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Commonwealth highlights students’ contribution to transforming education on International Youth Day 2019 Man teaching a group of students in a school

13 August 2019

The Commonwealth has developed a new education programme to strengthen learning systems in member countries.

Commonwealth pushes for stronger partnerships to strengthen rights of young people with disabilities Group of Commonwealth Youth with Disabilities meeting at Marlborough House

12 August 2019

The Commonwealth Children and Youth Disability Network has convened its first strategic meeting in London, following its official launch during Commonwealth Week earlier this year.

Youth-led taskforce sets scene for Youth Forum 2020 The Commonwealth Youth Task Force meeting for the Heads of Government Meeting in Rwanda 2020

2 August 2019

A youth-led taskforce has met in Kigali to lay the foundations of the 12th Commonwealth Youth Forum which takes place in Rwanda next year in the margins of the biennial Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting.

High level officials complete inaugural executive course on youth policy Group shot with youth ministers

17 July 2019

A post-graduate executive course in strategic leadership and management has been successfully completed by ministers and senior policy-makers in the youth sector.

Breaking barriers to girls’ education crucial to sustainable development Panellists on the Commonwealth Human Rights Unit panel discussion on girls education

12 July 2019

Inequality, child marriage and social and cultural norms are just some of the barriers that girls face in their pursuit of education.

The Duke of Sussex promotes youth agenda at Commonwealth policy roundtable The Duke of Sussex, Secretary-General Patricia Scotland and youth development ministers and senior officials in Commonwealth countries

11 July 2019

The Duke of Sussex, who was last year appointed to be Commonwealth Youth Ambassador, today joined a policy dialogue at Commonwealth headquarters, focused on the implementation of youth policy in the 53 countries of the Commonwealth.

Ministers welcome ‘timely’ intervention to assist St Kitts and Nevis in developing community dialogues Speakers at a Commonwealth event

26 June 2019

Ministers have welcomed the Commonwealth’s “timely” intervention to assist St Kitts and Nevis in developing community dialogues as part of the Government’s “holistic approach to crime reduction”.

Young Asian entrepreneurs need ‘decisive’ policy to flourish Commonwealth workshop delegate speaking to the other people on her table

25 June 2019

Business leaders say entrepreneurship must be the backbone of future policy solutions if Asia’s youth boom is to bring collective benefits to the region.

Commonwealth Africa Innovation Ecosystem kicks off with Seychelles workshop Commonwealth Secretary-General Scotland speaking at the Seychelles workshop

25 June 2019

An innovation workshop in the Seychelles is spurring the transformation of the Commonwealth into a more connected network of countries ready to meet the challenges of the 21st Century.

Duke of Sussex presents innovation awards at Commonwealth 70th anniversary garden party Duke of Sussex speaking to attendees at Commonwealth 70th anniversary garden party

14 June 2019

The Duke of Sussex has today presented special prizes to innovators in international development at a garden party celebrating the Commonwealth’s 70th anniversary.

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