact for the Youth Union at all levels.

On the other hand, the networked environment brings many opportunities and advantages but also has many challenges, potential risks.

Therefore, the leading role, gathering, and orientation of the Youth Union towards its members is very important.

On the other hand, the Youth Union needs to adhere to the requirements of real life for the youth and the needs of the youth themselves in order to organize appropriate activities. The activities of the Youth Union must meet the needs of the young people. Thereby, young people will voluntarily participate in the Youth Union's activities.

Thank you very much!