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National Youth Parliament



Date and Venue

The Mauritius National Assembly is launching the National Youth Parliament, the first edition of which, will be held over a 2-days’ session, namely, on Thursday 02 and Friday 03 August 2018 in the Chamber of the National Assembly.


Aims and objectives

The aims and objectives of the National Youth Parliament are for young citizens –
to be provided wita platform to discuss issues of national and international importance in a parliamentary set up with a view to strengthening democracy;
to be provided with a better understanding of the functions and operations of the legislature with regard to the Constitution, Standing Orders and Rules of the National Assembly, parliamentary traditions, conventions and practice;
to develop an interest and understanding of parliamentary history, etiquette and procedure;
to develop their public speaking, presentation, leadership and decision-making skills; and
to enhance their ability to network with fellow citizens for the achievement of common goals.

What are expected from participants?

It is of paramount importance that each applicant who wishes to participate understands what is expected of him/her, and that he/she be willing to commit to the said expectations which are as follows –
to attend all meetings and trainings organized with the tutors and the different teams in connection with the preparation for the session;
to respect each other and the opinions of fellow participants; and
to understand that the National Youth Parliament is apolitical. ​