Youths set for regional talks

Youth & Careers

EIGHT young people will represent the country in a week-long workshop in Fiji to discuss human rights and good governance issues.
The eight were selected from various sectors and districts in the country to join other youths from Pacific island countries.
The meeting is organised by the Pacific Community.
Participant Kim Allen said it would bring young people from around the Pacific together to discuss issues in their countries and find solutions to them.
“We need to come together and speak on issues that affect us and our communities such as climate change, human rights, good governance and employment,” he said.
Allen said Pacific Island nations should increase their investment in young people to realise their potential.
Phillie Julai, a third-year PNG studies and international relations student at the Divine Word University, said she looked forward to sharing her views with youths from the region.
“When I return, I will share my experience and the lessons I have learnt with fellow students and young people in my community,” she said.
They will have break-out sessions on topics such as youth engagement in the role of media and social media, climate change, human rights and good governance, youth networking and political participation.
David Rupa, the principal adviser for International Relations, National Youth Development Authority said it was inspirational to see young people take leadership roles and responsibilities.

2 comments

  • When speaking for Human rights, please don’t forget to mention our Melanesian brothers and sisters in West Papua who are currently suffering from the Oppressors..
    I know youth’s Power can make a difference.

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