The development of the Cook Islands National Youth Policy 2021-2026 Te Mana o te Mapu, was the collaborative effort of representatives from the Cook Islands Government, Civil Society and the Pacific Community through its Human Rights and Social Development Programme.
To the members of the working group who have contributed and worked on this National Youth Policy, Meitaki Ma’ata.
To all past and present youth workers in the churches, government, schools, community youth groups, cultural groups and non-government organisations, your commitment is greatly appreciated and acknowledged. The support and care provided to our young people in the Cook Islands has significantly contributed to their development and growth. Thank you for the tireless work done for our youth.
The Ministry of Internal Affairs also acknowledges the input of all youth who were consulted, responded to the survey and rendered their services in the development and the launch of this Policy. May you all be encouraged to pursue the pathway of your choice with confidence.