Environmental concerns and climate change were uppermost on the minds of young delegates from 47 Commonwealth countries in London yesterday. It was the largest ever meeting of the General Assembly of the Commonwealth Youth Council.
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle spent an hour meeting young people from across the Commonwealth on the final day of the Youth Forum in London today.
A range of outstanding young people aged 15-29 have been honoured with Commonwealth Youth Awards at the Youth Forum of the Commonwealth Summit. The awards recognise young people whose innovative projects have had a significant impact on their communities.
“Together we can achieve so much more” Singapore’s Kishva Ambigapathy, Chair of the Commonwealth Youth Council, told attendees on the opening morning of a CHOGM forum.
When Prince Harry officially opened the Commonwealth Youth Forum this morning, it marked the start of his new role. Queen Elizabeth II, Head of the Commonwealth, has appointed him a Commonwealth Youth Ambassador. The newly-appointed Ambassador addressed a packed room of delegates and told attendees that he was excited to be part of the event.
Hundreds of women and men joined forces at the opening of the Women’s Forum this morning to demand action on women’s rights ahead of the Commonwealth’s leaders’ summit.
The next generation of the Commonwealth will be centre stage during a major summit next week.
Trinidad and Tobago has hosted the second Faith in the Commonwealth Youth Training of Trainers workshop, uniting passionate young leaders across the Caribbean in the pursuit of building more cohesive communities.
The Commonwealth Roadshows are underway and have been taking place around the UK. These events, which have so far been held in London and Glasgow, run throughout 2018 and are an opportunity for young people to come together to engage in meaningful debate about the challenges and opportunities facing their Commonwealth.
During March and April, the Commonwealth kicks off a series of roadshows to support more young people into work. These are being produced in partnership with Elevation Networks, a youth employment charity which focuses on social action and community engagement initiatives.