Through Which Youth Citizenship Status Is Issued And Other Provisions

Original Language Title: Por medio de la cual se expide el estatuto de ciudadanía juvenil y se dictan otras disposiciones

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STATUTORY LAW OF 2013
1622 (April 29)
Official Gazette No. 48776 of April 29, 2013 CONGRESS OF THE REPUBLIC

Through that youth citizenship status is issued and dictate other provisions. Effective Jurisprudence



THE CONGRESS OF COLOMBIA DECREES:

TITLE I. GENERAL PROVISIONS.
ARTICLE 1o. OBJECT. Establish the institutional framework to ensure all young people the full exercise of youth citizenship in the fields, civil or personal, social and public, the effective enjoyment of rights under domestic law and ratified international treaties and the adoption of public policies necessary for its realization, protection and sustainability; and to strengthen their capabilities and equal access conditions to facilitate their participation and influence in social, economic, cultural and democratic life of the country. Effective Jurisprudence



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. TARGETS. They are the following purposes of this Act:
1. Ensure recognition of the youth in society as subjects of rights and protagonists of the development of the nation from the exercise of the difference and autonomy.
2. Define the political agenda, the guidelines for public policies and social investment to guarantee the effective enjoyment of the rights of youths in relation to society and the state; the articulation in all areas of government, qualifications and harmonization of supply and the process of political and technical training for young people, public servants and society in general.
3. Ensure participation, consultation and advocacy of the young people on decisions that affect the social, economic, political, cultural and environmental areas of the nation.
4. Facilitate and foster the development of skills, individual skills and collective from the exercise of rights and duties aimed at the construction of the public.
5. Promote equitable relationships between generations, genders and territories, including areas such as rural and urban, public and private, local and national. Effective Jurisprudence


ARTICLE 3. RULES OF INTERPRETATION AND APPLICATION. The rules contained in the Constitution and in international treaties or agreements on human rights ratified by Colombia, particularly the Convention on the Rights of the Child as applicable, make integral part of this law, and will guide their interpretation and implementation, in addition the following approaches will be considered:
1. Focus on Human Rights. Regarding the legal framework imposed by international treaties and the Constitution of Colombia.
2. Focus. As a principle of action and mechanism of respect and exercise of rights from ethnic differences, gender, territorial origin, social background, age, sexual orientation and identity or disability status.
3. Human Development approach. Under which they recognize and promote the capabilities and potential of people from generation opportunities to decide.
4. Human Security approach. Under which seeks to ensure minimum basic conditions that generate emotional, physical, psychological, security of persons and societies and ensure peaceful coexistence in each territory. Effective Jurisprudence


ARTICLE 4. BEGINNING. The principles underlying this law, the following are based on the Constitution, but also be guiding for interpretation and application of this law principles:
1. Autonomy. Young people are acknowledged and recognized as agents capable to develop, review, modify and implement their life plans through independence for decision-making; self-determination in the ways of organizing; and the ability to express themselves according to their needs and perspectives.
2. Responsibility. The State, the family and civil society must respect, promote and strengthen the active participation of the young people in the formulation, implementation and evaluation of programs, plans and actions developed for inclusion in the political, economic, social life , environmental and cultural development of the nation.
3. Coordination. The Nation, the department, the municipality or district will seek genuine competition to avoid duplication of efforts and promote implementation of comprehensive and crosscutting way.

4. Agreement. The provisions of this law, and which are regulatory, will be arranged through a process of social and political dialogue between civil society institutions and other actors working with and for youth.
5. Decentralization and deconcentration. Youth policies should be planned from the proximity, ensuring full effectiveness and implementation.
6. Dignity. Everyone has the right to a dignified and secure life; young people are the main objective of the actions undertaken in pursuance of rule of law through the elimination of all forms of violation of their rights.
7. Effectiveness, efficiency and accountability. Programs and actions aimed at young people should be provided with sufficient resources to achieve the objectives, giving them a proper use for its purpose and to manage them responsibly.
8. Diversity. Young people should be recognized in their diversity under a differential perspective according to social, physical, psychological conditions, vulnerability, discrimination, ethnic, sexual orientation and gender, territorial cultural identity and gender to ensure equal opportunities to all people young boys.
9. Enforceability. The rights are inherent to young people, these are intangible and inalienable. Young people should and may require guarantees that enable them to exercise their rights.
10. Equal opportunities. The state must reduce inequalities between different points of departure of young people in the process of developing their own lives. Administrative actions are consistent with a positive discrimination if it is justified by a situation of inequality, pursuing real equality and facilitates social integration.
11. Innovation and social learning. State action on youth should incorporate as a basis for the construction of youth policies continued innovation, social learning, experimentation and consultation.
12. Comprehensiveness. Youth policies should respond to a comprehensive perspective that interrelates the different areas of the lives of young people.
13. Youth interest. All public policies must take into account the youth dimension, especially those that affect young people directly or indirectly.
14. Participation. The young population is entitled to be linked to the processes of making decisions that concern or directly or indirectly affect obtaining decent living conditions and to take part in the various aspects of socioeconomic life, both in their relationship with the state, as with other social actors.
15. Progressiveness. The state with the support of civil society, must gradually and progressively adopt and implement actions and mechanisms in order to achieve the full realization of the rights recognized.
16. Territoriality. Young people as social subjects who inhabit and use spaces built with other social subjects are recognized as agents with rights belonging to a body and physical territory where so constructed collectively and consciously and differential symbolic, social and environmental conditions. Youth policies should incorporate a territorial point of view. All necessary actions for the benefit of young people should be carried out taking into account the different territorial realities.
17. Transversal. Work on the development of youth policies must incorporate the various optical associative sector work and different dynamics and young people's own community, taking into account the articulation at different territorial levels. Departments, institutions, organizations and corresponding agents must work in coordination in each intervention on youth policies.
18. Universality. Everyone without exception have equal rights. The state must guarantee the rights to all young people under a differential perspective according to conditions of vulnerability, discrimination, ethnic, cultural and gender diversity.
Public bodies must have the support and participation of civil society institutions and established partners freely, and should promote the development of youth policies defined by this Law by social initiative and third sector. Effective Jurisprudence


