World Video | Defence | Foreign Affairs | Natural Events | Trade | NZ in World News | NZ National News Video | NZ Regional News | Search

 

SPC marks Youth Day 2006 with award scheme

Press Release

SPC marks International Youth Day 2006 with award scheme

Friday, 11 August, 2006, SPC Headquarters, Noumea, New Caledonia – Saturday, 12 August is International Youth Day. The theme of the day this year is ‘Tackling poverty together’ and with its call to young people to Team up, Organise, Celebrate, and Take action! the Pacific Youth Bureau is taking practical action to advance the theme.

The Bureau, which is based in the Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC), has initiated a scheme that will give four cash awards of US$2,500 each to support the establishment of new youth projects aimed at generating income for young people. The scheme is part of the Bureau’s efforts to implement Component 2 (Nurturing Sustainable Livelihoods) of the Pacific Youth Strategy 2010 (PYS2010), which states: “Becoming self-sufficient remains a great challenge for all young Pacific Islanders. To achieve this goal we want to encourage them to actively engage in youth-led enterprises and income-generating initiatives that will enable them to live sustainable lifestyles”.

To get things rolling, the Bureau invites written submissions from youth organisations in SPC member countries who are interested in setting up income-generating projects for young people.

Submissions must be endorsed by the Ministry or Department responsible for youth development in each country and submitted by fax or email through the SPC focal point (Ministry of Foreign Affairs) in each country to:
The Director-General
Secretariat of the Pacific Community
BP D5
Noumea Cedex 98848
New Caledonia
Fax: +687 26.38.18
Email: EfiR[at]spc.int

The deadline for submissions is 22 September 2006. The successful projects will be announced on 2 October 2006.

For more information on the programme, contact:

Tangata Vainerere
Youth Development Adviser
Secretariat of the Pacific Community
BP D5
Noumea Cedex 98848
New Caledonia
Fax: +687 26.38.18
Tel: +687 26.01.78
Email: TangataV[at]spc.int

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
World Headlines

 

Gordon Campbell: Is This Guy The World’s Most Dangerous Thirtysomething?

Saudi Arabia has long been regarded as a pillar of stability in the Middle East, and is the essential caterer to the West’s fossil fuel needs. It is also the country that gave us Osama Bin Laden, al Qaeda, and 15 of the 19 terrorists who carried out the 9/11 attacks... More>>

ALSO:

Non-Binding Postal Vote: Australia Says Yes To Same Sex Marriage

Binoy Kampmark: Out of 150 federal seats, 133 registered affirmative totals in returning their response to the question “Should the law be changed to allow same-sex couples to marry?”. More>>

ALSO:

Bonn Climate Change Conference: Protecting Health In Small Island States

The vision is that, by 2030, all Small Island Developing States will have health systems that are resilient to climate change and countries around the world will be reducing their carbon emissions both to protect the most vulnerable from climate risks and deliver large health benefits in carbon-emitting countries. More>>

ALSO:

Camp Shut Down: Refugees Must Be Rescued From Manus

On 31st October 2017, the detention centre on Manus Island in which the Australian Government has been holding more than 700 refugees was closed, leaving those living there in a desperate situation. More>>

ALSO:

EARLIER:

Rohingya Muslims Massacred: Restrictions On Aid Put 1000s At Risk

Amnesty: The Myanmar authorities’ restrictions on international aid in Rakhine state is putting tens of thousands of lives at risk in a region where mainly Rohingya people are already suffering horrific abuses from a disproportionate military campaign. More>>

ALSO:

 
 
 
 
 
 
  • Pacific.Scoop
  • Cafe Pacific
  • PMC