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.

Intergenerational Dialogue and Learning

The Pacific Community (SPC) is launching an Intergenerational Dialogue and Learning Event to commemorate International Youth Day (IYD) on Friday 19th August, 2020, from 11am-2pm. The theme for IYD is “Youth Engagement for Global Action” and the…

Young people’s right to be heard, our responsibility to listen

Young people’s right be heard, our responsibility to listen Today the Pacific Community is joining our friends and partners from across the region and around the world in marking International Youth Day. The day has a special significance in the Pacific…

SPC’s “300 coconut bags” project promotes youth employment recovery after COVID-19

This article originally appeared on the Vanuatu Daily Post. It has been reprinted here with permission        

Wake Up! When Pacific youth stands up for the health of their communities

For the third consecutive year, young people from different Pacific island states and territories have the opportunity to spread prevention and control messages for noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) using different media, thanks to the Wake Up! Project,…
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