The 5th ITEM. DEFINITIONS. For the purposes of this Act shall be construed as:

1. Young. Anyone between 14 and 28 years of age in the process of consolidating their intellectual, physical, moral, economic, social and cultural autonomy that is part of a political community and in that sense holds citizenship.
2. Youths. It built socioculturally population segment and refers to practices, relationships, aesthetic and features that are built and are attributed socially. This construction is developed individually and collectively by the population, in relation to society. It is also a vital moment where are consolidating the physical, intellectual and moral capacities.
3. Youth. subjective process traversed by the condition and lifestyle articulated social constructions. The realities and youth experiences are plural, diverse and heterogeneous, hence the young people can not be understood as isolated, individual and decontextualized entities but as a construction whose subjectivity is being transformed by the social, economic and political dynamics of the societies and whose societies also contribute.
4. Processes and organizational practices and youth. Understood as the plural number of persons constituted mostly by young members, who develop actions under a target, and common name, it has mechanisms for the flow of information and communication and establishes democratic mechanisms for decision-making and whose functioning obeys to regulations, internal agreements or statutes approved by its members. These processes and practices by organizational nature are divided into three: Effective Jurisprudence


4.1 Formally constituted. Those with legal status and registration by the competent authority. 4.2
not formally constituted. Those without legal status have legal recognition is achieved by private document.
4.3 Informales. Those generated spontaneously and do not conform to a single purpose or that when they do go away.
5. Gender. It is the set of characteristics, roles, attitudes, values ​​and symbols socially that recognizes diversity and differences between men and women in the enjoyment or exercise of their fundamental rights and freedoms, equal in political, economic, social spheres built, cultural or any other field of public life.
6. Opportunities for participation of the youth. Are all forms of consultation and collective action that make up a plural and diverse number of processes and organizational practices and young people in a territory and develop thematic actions of joint and collective work with other actors, such spaces should be conveners processes , broad and diverse, and may include non-organized young people according to their own dynamics. They
be recognized as areas of participation among other networks, tables, assemblies, town councils, youth councils, Afro-Colombian community councils, and other spaces arising from the dynamics of the young people.
7. Youth citizenship. Condition of each of the young members of the democratic political community; and in the case of this law it involves the exercise of the rights and duties of young people in the framework of its relations with other young people, society and the state. The enforceability of rights and fulfillment of duties will be referred to the three dimensions of citizenship: civil, social and public. Effective Jurisprudence

7.1 Civil
Youth Citizenship. It refers to the exercise of civil and political rights, and duties of young people whose development favors the generation capacity to develop, review, modify and implement their life plans.
Social Youth Citizenship 7.2. It refers to the exercise of a series of rights and duties that enable participation and youth in the social, economic, environmental and cultural areas of their community.
Public Youth Citizenship 7.3. Refers to the exercise of rights and duties in concertation and dialogue with other social actors, the right to participate in public spaces and in bodies where decisions affecting the realities of young people are taken. PARAGRAPH 1.
. The definitions referred to in this article, do not replace the age limits established in other laws for adolescents and youth in which penal guarantees, protection systems, civil, civil rights or any other legal or constitutional provision established.
PARAGRAPH 2.
. In the case of young people from ethnic communities, the ability to exercise rights and duties shall be governed by their own regulatory systems, which should keep full harmony with the Constitution and international standards. Effective Jurisprudence


TITLE II.
RIGHTS AND DUTIES OF YOUTHS.

CHAPTER I. RIGHTS AND YOUTH.

ARTICLE 6o. RIGHTS AND YOUTH. Young people are holders of the rights recognized in the Constitution, in international treaties approved by Colombia, and the rules that develop or regulate. This Statute seeks to reaffirm the guarantee in full exercise of their civil, political, economic, social, cultural and environmental, both individually and as a group of young people through measures of promotion, protection, prevention and guarantee rights the state for this population. The State shall give special attention to young people from a differentiated approach according to conditions of vulnerability, discrimination, sexual orientation and gender identity, ethnic, cultural, gender and territorial diversity.
The state will generate gradually and progressively, mechanisms to give effect to the rights recognized in the present law. Effective Jurisprudence


ARTICLE 7. CRITERIA. Under this law, the criteria to ensure the full and effective enjoyment of the rights of young people:
1. Prevention. Measures generated by the state to prevent acts and situations generate threat, breach or violation of one or more rights for young people.
2. Protection. measures generated by the state to stop threats, breaches or violations of human rights affecting young people, to ensure the full restoration of rights in the event that the breach or violation is consummated and prevent them from returning.
3. Promotion. Measures generated by the State for the realization and effective exercise of the rights of young people.
4. Sanction. Measures generated by the state to impose corrective state officials or individuals involved in acts or situations of threat, breach and / or violation of rights of young people, thereby ensuring that they are not repeated and the full exercise of the rights enshrined in the Constitution, international treaties and national law.
5. Access. Attribute of human rights, according to which the state must generate the guarantees, the means and channels and not stop them for a citizen enjoys full way each of their rights.
6. Availability. Attribute of human rights, according to which the State should facilitate physical and institutional infrastructure to ensure the effective enjoyment of rights, at times and quality in every citizen the exercise.
7. Permanence. Attribute of human rights, according to which the State creates mechanisms and strategies conducive to ensuring the enjoyment and exercise of the right during the time and the optimum conditions for the citizens.
8. Quality. Attribute of human rights, under which the state guarantees that the enjoyment and exercise of rights by citizens is achieved through appropriate means.
9. Sustainability. Attribute of human rights, under which the state guarantees that measures undertaken and strategies for the effective enjoyment of rights is maintained over time complying with the attributes of access, availability, permanence and quality of each right.
10. Participation. Attribute of human rights, according to which the State guarantees the existence and use of consultation mechanisms and decision of citizens in relation to the enjoyment and effective exercise of rights. Effective Jurisprudence


