Minister Roy Suryo emphasises key challenges for Indonesia’s youth

Roy Suryo youth forum diasporaIndonesia’s Youth and Sports Minister, Roy Suryo, made a keynote speech in Jakarta at the recent Indonesian Diaspora Youth Forum, in which he spoke on the theme, ‘Youth Strategy: Challenges and Opportunities Towards 21st Century’. The Minister said that the two biggest challenges facing young people in Indonesia are business and information technology. The Minister also expressed his confidence in the abilities of Indonesia’s youth to face these challenges. The event was attended by Indonesian young people and students who have been educated in over 30 countries.

According to the UNFPA, Indonesia’s more than 63 million young people aged 20 years and under lack access to information and participation in decision-making that affects their lives. The Government of Indonesia and UNFPA plan to host a National Youth Seminar in November 2013 to develop the National Youth Strategy 2015-2019.

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Nicholas Goodwin

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