The National Parliament and the Ministry of Women, Youth, Children and Family Affairs have proposed to host the Melanesian Youth Parliament in Honiara next year.
Speaker of Parliament Ajilon Jasper Nasiu made the announcement when he welcomed the 50 participants of the 2016 National Youth Parliament in Honiara this week.
He says 20 youth parliamentarians will be selected from the current Youth Parliament to represent Solomon Islands in the 2017 Melanesian Youth Parliament.
“And from this Youth Parliament, a separate selection panel will select 20 youth parliamentarians, 10 boys and 10 girls to represent the Solomon Islands in next year’s Melanesian Youth Parliament.”
The Speaker of Parliament appeals to all youth parliamentarians participating in the current youth parliament to perform to their best in order to represent the country in the Melanesian Youth Parliament next year.