Article 8. PREVENTION, PROTECTION, PROMOTION AND GUARANTEE OF RIGHTS AND YOUTH. The State in coordination with civil society, implemented gradually and progressively the following measures of prevention, protection, promotion and sanctions, aimed at guaranteeing the full exercise of youth citizenship to allow young men and women make their life project and participate in equal rights and duties in the social, political, economic and cultural development:
prevention measures:
1. Train officials in general and especially those functions to the public in non-discriminatory treatment and recognition of young people as people with rights and duties.
2. Design and implement strategies recognition of the diversity of young people living in manuals and regulations of educational institutions.

3. Generate family planning education campaigns aimed at young men and women.
4. Young people are entitled to the full enjoyment of their sexual and reproductive health, so that the State will create policies for prevention, training and information with differential focus and accountability.
5. Generate categories of differential analysis observatories security and crime, to realize practices human rights violations against young people, and propose to the Ombudsman, within the Early Warning System, the establishment of an indicator and categories of analyzes to prevent crimes against young men and women and ensure protection measures in time and place.
6. Design, implement and will monitor prevention programs and protection of young people is. Protective measures
:
1. Ensure continuity in the education system of youth who are pregnant, young HIV carriers and AIDS.
2. Ensure comprehensive protection measures for young people with disabilities.
3. Provide timely and quality necessary assistance in case of abandonment.
4. Develop strategies to ensure safety in working conditions and fair remuneration.
5. Providing differential detention spaces for juvenile offenders of criminal law.
6. Ensuring access and quality of services to support the enforcement of rights by young people and the effective use of mechanisms for public defense.
7. The State concerning digital citizenship ensure compliance with the habeas data.
8. The state protects and promotes the rights of young people and to form and belong to a process or organizational practice and collectively exercise the right to participate. Promotion Measures
:
1. Establish mechanisms to encourage employment and working conditions of quality, and strengthen mechanisms of orientation and labor insertion.
2. Design and implement programs to promote entrepreneurship for the creation of enterprises in various sectors by the young people, facilitating access to credit, venture capital and seed capital. And with special accompaniment of the various state entities.
3. Develop training programs for young people to acquire knowledge and skills in the field of formulation and implementation of productive projects.
4. Provide young people access, availability, participation equal to housing policies.
5. Organize a job, through which work activities which may be performed by young people and ensure their dissemination and support for job placement are identified.
6. Promoting and financing activities intergenerational and inter-gender relationship, promoted and developed by young people.
7. The State must guarantee and youth access, availability, permanence and quality primary health care with a differential focus, and ensure their participation in decision-making forums of the health system in the country.
8. Promote a standardized system of differential tariffs for use of public transport by the young people in school and in less favorable economic conditions, to ensure the enjoyment of their right to the public space.
9. Design and implement a comprehensive policy of inclusion, recognition and promotion of youth citizenship in rural areas, with differential approach.
10. Ensure the participation of the young people with disabilities in recreational, cultural, artistic, intellectual, entertainment and sport, educational activities on equal terms and to the places or scenarios in which these activities are accessible.
11. Promote the active inclusion of young people in the processes of creation, circulation, research and cultural appropriation.
12. Promote access, retention, use and enjoyment of public facilities and public space.
13. Promote the destination of special slots for youth programs whose contents are developed with youth participation.
14. Encourage institutions that work and live with youth, establish mechanisms for access and participation of youth in decision-making of these institutions.
15. The State will promote policies, plans and projects from the human and differential approach to security that promote coexistence and peace. In this regard it will promote the creation of spaces for the participation of the youth in building a culture of peace.

16. The State shall promote intergenerational encounters and training by young people for parents, teachers, law enforcement, justice and public officials on juvenile dynamics and exercise of rights.
17. Promote and support creative spaces for participation and organization of the youth civil society, linked to processes of social transformation and building cultures of peace.
18. Policies promoting second chance to young offenders of criminal law to promote their reintegration into society in conditions of equality and non-discrimination.
19. The State must promote youth knowledge and progressive appropriation of democratic practices and in this regard recognize, value and use legal instruments to enforce their rights.
20. Promote, within the framework of the Houses of Justice, a line of support for exchanges of experiences and practices of justice between processes and organizational practices and youth.
21. Implement the program of friendly youth justice services with emphasis on promoting human rights and knowledge of rights violations under criminal law with emphasis on: a. Receive counseling, legal advice and technical assistance free, immediate and specialized for suspicion of having committed or participated in the occurrence of an offense character.
22. Receive clear, complete, accurate and timely information regarding their rights and the mechanisms and procedures established by age and type of punishable act in understandable and respectful language.
23. Receive primary health care (diagnosis, prevention, treatment and rehabilitation, psychological, psychiatric specialized and integral) in any stage of the process.
24. Ensuring quality education, creating the conditions necessary to make it accessible to young people conditions under the law.
25. Generate stimuli that guarantee the permanence of young people in programs of basic, secondary general education, technical, university.
26. Ensure education under equal conditions of quality and the highest level for all young people.
27. Ensuring the design and implementation of programs to promote access to information technology and communications throughout the country, with differential approach.
28. Recognize and promote new forms and dynamics of production, management and dissemination of information and knowledge, arising from the collective construction with the participation of the young people.
29. Provide timely and effective attention to young people by officials and public servants.
30. The State shall ensure the implementation of strategies for rural education, adjusted to territorial and social context, under the differential approach to ensure access and permanence of rural youth, equal opportunities.
31. It will create the country's youth portal by the governing body of the national system of youth with information from all sectors and links to each of the institutions. The portal will include information on supply and demand of services to guarantee the rights expressed in this law with the possibility for process and organizational practices and youth to include own information for public consultation. All social organizations and public institutions of municipal, departmental and national levels, to develop programs and projects with youth, must register updated on the portal on supply and demand, lines of work and indicators of policy implementation information to ensure participation and social control of youth. Effective Jurisprudence



