Solomons faces 'time bomb' with youth unemployment - Helen Clark

11:25 am on 4 September 2018

New Zealand's former prime minister Helen Clark says Solomon Islands faces a "time bomb" with a youth unemployment rate of 82 percent.

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Photo: RNZ / Claire Eastham-Farrelly

According to the Asia Pacific Report, Miss Clark, who was also the head of the UN Development Programme, told New Zealand's National Council of Women, the country had to do more to help the Solomons.

She said the government needed to rethink how its aid programme was structured and that the Solomons needed investment in its agriculture.

While visiting Solomon Islands last month, Miss Clark called on political parties to support women candidates in next year's national and provincial elections.