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Pacific youth voices to be heard on poverty, disease and illiteracy

Pacific youth voices to be heard on poverty, disease and illiteracy

Updated 9 May 2012, 10:58 AEST

Youth from around the Pacific are set to debate how their islands should be developed post-2015 when the UN Millennium Development Goals end.

The Millennium Development goals aim to free the world from extreme poverty, diseases and illiteracy, but they've had varying degrees of success since they were introduced in 2000.

The Pacific Youth Council, UNDP and the University of the South Pacific, have organsied a series of debates amongst university students to discuss Pacific Perspectives on the Development Agenda after 2015.

Presenter: Geraldine Coutts

Speakers:T arusila Bradburgh, co-ordinator, Pacific Youth Council; Toily Kurbanov, Deputy Representative, Asia Pacific Bureau, UNDP

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Geraldine Coutts

Geraldine Coutts

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Geraldine is a respected voice on issues in the Pacific and is the presenter of our morning Pacific Beat  program.

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