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32. State entities of municipal, district, departmental, and national will commit to generate additional measures that contribute to the generation of knowledge from young people and their processes and organizational practices.
33. The Government, define the mechanisms and procedures for identification and monitoring of the young people in disability status, ethnic communities of rural origin, identified in the level 1 and 2 Sisbén, who have successfully completed their secondary education and seeking to develop higher education studies to guarantee access, availability, permanence and quality in higher education institutions, without detriment of the scholarships may be awarded to the best test scores in the state institutions.

34. Promote conditions for free and effective participation of young people in the political, social, economic and cultural development.
35. Encourage, promote and support tools articulate the partnership between young people and ensure capacity for dialogue of young people.
36. Promote ways and associative practices of young people, networking, articulation, coordination and complementarity between organizational processes and practices, and between young people and public and private institutions.
37. Recognize and promote virtual and symbolic spaces of organization and participation of the youth.
38. Parties and political movements should promote youth organizations in the community, respecting their autonomy, voice and vote in party decisions.
39. The national government and local authorities, according to the principle of autonomy, should ensure resources and mechanisms to promote and strengthen the partnership and participation of young men and women.
40. Promote and recognize community work of young people and their organizations as a fundamental contribution to the development of society and promotes the generation of a series of stimuli associated with volunteer community processes.
41. Ensure the participation of young people and their processes and organizational practices in areas such as employment, education, community, family, sports, religious, environmental and business.
42. The State will design the mechanisms that ensure young people:
a) Access to relevant information, current and differential.
B) The creation of spaces for dialogue and reflection, between civil society and state.
C) freedom to express opinions on an equal footing and without age discrimination in the prepared scenarios for public deliberation.
D) The recognition of young people; and processes and organizational practices in processes, since during the stages of diagnosis, formulation and implementation, monitoring and evaluation of projects, programs and policies. Effective Jurisprudence


Article 9. GUARANTEE. To ensure compliance with the rights described and obligations by the state in connection therewith, the Public Ministry in the framework of their constitutional and legal powers generate a monitoring mechanism to local authorities and institutions of national order for compliance the provisions of this law and all those affecting young people, conceptualizing on their applicability and following up their implementation in cases established.
PARÁGRAFO. The unit responsible for the coordination of youth in the nation and in each local authority, convene a public hearing accountability mandatory each year on the inclusion of young people in and on the progress of public policy youth. The hearing shall include participation of local public authorities of all branches of public power, as well as the supervisory bodies, and will be led by the Mayor, Governor or the President of the Republic, respectively. Effective Jurisprudence


CHAPTER II.
DUTIES AND YOUNG.

ARTICLE 10. DUTIES AND YOUNG. Young people in Colombia have a duty to abide by the Constitution and laws; respect the rights of others, act with criteria of solidarity and responsibility; respecting the legitimately constituted authorities; participate in social, civic, political, economic and community life of the country; monitor and control the management and allocation of public resources; collaborate with the functioning of justice, protecting natural and cultural resources and contribute to the construction of social and institutional capital. The State should provide the young conditions that allow the performance of their duties skilled and qualified manner. Effective Jurisprudence


TITLE III.
Youth policies.

ARTICLE 11. YOUTH POLICY. For Youth policy should understand the ongoing process of articulation and development of principles, actions and strategies that guide the activity of the State and society for the promotion, protection and realization of the rights and youth; and to create the necessary conditions for a dignified, autonomous, responsible and transcendent exercise their citizenship through projects of individual and collective life.

In compliance with this law, will be formulated and incorporated youth policies at all territorial levels, ensuring the proper budget allocation, specific and differentiated destination in development plans.
The formulation, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of youth policies must be participatory, articulated to other public policies, and meet the needs, problems, expectations, capabilities, potentials and interests of young people in Colombia. Effective Jurisprudence

ARTICLE 12.
TRANSVERSALITY YOUTH POLICY. Youth Policy will cross the administrative and programmatic structure of each territorial entity and the nation. Its implementation will focus on incorporating youth issues in each of the actions and sectoral public policies. Youth policies do not replace other sectoral or population of territorial or national level policies, but that support and articulate for the achievement of objectives in relation to the youths. Effective Jurisprudence


ARTICLE 13. PUBLIC POLICY GUIDELINES OF YOUTH.
In implementing Title II provisions of this Act, the Public Youth Policy will be formulated taking into account primarily the protection and guarantee for the exercise and enjoyment of the rights of youth, affirmation of the youth condition, and youth as strategic actors in development, and in accordance with the guidelines agreed in the framework of the National System of youth. Effective Jurisprudence


