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Commonwealth launches young women’s mentorship programme

18 April 2019

A new scheme will empower young African women in Commonwealth countries by matching them with experienced professionals in their fields

Equipping young Asians to work against extremism

5 April 2019

Young people from Commonwealth countries in Asia have been learning how they can take action to prevent and counter violent extremism and build peace in their communities. Aspiring leaders and change-makers aged between 18 and 25 took part in a five-day workshop in Brickfield, Malaysia, to equip themselves with skills to help shape their communities in positive ways.

Pacific young leaders on the forefront of climate action

28 March 2019

Pacific youth leaders at the Global Biennial Conference on Small States in Samoa have called for solidarity among young people to urgently address climate change and halt the existential threat to future generations.

Winners of Commonwealth Youth Awards 2019 announced

13 March 2019

Four exceptional young people from India, Nigeria, the Solomon Islands and Saint Lucia have won prizes at the 2019 Commonwealth Youth Awards in recognition of their efforts to end hunger, sexual violence, sanitation issues and climate change. A ceremony was held today at the Commonwealth’s headquarters in London, where winners shared a £12,000 grant for their innovative projects.

Nigerian woman named Commonwealth Young Person of the Year for abuse support programme

13 March 2019

A young Nigerian woman who is helping thousands of sexual and domestic abuse victims, has been named Commonwealth Young Person of the Year. Twenty-eight-year-old Oluwaseun Ayodeji Osowobi, from Lagos, was presented with the award by Commonwealth Secretary-General Patricia Scotland at Marlborough House.

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.

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