5 Dec 2005

Youth Ministers gather in PNG to discuss empowering young people

7:16 am on 5 December 2005

Youth Ministers of the Pacific are gathering in PNG to discuss how to help young people take responsibility for their own well-being.

The 2nd Pacific Youth Ministers conference will be attended by 42 delegates representing SPC member countries and 18 observers representing various agencies from around the region and PNG.

The issue of youth was the subject of high-level discussions a few weeks ago at the 4th Conference of the Pacific Community.

After debating ways of empowering young Pacific Islanders to improve their quality of life, Pacific Ministers and high-level officials adopted the Koror Statement on Youth Empowerment for a Secure, Prosperous and Sustainable Future.