Solomon Islands Youth Status Report 2018
The Solomon Islands Youth Status Report is a national report on youth participation in development and political processes. While the youth are a significant cohort of the population – seven out of 10 Solomon Islanders are under 30 years old – there are several obstacles to youth involvement in work and livelihoods, politics and decision-making.
This report details these challenges, provides examples of local ways of including the youth in decisions, and puts forward recommendations for government, development partners (including the UN agencies), community leaders and civil society organizations. It is the first such report to be developed in the past 20 years and comes at a critical time following the withdrawal of the Regional Assistance Mission to Solomon Islands in June 2017 and increased attention on progress in policing and peacebuilding. Its recommendations draw on the five pillars of UN Security Council Resolution 2250 on Youth, Peace and Security, which aims to encourage youth-inclusive development.