Regional Poetry Competition

Prior to this year’s International Youth Day, the Pacific Community’s (SPC) Human Rights and Social Development (HRSD) division launched a poetry competition highlighting the theme Transforming Food systems: Youth Innovation for Human and Planetary…

Traditional knowledge in Tuvalu offers lessons for future of nations youth

Youth representatives from around Tuvalu convened earlier this month for an intergenerational dialogue as part of a week-long International Youth Day celebration to discuss key issues affecting young people in the country.

National Policy launch heralds new era for Tongan youth

This year’s International Youth Day saw the launch of Tonga’s National Youth Policy 2021-2025 and Strategic Action Plan 2021-2025, complementing the theme, “Healthy Youth, Healthy Tonga”/“To’utupu Mo’ui lelei, Tonga Mo’ui lelei”. The policies included…

Stat of the week: proportion of the population in the Pacific aged from 15 to 24 years old

Did you know that Pacific populations are young? 18% of the population in the Pacific Islands Countries and territories is aged from 15 to 24 years old. Discover more data:

International Youth Day: Critical role youth play in strengthening Pacific's food systems

Today we celebrate International Youth Day, the theme this year is, “Transforming Food Systems: Youth Innovation for Human and Planetary Health”. Pacific youth play a critical role in food systems at all levels – from production through to their role as…

Nadroga Navosa Youth Visualise their Future

85 young leaders representing 22 Tikinas of the Nadroga Navosa Province had the opportunity to collectively discuss their visions and anticipations for the five years ahead. The Pacific Community (SPC) through it’s Human Rights and Social Development (…

Youths turn to traditional knowledge to mitigate climate change impacts

The drastic effects of climate change are now felt more aggressively in many provinces in Fiji leading to destruction of agricultural and poultry produce, damages to households and major disruptions in the school timetable for children. These impacts of…

HRSD's Pacific Youth and COVID-19 and Agriculture Policy Briefs in Focus

In the Pacific, youth development is still under-resourced and faces many challenges. To support Pacific Islands and Territories in developing strategies to take on these challenges, the Pacific Community’s (SPC) Human Rights and Social Development (HRSD…

Cook Islands 2021 - 2026 National Youth Policy Launched

The Cook Islands Government recently celebrated a milestone achievement for the development of its young people through the launch of the National Youth Policy 2021-2026.  “Te Mana o te Mapu – the Power of our Youth as Nation Builders” was launched by…

World Youth Skills Day

Why is World Youth Skills Day important? Rising youth unemployment is one of the most significant problems facing economies and societies in today’s world, for developed and developing countries alike. The latest Global Employment Trends for Youth 2020:…
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