ARTICLE 14. PRINCIPLES OF PUBLIC POLICY OF YOUTH. The formulation, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of Public Policies for Youth must be guided by the following principles:
1. Inclusion. Recognizing the diversity of the youth in areas such as socioeconomic status, cultural, vulnerabilities, and their gender, sexual orientation, ethnic origin, religion and opinion.
2. Participation. Ensure processes, scenarios, instruments and incentives required for participation and decision young people about solutions to their needs and meeting their expectations as citizens with rights and agents of their own development.
3. Responsibility. Shared responsibility in shaping both young people, and society and the state in each of the stages of formulation, implementation and monitoring of policy.
4. Comprehensiveness. Address all dimensions of being young as well as social, cultural, sports and environmental contexts, political, economic, where they develop.
5. Projection. Set objectives and targets medium and long term, through the further development of plans, programs, projects and specific actions. Each local authority must generate these enforcement actions to a period of at least four (4) years.
6. Territoriality. Establish criteria for application in a differentiated manner and according to the different physical and environmental territories, political, symbolic of where they come from or belong young people.
7. Complementarity. Articulate other population and industry in order to achieve the necessary actions to develop and goals aimed at young people taking into account the life cycle, avoiding duplication of actions and the detriment of public resources policies interagency integration.
8. Decentralization. Regular actions for each level of execution in the state organization, in order to ensure the efficient use of resources and devolution of functions.
9. Evaluation. Define tools and indicators for monitoring and ongoing evaluation, while recognizing their own externalities of the implementation process and the transformation of the needs of the young people.
10. Diffusion. Regular mechanisms to achieve the necessary knowledge and appropriation of public policy by young people, the state and society. Effective Jurisprudence


ARTICLE 15. POWERS. The competition for the design and implementation of youth policies, and budget allocation are the responsibility within the scope of its powers of Local Authorities and the nation, according to the criteria of autonomy, decentralization and the principles of competition, subsidiarity and complementarity. Young people actively involved in the process of building public policies at local, provincial and national levels, also exercise control over its implementation and enforcement through the mechanisms set by law.
PARAGRAPH 1.
. The President of the Republic, the governors and mayors, in the framework of its powers, be responsible for the inclusion of Youth Policies within the relevant Development Plans. PARAGRAPH 2.
. The President of the Republic, Governors and Mayors, shall include in their development plans sufficient resources and mechanisms conducive to ensure the formulation, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of public youth policies, plans youth development and / or operational plans to be feasible technically and financially the implementation of policies designed to guarantee rights under the state in which these policies are in the local authority. All this without detriment of complementarity and cooperation between the national government and local authorities must exist. PARAGRAPH 3.
. Each territorial entity will generate plans implementing policies for a period not less than four (4) years. Effective Jurisprudence


ARTICLE 16. GENERAL POWERS. Departmental, district and municipal, within the framework of this law by local authorities have the following powers:
1. Set at the departmental and local level an organizational structure with a unit (secretariat, bureau, office, etc.) with political, technical, financial and administrative to coordinate and articulate policy actions to ensure the effective enjoyment of rights youth, and also is hinged to the youth system.
2. Make and implement a policy agenda aimed at ensuring the rights of the young people and their recognition as enhancers development with the participation of the population, civil society organizations, cooperation agencies and regulatory agencies.
3. Ensure specialized and financial continuous and sustained allocation of physical resources, technical, human to allow the operation of the system of youth and the implementation of public policies, plans, programs and projects for the effective enjoyment of rights and youth.
4. Make agreements and strategic alliances to link young men and women in processes to qualify their technical and professional performance, guaranteeing their rights and improve their quality of life.
5. Ensure the organization, promotion and training of youth associations, respecting their autonomy to constitute democratic mechanisms of representation in the different levels of participation, coordination, control and surveillance of public administration to be established.
6. Promote, encourage and promote the participation of young people to integrate the Municipal Youth Councils in the shortest time possible, plus have the resources to support their effective and actual operation. Ensure the establishment and consolidation of youth veedurías public social spending in different geographical areas.
7. Promote training, training, training and retraining of their staff, so they can comply with the protection of the rights and youth.
8. Set scenarios intergenerational dialogue for the young people strengthen their status and youth identity, regain their territorial roots, identify and understand lessons learned in youth issues and enhance or develop capacities for socio-historical understanding of their departmental and municipal level and relationship with the national and international levels.
9. Develop differentiated actions for young people, victims of armed conflict, and rural youth and development permit the return of youth who lived and / or inhabits the rural sector. Effective Jurisprudence


ARTICLE 17. POWERS OF THE NATION. For purposes of this law are competences of the Nation, among others, the following:
1. Guide, coordinate and implement public policies that allow the participation of youth in strengthening democracy, ensuring Human Rights of Youth and social and political organization of the Nation.
2. Guide, coordinate and implement public policies that allow access with quality and equity of young people to the diversity of the institutional offer of the State in relation to the guarantee and the effective enjoyment of their human rights.
3. Provide information, advice and assistance to departments, districts and municipalities in the formulation and implementation of territorial policies that establish actions to guarantee the rights of young people.

4. Qualify from the rights approach and differential programs, plans, political agendas, and social investment projects aimed at guaranteeing the rights of young people and particularly young people in situation of forced displacement.
5. Implement in different territorial areas, strategies for training of human resources responsible for ensuring rights of young people, with greater emphasis on departmental administration and regional organizations.
6. Leading alliances with agencies and national and international entities of public, private and mixed character that contribute to the security and fulfillment of the rights of young people.
7. Generating an information system, specialized knowledge generation, monitoring and national, regional, provincial, district and local evaluation of the implementation of public policies and social in favor of guaranteeing the rights of young investment.
8. Promote the formulation, implementation and evaluation of youth policies focused on rights and ethnic and intercultural differential respect the particularities of these groups. Effective Jurisprudence


