The Commonwealth’s 53 member countries have a combined population of more than 2 billion, of which more than 60% are under 30 years of age.
The Commonwealth Secretariat sees young people aged 15-29 years-old as assets to a country’s development who should be empowered to realise their potential.
Young people have a proven capability to lead change, and are a vital and valuable investment for now and the future.
The Commonwealth Secretariat’s youth development work is delivered through the Commonwealth Youth Programme, which has been supporting member countries for over 40 years.
Engaging and recognising young people
Supporting member governments
Professionalising youth work
Abuzz with impassioned conversations, a breakfast session this morning at the Fourth Global Biennial Conference on Small States heard from young people about their perspectives on development challenges.
Young leaders from around the Commonwealth who are temporarily based in the UK for study or work are to be connected and engaged by ‘CommonTies’, a new initiative launched by the Commonwealth Secretariat today.
Sport experts and evaluation specialists from across the Commonwealth met this week at Marlborough House, the headquarters of the Commonwealth Secretariat.
Sport has a role to play in advancing national development, policy leaders, academics and sportspeople concluded during a Commonwealth event marking International Day of Sport for Development and Peace on 6 April.