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:…

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…

Bridging the generation gap through intergenerational dialogue and learning

Intergenerational dialogue and learning is an approach to development aimed at bridging the generation gap by ensuring young and old people work together towards common goals impacting youth today. These were the remarks of Professor Konai Helu Thaman at…

Fiji youths using art to share prevention and control messages for non-communicable diseases (NCDs)

“If we make a change now, our generation can be the healing generation in the future and through the Wake-up project we have taken five steps ahead in the advancement of art in Fiji and using this to portray wellness messages”. These are the words of…

Mobilising Youth to lead the fight against Non-Communicable Diseases in the Pacific

Did you know that Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs) represent one of the most serious challenges to the health and wellbeing of youth in the Pacific region?   In the ‘Pacific Youth Development Framework 2014 – 2023’, young people identified NCDs as a…

Youth Engagement in the Pacific Community's 2021+ Strategic Plan

Young people are actively contributing to a visioning exercise to help inform the Pacific Community 2021 – 2030 Strategic Plan.  The median age in the Pacific region is 22.6.
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