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The State of Pacific Youth (SOPY) report is fourth in the series of SOPY reports, which span almost two decades. The SOPY has become an authoritative situation analysis on youth development across Pacific island countries and territories (PICTs). Previous reports were published in 1998, 2005, and 2011. This latest report provides a stocktake of progress across a broad range of development issues and attempts to analyse any significant changes that have taken place in the period since 2011, including the uptake of recommendations made in the previous report.

 

It is built around a conceptual framework of Pacific youth development, which includes five key domains: i) health and wellbeing, ii) education and learning, iii) employability and employment, iv) civic and political participation, v) protection and safety, and gender equality and disability as cross-cutting themes.

 

SOPY report provides recommendations on ways to strengthen policies and programming at the regional and country levels. The intended audience of this report includes policy makers in government, regional bodies, international agencies, NGOs, and young people themselves.

 

As with previous reports, this SOPY report draws upon available data. However, this report differs from previous reports by developing a conceptual framework and suggested indicators that can support a more systematic approach to monitoring youth development across the Pacific region. Thus, this edition of SOPY report involves a strong focus on obtaining relevant quantitative data and is, as a consequence, more data-focused than its predecessors. The hope is that this will provide a platform for evidence-based policy making and the monitoring of youth development across the Pacific region. It is further hoped that the data obtained and analyzed will help make a better case for investing in young people, including the identification of priorities for resource allocation.

 

SOPY Report is a product of collaborative work by the members of the UN Pacific Regional Youth Theme Group (namely ILO, UNDP, UNESCO, UNFPA, UNICEF, UN Women, and WHO), the Pacific Community (SPC), the Pacific Youth Council (PYC), and the Commonwealth Secretariat.

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This report takes its inspiration from the United Nations Secretary-General’s Every Woman Every Child initiative, which calls for countries to do everything possible to protect the lives and futures of all women, children and adolescents. It uses a similar approach to the State of the World’s Midwifery (SoWMy) 2014 report, but focuses on  Papua New Guinea (PNG) and the 14 countries supported by the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) Pacific Sub-Regional Office (PSRO): Cook Islands, Federated States of Micronesia (FSM), Fiji, Kiribati, Republic of the Marshall Islands (RMI), Nauru, Niue, Palau, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tokelau, Tonga, Tuvalu and Vanuatu.

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KAILA! - Pacific Voice For Action On Agenda 2030

Strengthening Climate Change Resilience through
Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn, Child and Adolescent Health 

 

 

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In 1994 the international community reached an unprecedented global consensus on population issues during the International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD) in Cairo. The vision that was encapsulated in a 20-year Programme of Action was based on countries’ own experiences and shed new light on the relationships among population, development and individual well-being.
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The Kingdom of Tonga is the only constitutional monarchy in the Pacific and is spread over 700,000 square kilometres of the South Pacific Ocean and comprises of 171 islands, of which 40 are inhabited. It has five Administrative Divisions: Tongatapu (the main Island), Vava’u, Ha’apai, Eua and Ongo Niua. Tongatapu has a predominant share of 73% of the total population, followed by Vava’u 15%, Ha’apai 7%, ‘Eua 5%, and Ongo Niua 1%. Tonga is prone to natural disasters and recent ones included a tsunami that hit Niua Islands in September 2009 and the more recent category 5 cyclone Ian that hit the Ha’api Island group in January 2014. The population of Tonga is 103,036 (2011) and there is a high migration rate, with over 150,000 people living in New Zealand, Australia and The United States of America.

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With the conclusion of the International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD) Plan of Action in 2014, and the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) in 2015, the United Nations Population Fund, Pacific Sub-Regional Office (UNFPA – PSRO) has commissioned technical needs assessments for Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR) in a number of Pacific Island Countries and Territories in 2014-15

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In keeping with its commitment to rights-based development across all sectors, the Republic of Vanuatu (herewith referred to as Vanuatu) has successfully incorporated gender and rights into its national and provincial sexual and reproductive health (SRH) programs (inclusive of safe motherhood interventions, family planning and prevention and management of sexually transmitted infections – STIs – including HIV). 

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Solomon Islands (Solomons) is a sovereign country consisting of nearly 1,000 islands in Oceania lying to the east of Papua New Guinea and northwest of Vanuatu and covers a land area of 30, 407 square kilometres (11,000 square miles). Solomon Islands has 9 administrative provinces: Central Islands, Choiscul, Guadalcanal, Isabel, Makira, Malaita, Rennell and Bellona, Temotu and Western provinces. The country’s capital, Honiara, is located on the island of Guadalcanal.
 
 
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The tide of 10-year-olds This generation of 10-year-old girls and boys, the so-called SDG Generation, will play a critical role in achieving the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals for eliminating poverty, achieving inclusive economic growth, and improving health and well-being for all by 2030, when they will be young adults entering the labour force. This cohort will also be a measure of the success or failure of the Sustainable Development Goals: Will the 10-year-olds of today be healthier, free of extreme poverty, and full and equalparticipants in their communities and nations 15 years from now? The answer to that question will to a large extent determine not only progress towards the Sustainable Development Goals, but also the direction that humankind takes during the twenty-first century.

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The current multi-country programme for the UNFPA Pacific Sub-Regional office 2013-2017 covers 14Pacific Island Countries and Territories (PICTs). It is a component of the United Nations Development Assistance Framework (UNDAF) for the Pacific 2013-2017, and is designed to support national and regional priorities as identified in national and regional development frameworks, the Pacific Plan, and the Pacific national and regional Millennium Development Goal reports

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