ARTICLE 18. POWERS OF THE DEPARTMENTS. The powers of the departments, among others, the following:
1. Design, implement, evaluate and account for public policy, political agendas and Youth Ten-Year Plan for departmental and municipal levels.
2. Coordinate and assist in the design and implementation of municipal youth policies.
3. Facilitate youth participation in advocacy processes and decision making in the development of the department and the inclusion of shares and investment strategies for ensuring the rights of young people in sectoral policies.
4. Investigate, learn and feed the national information system on youth about the reality and actions taken to guarantee rights of young people in the Department.
5. Investigate and validate their own models of participation territory, including services and goods, generating opportunities for the guarantee of rights of young people and report progress to the nation.
6. Accompany municipalities in designing a range of programs, processes and services to guarantee the rights of young people and the achievement and resource mobilization implementation and sustainability.
7. Implement strategies for strengthening the capacities of young people as subjects of rights and protagonists of local development.
8. Leading the formation of regional networks for implementation of public policies and social investment to guarantee rights of young people.
9. Consolidate the social and institutional capital at the departmental, municipal management towards favorable resources to the implementation of programs with and for young people.
10. Leading regional alliances with organizations and agencies public, private and mixed character that contribute to the security and fulfillment of the rights of young people.
11. Developed in coordination with the national information system, monitoring and evaluation of public policies and social investment to guarantee rights of young people.
12. Establish municipalities or other departments cofinancing lines that allow the execution of projects and programs aimed at strengthening regional identity, cultural, ethnic and gender diversity of young people, and strengthening intergenerational spaces for dialogue and coexistence.
13. Develop departmental agreements inclusion, coexistence and transparency between youth and institutions such as ethical standards for strengthening the rule of law and the revitalization of the departmental system of youth.
14. Ensure jointly with local authorities municipal election and order creation and strengthening of Municipal Youth Councils and the Departmental Youth Council. Effective Jurisprudence


ARTICLE 19. POWERS OF MUNICIPALITIES AND DISTRICTS. They are powers of the Municipality and Districts, among others, the following:
1. Design, implement, evaluate and account for public policy and social investment to guarantee the rights of young people in the respective territory.
2. Facilitate youth participation in development planning your municipality or district, and the development of policy actions and social investment to guarantee the rights of young people in the respective territory.

3. Investigate, learn and feed the national information system on youth from the reality of the municipality or district.
4. Investigate and validate their own models of participation territory, guarantee rights of young people, inclusion in the institutional offer of the state, generating opportunities and skills in young people, and report progress to the department.
5. Design a program offerings for youth in the municipality or district to run directly or through partnerships, agreements with government institutions, NGOs and companies that develop supply in the municipal or district level.
6. Promote effective competition to avoid duplication of activities between the nation, the department and the municipality or district.
7. Implement strategies for capacity building of young people as subjects of rights and protagonists of local or district development.
8. Leading municipal or district alliances with private sector entities to guarantee the rights of young people.
9. Develop a proper system of information, monitoring and evaluation in coordination with the departmental system.
10. Run specific programs and projects cofinanced with the department.
11. Develop municipal pacts inclusion, coexistence and transparency between youth and institutions such as ethical standards for strengthening the rule of law and the revitalization of the municipal or district youth system.
12. Ensure jointly with the local authority of departmental election, creation and strengthening of municipal or district youth councils and the Departmental Youth Council. Effective Jurisprudence


ARTICLE 20. PROCEDURE AND DEADLINES FOR YOUTH POLICY. Municipalities, districts, departments and the nation, based on the territorial autonomy, formulate or update a coordinated manner and with participatory public policies for youth, based on differential criteria territories and contexts. For this purpose they should consider the following:
1. The municipalities will begin the formulation of public policy youth within six (6) months from the election of the Municipal Youth Councils.
2. The departments will initiate the formulation of public policy department within nine (9) months from the election of the Municipal Youth Councils. The departments are required to provide technical assistance to municipalities ensuring coordination, complementarity and co-responsibility for the formulation of municipal public policies and departmental youth.
3. Districts have the same time provided by departments to advance the formulation of public policies of youth on the understanding that even when they are not required to generate public policy youth local or commune, it is necessary to address the diversity of each of these territories, and reflect operational plans which specify the differentiated investment to be implemented to guarantee rights of young people living in their territories.
4. The Nation initiate the formulation of the national public policy of youth within twelve (12) months from the election of municipal councilors youth. The nation is obliged to provide technical assistance to departments ensuring coordination, complementarity and co-responsibility for the formulation of municipal public policies, district, provincial and national.
PARÁGRAFO. Where any approved public youth policy should be reviewed and updated from an approach to establish differentially the actions of public policy and social investment to guarantee the rights of young people; and disseminate expeditiously, in a period not less than three (3) months from the enactment of this law. Effective Jurisprudence


ARTICLE 21. REPORTING. The entities responsible for youth in local authorities and the governing body of the National System of Youth, presented respectively to municipal and district councils, the departmental assemblies and the Congress an annual report on progress, budget execution and compliance Youth Policy. Effective Jurisprudence



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ARTICLE 22. NATIONAL SYSTEM OF YOUTH. It is the set of actors, processes, instances, guidance, legal tools, agendas, plans, programs, and projects that operationalized the law and policies related to youth, by creating and strengthening relations between the State, civil society, family, public, private, joint entities and the young people and their processes and organizational practices for security, fulfillment, enjoyment or effective restoration of the rights of the youth, expanding its capabilities and its access opportunities a comprehensive and sustainable development. Effective Jurisprudence


ARTICLE 23. FUNCTIONS OF THE NATIONAL SYSTEM OF YOUTH. The National System of Youth will be responsible for promoting the enforcement of rights and opportunities for young people, to coordinate the implementation, monitoring and evaluation of public policy and national and local youth plans, manage the National Information System of youth, make intersectoral and national and regional authorities in order to achieve recognition of youth as a strategic player development, massively mobilize young people around the fight against corruption, among other coordination. Effective Jurisprudence


ARTICLE 24. ESTABLISHMENT OF NATIONAL SYSTEM OF YOUTH. The National System of Youth comprised of:
1. Institutional subsystem
Youths 1.1 The National Council of Public Policy 1.2 Dependencies
Youths Youths territorial
two entities. Participation subsystem Youths 2.1
organizational processes and practices of young people
2.2 Spaces participation Youths 2.3

Youth Councils Youth Platforms 2.4 2.5 Assemblies

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CHAPTER I. INSTITUTIONAL SUBSYSTEM JUVENTUDES.

