The Union of Youth Federations of Cambodia (UYFC), a non-governmental organisation aiming to engage youths in societal development, has added 20 new members to its Central Committee.
Led by Hun Many, Prime Minister Hun Sen’s son and a lawmaker from the ruling Cambodian People’s Party, UYFC announced the new membership at a two-day forum on June 22 to 23 in Siem Reap province. Many is also UYFC president.
“The new members are a response to the continuous growth of membership across the country, and the increased tasks and responsibilities of UYFC."
“It is also a response to the solid growth of society, especially in the context of the Fourth Industrial Revolution and in preparation to join the government in achieving its goals for the 2030-2050 vision,” UYFC said on its Facebook page on Sunday.
UYFC member Som Ratana told The Post on Sunday that UYFC would seek to attract more youths to join the organisation as it seeks to expand its scope and provide them with more opportunities.
“I think it could be a good chance for our youths as we have discussed ways to build a partnership with the public and private sectors, and also with international [partners]."
“Previously, UYFC only did its work and engaged youths within the national framework on a volunteering basis. Now we seek to go beyond the border and work with international partners to create more opportunities for our youths,” he said.
Ratana added that the forum also provided opportunities for youths to obtain employment and scholarships with partnered institutions in the public and private sectors.
Many said the two-day forum was also held to evaluate the organisation’s progress and set its goals for the coming years under the theme “Youth Movement for the cause of the motherland”. It will be implemented until 2023.