The Mexican Institute of Youth (IMJUVE) marks the beginning of a new stage in the construction of the youth in the country for the first time since the birth of a body such as the source that has a law, which was approved by majority the Chamber of Deputies on 22 December 1998. In this way, 407-500 lawmakers - voted to update the corresponding technical legal scaffolding that will work for the estimated 34 million young people nationwide. Immersed in the incessant changes that Mexico is on the threshold of the third millennium, the Institute is the result of joint effort between public and lawmakers who sought at all times to respond to the particular situation and just demands of youth.
This ensures, from now on, the feasibility of its objectives. It strengthens and gives full seriousness and continuity in federal policies toward young people.The and means that the country-via the Institute will initiate a process of accumulation-work, experience and, above all, research of this population segment. Thus the IMJUVE, operates from 6 January 1999 in accordance with the Act published in the Official Gazette, aims to define and implement a national policy for youth, and people aged 12 to 29 years age-, and mainstreamed into the development of the country, so emphatic in organization, health, employment and training, prevention of addictions and others. Some powers are implementing actions to the public recognition and dissemination of outstanding activities, including National Awards for Youth and Indigenous Youth, among others.
The Mexican Youth Institute aims to: