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    Youth Suicides Sound Alarm Across the Pacific

    By Catherine Wilson Suicide rates in the Pacific Islands are some of the highest in the world and have reached up to 30 per 100,000 in countries such as Samoa, Guam and Micronesia, double the global average, with youth rates even higher. On International Youth Day, which this year focuses on ‘Youth and Mental Health’, […]

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    Pacific Youth Call to Action on Human Rights (PYCHR) 2014

     “Our Voice, Our Right, Our Lives – Pacific Leaders, today you meet to discuss issues impacting Our people, Our Homes, Our Nations and Our lives today and in the future. We believed, campaigned and voted for many of you to be where you are because we know YOU would make the difference. Leaders, National, State […]

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    SPC Supports Young Voices

    “Tuesday 24 June 2014, Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC), Suva, Fiji – There are approximately two million young people aged between 15 and 24 years in the Pacific region, yet their voices are seldom heard in decision-making processes. The Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC) is helping to change that… The issue of young […]

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    Women’s Major Group and Major Group of Children and Youth Joint Statement

    Tahere Siisiialafia, board member of the Pacific Youth Council delivered the Statement on behalf of the Major Group on Women & Major Group on Children & Youth at the SIDS Final Prepatory Committee Meeting currently underway at the United Nations in New York from June 23 – 27, 2014. The statement can be viewed by clicking this […]

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    Loss and Damage is a Human Rights and Climate Justice Issue

    11/06/2014 “Loss and Damage is a Human Rights and Climate Justice issue. The most vulnerable countries are most likely to suffer”, says Sharmind Neelormi, Associate Professor, Department of Economics at the Jahangirnagar University in Bangladesh.  Dr. Neerlomi is the only woman who has written a substantive evidence based report on Gender, Loss & Damage . […]

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    Partnerships with Civil Society Organisations key to Addressing Gender, Climate Change and Sustainable Development

    Creating connections and strengthening partnerships in gender, climate change response and sustainable development were discussed in Nadi by participants from 13 Pacific islands countries. Over 30 CSO, feminist, women-led and youth participants from around the region  participated in a two-day Civil Society Forum as part of the week-long ‘Pacific Partnerships to Strengthen Gender, Climate Change Response & […]

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    Samoan Youths Gearing up for Small Island Developing States Meeting in Apia

    Tuesday 20 May 2014, Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC) Suva, Fiji – Thirty members of Samoa’s National Youth Council are putting their voices together to speak out on priority issues affecting young people in Samoa at the upcoming Third International Conference on Small Island Developing States (SIDS) in September 2014 in Apia, Samoa. This was […]

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    Young Entrepreneurs of Tonga

    As one of the Trade Pasifika Exhibitors in April, 2014, the Virgin Coconut Oil (VCO) Unit is under The Tongan National Youth Congress (TNYC) and represents youth entrepreneurship.  The VCO began the local production of virgin coconut oil in 1998, by 2005 found there was an over produce in local production, 2006 TNYC made the […]

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    2014 PYC Proposal Report

    The Pacific Youth Council’s Proposal (PYC) highlights PYC’s current situation and addresses what it would like to have achieved in the next five years. 2014 PYC Proposal Report A goal highlighted in  proposal involves strengthening the Secretariat’s functions in order to serve PYC’s members and the youth of the Pacific more effectively. Also highlighted was […]

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    PYC Strategic Plan 2013-2016

    The Pacific Youth Council (PYC) Strategic Plan is endorsed by it’s members and was mandated by the board members during the 5th PYC General Assembly held in Suva Fiji in November 2012. PYC Strategic Plan Booklet ‘This Strategic Plan prioritises the activities that will help the Pacific Youth Council to keep alive our vision of empowering young Pacific […]

Youth Suicides Sound Alarm Across the Pacific

August 21st, 2014

By Catherine Wilson Suicide rates in the Pacific Islands are some of the highest in the world and[...]

Decent Work and Social Justice in Pacific Small Island Developing States

August 21st, 2014

ILO Office for Pacific Island Countries launches report “Decent Work and Social Justice in Pacific S[...]