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Pacific islands commit to policies that promote youth entrepreneurship

26 April 2017

The governments of eight Commonwealth island countries in the Pacific have resolved to implement policies that will enable more young people to become entrepreneurs and job creators rather than job seekers.

Blog: What are the modern tools of democracy?

13 April 2017

Yvonne Apea Mensah, Adviser and Head of Africa at the Commonwealth Secretariat, argues that modern ways of delivering democracy must be based on a solid foundation.

Commonwealth Youth Games: The Bahamas will be ‘capital of the Commonwealth’, says high commissioner

12 April 2017

The final hundred-day countdown for the first Commonwealth Youth Games to be held in the Caribbean has begun.

Podcast: Debate on corruption in elite sport and its impact on development

7 April 2017

Corruption in elite sport undermines grassroots efforts to transform lives and livelihoods, argued experts during the Second Commonwealth Debate on Sport and Sustainable Development.

I Am Able: the Commonwealth youth campaign for disability rights

23 March 2017

The Commonwealth Youth Council has launched a campaign to support the rights of disabled young people.

Peace in the home: ‘Why do we turn a blind eye to domestic violence?’

7 March 2017

As the Commonwealth launches the Peace in the Home: Ending domestic violence together initiative, we look back on some of the best articles from young Commonwealth Correspondents on gender equality and tackling violence and discrimination.

Youth development index offers guide for data-driven policy-makers

20 February 2017

The Commonwealth Secretariat’s Youth Development Index ranks 183 countries according to the prospects of young people in employment, education, health, civic and political spheres.

Commonwealth Class: Schoolchildren read aloud their winning short stories

6 February 2017

Schoolchildren named as winners in the Commonwealth Class Writing Competition have recorded their short stories in audio form.

The Commonwealth’s Young Professionals Programme

27 January 2017

The Commonwealth Secretariat’s Young Professionals Programme has enabled the best and the brightest young graduates to contribute to international development and build their skills and experience.

Youth Council leader becomes youngest Trinidad and Tobago senator

18 January 2017

A leading member of the Commonwealth Youth Council has become the youngest ever senator in Trinidad and Tobago’s history.