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YPLC 2006

Young Pacific Leaders Conference 2006

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Fakaalofa lahi atu, Kia ora, Kia orana, Malo e lelei, Ni sa bula, Taloha ni, Talofa lava, Halo olaketa & Greetings

The F.I.R.S.T. Foundation would like to warmly welcome you to the 2006 Young Pacific Leaders Conference being held in Wellington on Tuesday 24th and Wednesday 25th October 2006.

Within the space of one or two generations, the population of Pacific people in New Zealand has grown to over 200,000 and undergone a very rapid transformation from isolated agrarian, subsistence-level communities in the island Pacific to a predominantly urban, wage-based society not fully integrated into national life, with a significant proportion of its membership not fully connected to their ancestral roots, and with a sense of marginalisation from wider Pakeha-led society. That these social, economic and cultural issues will resolve themselves without planning and direct intervention is unlikely.

In bringing young Pacific leaders together, the conference will encourage the discussion of common issues facing them. Such discussions will not only promote understanding necessary to a solution, but also establish personal contacts between Pacific communities and in varied socio-economic circumstances. This is expected to facilitate cooperation towards future effective action. 

The proposed YPLC, by promoting leadership skills amongst young people and encouraging the inter-generational transfer of leadership skills, will by its very nature, address many of the issues associated with community capacity building, a major programme in the Government's pacific and ethnic affairs policies.

REGISTRATIONS are now open