The United National International Youth Day will be held this Wednesday 12th August and this year’s theme is Youth Civic Engagement. This is a main goal of the UN system wide action plan on youth (Youth-SWAP) and it seeks to promote young people’s effective inclusive civic, engagement at all levels. Although no event has been organised for the Cook Islands to commemorate this day the Youth Division within the Ministry of Internal Affairs is getting behind the #youthpower campaign via social media and is encouraging all young people to support this campaign by:
1. Stand proud, strike your #YouthPower pose and catch it on your camera!
2. Post it on social media using #YouthPower.
3. Tag your friends and get them to share their poses. #YouthPower is stronger together.
A number of Pacific Islanders have already started the #Youthpower journey, and the Cook Islands should join in, to help commemorate this year’s International Youth Day.
In other youth news, the Ministry of Internal Affairs will is supporting the Cook Islands National Youth Council (CINYC) youth conference to be held 6th – 8th October this year. The program for the event has yet to be finalised.
And the Ministry of Internal Affairs would like to congratulate Regina Potini of Aitutaki who has been elected as CIP Director of Youth for the Pa Enua. We look forward to meeting with you.