A REGIONAL PACIFIC YOUTH SEMINAR ON YOUTH VISION FOR A CORRUPTION-RESILIENT 2050 BLUE PACIFIC
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The United Nations Convention Against Corruption (UNCAC) is a landmark international anti-corruption treaty that was adopted by the UN General Assembly in 2003, which in its subsequent twenty years has represented a global response in the stern battle against corruption. In the context of the Pacific region, youths have recognized corruption as the largest hinderance to sustainable development, good governance and peace and security. These prompted the forging of the Youth Vision for a Corruption- Resilient 2050 Blue Pacific, which was endorsed by Pacific youths during the Pacific Youth Summit 2022 led by the University of South Pacific Students’ Association (USPSA) and supported by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).
Objectives & Expected Outcomes
To commemorate 20 years of UNCAC’s existence and building on the anti-corruption youth movement in the Pacific, USPSA, in continued partnership with UNDP Pacific Office in Fiji with the funding from the Government of the United Kingdom, will host a Regional Youth Anti-Corruption Seminar.
This event aims to bring together Pacific youth leaders and change makers to continue the dialogue and unpack the Youth Vision for a Corruption-Resilient 2050 Blue Pacific. This half-day event is dedicated to these change makers and future leaders to exchange ideas on ways in which the Youth Vision could be taken forward and achieved by 2050. By the conclusion of this event, participants are expected to be fully aware of the seriousness of corruption related issues hindering sustainable development in our blue Pacific across all spheres of development and come up with specific proposals on taking the Youth Vision forward with concrete actions and steps anchored on partnerships and sustained policy dialogue with the Council of Regional Organisations in the Pacific (CROP) agencies, including the Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat (PIFS) and the Pacific Community (SPC). The event aims to unite these future leaders who will see through the success of the youth vision and as agents of change who will continue building a safe, secure and peaceful Blue Pacific.
The discussions will inform the work of the Youth Advisory Board on Governance being established by USPSA in partnership with PIFS as well as the upcoming regional Pacific youth anti-corruption conference intended to take the Pacific Youth Anti-Corruption Vision forward together with the regional Pacific leaders, while spotlighting critical issues that need to be prioritized.
The event is supported under the UNDP project, Strengthening Anti-Corruption, Transparency and Accountability in Pacific Islands Countries (Pacific Anti-Corruption Project) funded by the UK Government.