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Commonwealth to help Ghana develop a new youth policy

15 February 2019

The Commonwealth will help Ghana develop a new evidence-based national youth policy. The initiative will empower the country’s youth population to reach its full potential and contribute meaningfully to national development.

2019 Commonwealth Youth Awards Finalists Announced

8 February 2019

Entrepreneurs, innovators and social activists are among the 16 high-achieving contenders shortlisted for this year's Commonwealth Youth Awards. It's the thirtieth year of the Awards, which recognise and celebrate the achievements of people aged 15 to 29 whose innovative projects are making a significant contribution to their communities and driving change in the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals.

Secretary-General: Youth employment critical to sustainable development

22 January 2019

Commonwealth Secretary-General Patricia Scotland has stressed the need for a “systems approach” to tackle the pressing issue of youth unemployment, in accordance with the position agreed by leaders at 2018 Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting in London.

Young people the “hope and real deal” at COP24

20 December 2018

The Commonwealth Secretary-General described young people as the “hope and win” at the COP24 climate change negotiations that concluded earlier in December.

Commonwealth workshop amplifies young Pacific voices

30 November 2018

Pacific Regional Youth Leaders gathered in Fiji to explore new strategies to strengthen youth engagement in tackling issues such as unemployment, inequality and education disparity.

Youth work: crucial for empowering young people

20 November 2018

It was a true expression of the rich diversity and colour of the Commonwealth when youth workers from 27 countries met in Malta to mark Youth Work Week 2018.

Delegates pledge to professionalise youth work

9 November 2018

Senior officials, academics and youth workers at the third Commonwealth Conference on Youth Work have committed to a “renewed spirit” in their efforts to obtain professional recognition and status for youth workers.

Ministerial taskforce endorses action plan to drive youth development

7 November 2018

The Commonwealth Youth Ministerial Taskforce has endorsed key initiatives to create jobs for young people and prioritise youth in national development plans.

Summit to bolster youth work

5 November 2018

Malta’s capital will be transformed into a hub for youth empowerment when it hosts two Commonwealth events during Youth Work Week.

Commonwealth Secretary-General calls for youth to drive green and blue growth

26 October 2018

Commonwealth Secretary-General Patricia Scotland has launched a new toolkit, designed to help governments boost green and blue growth through youth entrepreneurship.

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