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Youth Organization

(a) Union Solidarity and Development Association (USDA)
  • Union Solidarity and Development Association is an association

    concerning with


  • The majority members are youth.
  • USDA was formed on 15.9.1993. Under the Central Committee, there are all Division and State Level Committees, 63 District Level committees and 320 Township Level Committees.
  • 16,310,390 members on 30.4.2001.
  • 7 types of training courses are conducted as the central level:-
    1. Management Courses for Executive of USDA;
    2. Advanced Management Courses for Executive of USDA;
    3. Special Refreshment Courses;
    4. International Relation Courses;
    5. Diploma in Computer Courses (1 year course);
    6. Advanced Accountacy Courses; and
    7. Myanmar and International Affairs Studies Courses.

(b) Myanmar Red Cross Society

  • Established in 192 as a branch of Indian Red Cross Society. 7
  • Comprised based on young people who have very willing to do in social welfare and rescue works.
  • The aim is alleviation of Human Suffering.
  • To achieve this aim, there are three strategies:-
    • To promote health care services;
    • To prevent diseases; and
    • To render help to those in distress.
  • Has total membership of approximately over 250,000 consisting of 26,500 life members, 17,200 ordinary members, 165,000 Red Cross Brigade and 73,000 School Red Cross members.
  • Youth Red Cross from 30 universities and colleges all over Myanmar are also included.
  • Recruitment to red Cross Youth Volunteers is being undertaken constantly throughout the country.
  • Provided the opportunities to take part in Nation which activities in relief work, medico-social assistance and health education and health promotion activities.
  • National Youth Camps and International Youth Exchange Programmee are held every year.

(c) Forming of NCRC

  • Myanmar was a state party of Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) in 1991.
  • And then, the State enacted the Child Law on 14.7.93, to implement the rights of the child recognized in the


  • In according with the child Law, the National Committee on the Rights of the Child (NCRC) was formed on 30.9.93.
  • Under the National Committee, all State and Divisional Level Committees, 63 District Level Committees and 269 Township Level Committees.
  • NCRC is implementing the best interest of child and young persons.

(d) Myanmar National Committee for Women�s Affairs

  • The State is committed to adopt the Beijing Platform for Action and to implement the Women Conference�s

    programmee in accord with the national political, economic and social


  • It has formulated strategies and Plans of Action for advancement of women.
  • To enhance the implementation, national machineries are established.
  • A National Committee called the Myanmar National Committee for Women�s affairs was formed on 3.7.96 to systematically implement activities for the advancement of women.
  • Subsequently, the Myanmar National Working Committee for Women�s affairs (MNWCWA) was formed on 7.10.96 to facilitate the activities.
  • The Myanmar National Working Committee had identified the eight areas the were considered to be most

    relevant for advancement of Myanmar Women�s Education, Health, Violence against Women, Economy, the Girl-Child, Culture, Environment and Media.

  • The Girl-Child, one of the areas, this strategic objectives are:-
  • Eliminate negative cultural attitudes are practices against girls;
  • Increase awareness of her needs and potential;
  • Eliminate the econ0omic exploitation of working children; and
  • Promote the girl-child�s awareness of and participation in social, economic and political life.

(e) Myanmar Maternal and Child Welfare Association


  • MMCWA is a voluntary, humanitarian organization dedicated to mothers serving the Myanmar society in promoting the health and well being of mothers and children, with the aim to improve the quality of life of the people.
  • It was established on April 1991.
  • MMCWA has a Central Committee.
  • All states and divisions and 324 townships associations were formed.
  • Currently there are over 2 million members, who are unpaid volunteers.
  • Its activities are in 3 areas:- Health, Education and Income Generation.
  • Under the heading of Health Activities, MMCWA has conducted Youth Programme (Adolescent Reproductive Health) since 1998.
  • This programme involved delivering health education talks to in-school youth of middle and high school. The topics included reproductive health education as well as importance of cultural values and responsible


  • In 1999, MMCWA expanded its programmes to out of school youth.
  • Another youth programmee is a training of trainers programmee for youth, who will become peer educators, both for in-school and out of school adolescent and youth.
  • This training is conducted in youth camps and the training module used is the translated version of the

    “Reproductive Health for Adolescent Module”.

  • Furthermore, MMCWA youth volunteers have been actively involved in activities relating to health, education and welfare work being implemented in the community.
  • Their contribution has been appreciated and recognized which has led to

    MMCWA’s success in receiving the


(f) Volunteer Youth in Fire services

  • Fire Services Department was formed under the Ministry of Social Welfare, Relief and Resettlement.
  • This department organized the volunteers for voluntary fire service force.
  • 206,652 youth are taking part in fire services as volunteers.
  • The responsibilities of the force are not only fighting fire but also social activities in cooperation with USDA, Red Cross youth and youth from various areas.