ARTICLE 25. INSTITUTIONAL SUBSYSTEM OF YOUTHS. Institutional Subsystem of the National System of Youth, is made by the National Council of Public Youth Policies and instances created in local authorities for youth. Effective Jurisprudence



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ARTICLE 26. PUBLIC POLICY NATIONAL COUNCIL OF YOUTH. The National Council of Youth Public Policy is the body responsible for articulating the definition, monitoring and evaluation of policies for prevention, protection, promotion and guarantee of the rights of young people at national level.
PARÁGRAFO. For the purposes of this Act, the National Council for Economic and Social Policy - Conpes-will act as the National Council of Public Youth Policies. Effective Jurisprudence


ARTICLE 27. ESTABLISHMENT OF NATIONAL PUBLIC POLICY COUNCIL OF YOUTH. The National Council of Public Youth Policies will be composed as follows:
1. President of the Republic or his delegate.
2. The Director of the National Planning Department or his delegate.
3. The Minister of Interior or his delegate
4. The Director of the Colombian Institute of Family Welfare or his delegate.
5. The Director of the National Service Learning-SENA or his delegate.
6. Three (3) representatives of the National Youth Council, which will be elected by the same, according to its internal regulations.
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ARTICLE 28. FUNCTIONS AND POWERS OF THE NATIONAL COUNCIL OF PUBLIC POLICY OF YOUTH. It corresponds to the National Council of Public Youth Policies:
1. Develop, promote and evaluate the creation of policies, plans and programs for the comprehensive development of young people, considering them the guidelines and areas set out in national and international current legislation;
2. Define the lines of action to be followed by the National System of Youth;
3. To devise mechanisms for implementing actions in relation to other actors in the system and monitoring and evaluation results;
4. Ensure visibility, information and promotion of the inclusion of youths in each of the sectors of government;
5. Manage technical and financial assistance from governments, public institutions and private national and international for the fulfillment of its functions and powers;

6. Promote and strengthen the mechanisms and procedures for the promotion and development of the rights of young people;
7. Establish mechanisms for monitoring, evaluation and promotion of policies, plans, programs and projects concerning the rights of young people to be developed at national level;
8. Coordinate with governmental and non-governmental, national and international organizations and the private sector for compliance with policies of youth;
9. Propose mechanisms and strategies that link the young people in spaces, institutions and decision-making processes of sectoral and territorial nature;
10. Prepare the official annual report on the situation of young people in the country;
11. Promote the creation and establishment of Youth Councils;
12. Promote the establishment and functioning of the National Youth Information System;
13. The other contained in the law. Effective Jurisprudence

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ARTICLE 30. TECHNICAL SECRETARIAT OF THE NATIONAL COUNCIL OF PUBLIC POLICY OF YOUTH. The Technical Secretariat of the National Council of Public Youth Policies functions will include:
1. Convene and prepare working papers for meetings of the National Council of Public Youth Policies prioritizing meetings for planning, implementation mechanisms of action in relation to other actors in the system and monitoring and evaluation for results.
2. Carrying the memory of meetings and ensure the flow of information among the members of the Council.
3. Submit for consideration by every member of the National Council of Public Youth Policies public agendas to ensure its implementation across the board.
4. Support the establishment of committees of strategic work.
5. Consolidate information and submit semi-annual reports of the management of the National Youth Policy Council, advances by institutional sector in the inclusion of differential information, budgets and strategies lines youth work. Effective Jurisprudence


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ARTICLE 31. INSTANCES OF TERRITORIAL ENTITIES FOR YOUTH. Territorial entities shall have an organizational structure responsible for coordinating and articulate policy actions to ensure the effective enjoyment of the rights of youth, and also is hinged to the youth system. Effective Jurisprudence


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SUBSYSTEM PARTICIPATION OF YOUTH.

SUBSYSTEM ARTICLE 32. PARTICIPATION OF YOUTH. It is the set of actors, bodies, mechanisms, processes and own agendas young people, and processes and organizational practices. They are constituted in accordance with the principle of autonomy. Effective Jurisprudence


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JUVENTUDES TIPS.
ARTICLE 33.
JUVENTUDES TIPS. Councils Youths are autonomous mechanisms of participation, coordination, monitoring and control of public management and dialogue of young people in relation to the territorial agendas of the youth, to public institutions of each territorial entity to which they belong, and from which should be channeled agreements young people about alternative solutions to the needs and problems of their context and the visibility of their potential and proposals for social, political and cultural development at regional and national governments. Effective Jurisprudence


ARTICLE 34. FUNCTIONS youth councils. The National Youth Council, the Departmental Youth Councils and the District, Municipal and Local Youth Councils, shall, in their respective fields, the following functions:
1. Act as valid mechanism for dialogue and consultation with the authorities and public institutions of national and territorial order and to private organizations on issues concerning youth.
2. To propose to the respective territorial authorities, policies, plans, programs and projects necessary for full compliance with the provisions of this law and other rules relating to youth, as well as arrange their inclusion in the development plans.

