SPC focus on improving prospects for Pacific youths

In a week when the world has been celebrating International Youth Day, SPC, the Secretariat of the Pacific Community has been spelling out its strategy for youth development across the region over the next few years.

The Pacific Youth Development Framework targets some familiar areas - health, employment, governance and the environment - with the aim of raising standards and increasing involvement by young people themselves.

Mereia Carling, Human Development Advisor with SPC, says youth took part in drafting the framework, and they hope their new approach will be more effective than previous efforts.