All-China Youth Federation 中华全国青年联合会

Established in 1949, the All-China Youth Federation (ACYF) is a federative body of Chinese youth organizations and excellent youth nationwide. Through its 52 member organizations and over 77,000 individual members at all levels, the ACYF reaches over 300 million young people across China. Besides its commitment to national development and world peace, the ACYF aims to represent and protect the legitimate rights and interests of young people and promote youth participation and development. It runs programs and activities in the following fields: education and training, voluntary service, development of new countryside, environmental protection, protection of rights and interests, innovation and employment, youth culture, international exchanges and cooperation and exchange programs with Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan. Due to its significant contributions to the youth and society, the ACYF was granted the Human Resources Development Award by UNESCAP in 1999, the World Youth Award by UN in 2000 and the Champion of the Earth by UNEP in 2004.

The highest decision-making body of the ACYF is the National Committee that works for a term of five years. The National Committee has a President, a number of Vice Presidents. When it is not in session, the Standing Committee presides over the Federation’s work. The Standing Committee has a Secretary-general and a number of Deputy Secretaries-general.

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