3. Establish strategies and procedures for young people to participate in the design of policies, plans, programs and projects for youth.
4. Participate in the design and development of national municipal agendas, District, departmental and youth.
5. Make the inclusion of territorial agendas and national Youths with the respective political and administrative authorities, so that they are included in the plans of territorial and national development as well as programs and projects necessary for full compliance with the provisions of this law and other rules relating to youth.
6. Submit semiannual reports on its management, work and progress in open court, widely and with the participation of the various institutional sectors and youth convened.
7. Exercise oversight and social control development plans, public youth policies, and implementation of territorial agendas of the youth, as well as programs and projects developed for youth by public entities in the territorial and national level.
8. Interacting with the bodies or public entities to develop processes with the sector and coordinate with them the implementation of joint actions.
9. Encourage the creation of processes and organizational practices and youth and youth movements in the respective jurisdiction;
10. Stimulate the promotion, comprehensive training and participation of youth in accordance with the purposes of this Act and other regulations that amend or supplement.
11. Promote the dissemination, respect and exercise of human rights, civil, social and political youth and their duties.
12. Choose representatives to the instances in which youth issues and whose regulations or statutes so provide are addressed.
13. Participate in the design and implementation of policies, programs and projects for young people in the respective local authorities.
14. Interacting with the bodies or entities that develop the theme of youth and coordinate the implementation of joint actions.
15. Participate in the dissemination and knowledge of this law.
16. It is committed to the youth councils formed after, present a unified work plan to guide its management during the period for which they were elected.
17. Convene and regulate platforms district and local Municipal Youth.
18. Choose delegates to other bodies and spaces of participation.
19. Adopt its own rules of organization and operation. Effective Jurisprudence


ARTICLE 35. National Youth Council. The National Youth Council will be composed as follows:
1. One (1) delegate from each of the Departmental Youth Councils.
2. One (1) delegate from each of the District Councils of Youth.
3. One (1) representative of the processes and organizational practices and young farmers.
4. One (1) representative of indigenous communities.
5. One (1) representative of the Afro-Colombian communities.
6. One (1) representative of the Roma people.
7. One (1) representative of the communities of native islanders of San Andres and Providencia. PARAGRAPH 1.
. Young delegates to the district councils, departmental and national youth will have a period of one year and may be reelected for one additional period. PARAGRAPH 2.
. The representative of the indigenous communities, Afro-Colombian, rom and raizales of San Andres and Providencia will be chosen according to the procedures of communities. Effective Jurisprudence


ARTICLE 36. ANNOUNCEMENT OF THE NATIONAL COUNCIL OF YOUTH. Within one hundred fifty (150) days following the election of Departmental Youth Councils days, the organization designated or created by the National Government for youth, convened the formation of the National Youth Council. Effective Jurisprudence


ARTICLE 37. DEPARTMENTAL YOUTH TIPS. Departmental Youth Councils will be composed of delegates of the Municipal and District Youth Councils.
PARÁGRAFO. Departmental Youth Councils will meet ordinarily two (2) times a year and extraordinarily according to internal regulations to be built. Effective Jurisprudence


ARTICLE 38. CALLING AND COMPOSITION OF YOUTH departmental councils. Within sixty (60) days following the election of Municipal Youth Councils, governors convene the formation of the Departmental Youth Council.

Departmental Youth Councils shall be composed of an odd number, not less than five (5) nor more than fifteen (15) members, delegates of the Municipal Councils and District Youth except the Capital District.
PARÁGRAFO. Previous call made by the Governor, each Municipal and District Youth Council of the respective jurisdiction, appoint a delegate to form the Departmental Youth Council. If it comes near to present the case in which the number of CEOs exceed the ceiling of members to join the Departmental Youth Council, the Governor convened in each of the provinces of his department, conform assemblies constituted by the Municipal Councils and district Youth belonging to municipalities and districts that comprise it. In each of the assemblies will be elected including the number of CEOs who are entitled to, as provided previously by the governor, whose judgment must obey the number of municipalities and population density.
In departments with fewer than five (5) Municipal and District Youth Councils, there may be more than one delegate for advice. Effective Jurisprudence


ARTICLE 39. LOCAL COUNCILS AND DISTRICT YOUTH. In accordance with the administrative system of districts, local youth councils, which are governed by the provisions for the Municipal Youth Councils contained in this Act shall comply.
The District Youth Councils will be composed of one (1) delegate from each of the local youth councils. PARAGRAPH 1.
. The District Youth Council Bogotá, DC, will be composed of one (1) delegate from each of the Local Youth Councils. Effective Jurisprudence


ARTICLE 40. CALLING AND COMPOSITION OF YOUTH district councils. In accordance with the administrative system of the District, within thirty (30) days following the election of Local Youth Councils, Mayors of Districts make up the District Youth Council at the rate of one delegate for each locality or municipality as appropriate . Effective Jurisprudence


ARTICLE 41. LOCAL YOUTH COUNCILS. In each of the municipalities of the country, it will settle a Municipal Youth Council, composed of young people from lists of young independent, processes and organizational practices and youth formally constituted, and youth of political parties elected by and direct popular vote and the youth. PARAGRAPH 1.
. In municipalities and localities where there are youth organizations of peasants, indigenous communities, Afro-Colombians, rom, native islanders of San Andres and Providencia or in general ethnic communities, each territorial entity shall elect a representative of these communities. In this event, there will be one more member in the Youth Council for each of these communities. PARAGRAPH 2.
. Municipal Youth Councils shall meet at least one (1) monthly ordinary and extraordinary manner according to the internal regulations to be built. PARAGRAPH 3.
. The total number of members of the Municipal or Local Youth Council should always be odd, including special ethnic representation which is regulated in this article. In the event of extended composition proves even number, it will increase or decrease by one (1) member as set out in Article 49, without departing from the minimum or maximum range set there. Effective Jurisprudence

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