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Transforming young lives: youth mainstreaming in development planning

3 August 2017

New policy guidance from the Commonwealth Secretariat will help governments to place young people’s needs and aspirations at the heart of national policy-making.

Commonwealth gold medalist hopes for a peaceful Kenya election

3 August 2017

Lameck Aguta is still a local hero, more than twenty years after taking a gold medal in the 1994 Commonwealth Games in Vancouver. For the elections in his home country of Kenya he is a ‘peace observer’ in his home region of Kajiado which lies to the south of the capital Nairobi.

Commonwealth observers arrive for ‘watershed’ election in Kenya

3 August 2017

Arrival statement for Kenya elections by Commonwealth Observer Group Chair.

President of Uganda opens 9th Commonwealth Youth Ministers Meeting

2 August 2017

“The young people of the Commonwealth are leading us to a future of ever greater aspiration, and even greater achievement.” These were the words of Commonwealth Secretary-General Patricia Scotland at the start of one of the world’s most eminent intergovernmental youth conferences.

Commonwealth Secretary-General to visit Zambia

2 August 2017

Secretary-General Patricia Scotland is scheduled to visit Lusaka from 7-10 August, where she will reaffirm the Commonwealth’s support to the people of Zambia in meetings with government officials and other stakeholders.

Commonwealth youth work education consortium launches with 16 universities

Release date 2 August 2017

Leading universities around the world are joining a Commonwealth initiative aimed to improve access to certified courses in youth work.

Only a third of countries have national youth work policies, study finds

Release date 31 July 2017

Governments should do more to support youth workers by promoting their professional recognition, education and training, according to a new report by the Commonwealth Secretariat.

Uganda’s PM and Secretary-General agree to support youth development

29 July 2017

Youth development topped the agenda as the Prime Minister of Uganda, Ruhakana Rugunda, met with Secretary-General Patricia Scotland in Kampala, ahead of next week’s 9th Commonwealth Youth Ministers Meeting.

Uganda welcomes Commonwealth governments for historic youth meeting

Release date 28 July 2017

Commonwealth governments, development partners, youth leaders and stakeholders are expected to make an historic commitment to invest in young people – every country’s greatest resource – at a major summit in Uganda this week.

Commonwealth to observe Kenya’s General Election

27 July 2017

Former President of Ghana, John Dramani Mahama, will lead a team of Commonwealth observers to the 2017 General Elections in Kenya, which take place on 8 August.

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