Youth Parliament

Nauru Youth Parliament hosts inaugural sitting

They hosted their first every parliament sitting, last week.

A statement issued by the government said the inaugural session was opened by Speaker of Parliament Marcus Stephen.

“The NYP is an initiative that aims to empower aspiring young leaders in Nauru, to help build their understanding of the nation’s democratic institutions and enhance public engagement between the Parliament and the broader public.”

“The members aged 18-25 have a keen interest in the mechanics of parliament and desire a platform to voice their concerns for the youth.”

Youth parliament to give young Pasifika people political insight

The Pacific Youth Leadership and Transformation Council (PYLAT) is inviting people to apply to take part in the simulation.

They will be trained up to act as MPs and lobbyists over three days in April.

The group's chair Josiah Tualamali'i said the aim was to give young Pasifika insight into how decisions are made in New Zealand.

He said they also needed to know who to turn to when they want something to happen or have ideas to feed into decision making.

Mr Tualamali'i said the event held particular importance in an election year.