Engage us in decision-making: Pacific youth

Youth from the Pacific need to be engaged in decision-making on biodiversity and conservation issues. This was raised at a youth session held on 26 November as part of the 10th Pacific Islands Conference on Nature Conservation and Protected Areas. Youth…

Solomon Island Government takes over the Youth@Work Programme

The Youth@Work Programme of the Pacific Community has been handed over to the Solomon Island government under the leadership of the Ministry of Women, Youth, Children and Family Affairs (MWYCFA). This was made official during a brief ceremony held at the…

International Youth Day: Our future is in their hands

  By Leituala Kuiniselani Toelupe Tago-Elisara International Youth Day is a time for us to celebrate our younger generations, and to consider the investment we can make today to ensure they are able to achieve their full potential tomorrow. 

Youth Shape Future at International Youth Day Conference in the Federated States of Micronesia

His Excellency, Peter M. Christian, President of the Federated States of Micronesia (FSM), held a high-profile National Youth Conference from 8‒10 August in the state of Chuuk to mark International Youth Day 2017. In his keynote address, the President…

Creating opportunities for youth development

The total population in our diverse Pacific region is around 10 million people – more than half of which is under the age of 25. It is growing fast, placing huge and increasing pressures on basic resources and core services, such as education, health and…

Zoom - Stepping stones to success

Gladys Boka speaks at SPC Youth@Work event.Photo: Ruth Amos ‘God never gives you a challenge that you cannot overcome; that’s my personal motto’, said Gladys Boka. When the Pacific Community (SPC) started its youth employment programme – Youth@Work – in…

Latest YOSI: Solomon Islands’ youth driving change

In its milestone fifth edition, the successful Youth of Solomon Islands (YOSI) magazine sheds light of “Narawei: Young Leaders Driving Change”, a tribute to young people leading by example.

President Baldwin opens Emerging Youth Leaders of Melanesia Programme

Twenty young people from Fiji, New Caledonia, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands and Vanuatu have gathered in Port Vila to begin training under the Melanesian Spearhead Group (MSG) Secretariat and Pacific Community (SPC) Emerging Youth Leaders of…

Popular Youth@Work initiative expands to Niue

An innovative joint venture to address youth employment and create opportunities to develop meaningful c

YOSI magazine shines light on young people’s success

The latest issue of the Youth of Solomon Islands (YOSI) magazine features an inclusive participation theme and showcases stories of young people with disabilities.
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