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Commonwealth Youth Ministers Meeting

Resourcing and Financing Youth Development: Empowering Young People

The Commonwealth brings together government ministers, senior officials, young leaders, and youth workers from across the globe for the 9th Commonwealth Youth Ministers Meeting in Kampala, Uganda, from 31 July to 4 August 2017. The theme of the meeting is Resourcing and Financing Youth Development: Empowering Young People.

The high-level summit, held every four years, comes as the world’s youth population reaches a record 1.8 billion people aged 15 to 29. Today the youth sector stands at a crossroads, with pressure on governments to do more for their young citizens with fewer resources, and growing aspirations by young people to contribute to their societies.

The 9th Commonwealth Youth Ministers Meeting (CYMM) will enable government ministers and senior officials to share good practices, debate emerging issues, take stock of pioneering Commonwealth initiatives and forge new partnerships for resourcing youth development. Ministers will also engage directly with young leaders and youth sector stakeholders to ensure multiple perspectives are included in decision making.

Attendance at the ministerial summit is by invitation only. 

Stakeholder Forum

Join us for the Stakeholder Forum of the Commonwealth Youth Ministers Meeting on the same theme.

The Forum is intended to be a space for dialogue and resolutions on optimal resourcing for youth development by non-governmental stakeholders in civil society, the private sector and academic institutions. The Forum participants will propose recommendations to the main ministerial meeting on the key themes.

You may apply to attend, or respond to the Call for Papers

Information for media

Media seeking to receive press releases and attend press briefings must be accredited. Information on the accreditation process will be announced in due course.

Media enquiries should be addressed to:

Mr. Will Henley
Communications Officer
Commonwealth Secretariat                            
Tel: +44 20 7747 6379
Mobile: +44 79 1867 7759
Email: w.henley@commonwealth.int

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