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Commonwealth Youth Ministers Meeting: Uganda 2017

The Commonwealth brings together government ministers, senior officials, young leaders, and youth workers from more than 50 countries for the 9th Commonwealth Youth Ministers Meeting in Kampala, Uganda, from 31 July to 4 August 2017.

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

Information for delegates:

Attendance at the summit is by invitation only. 

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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