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
Government officials, youth development practitioners and youth leaders pledge to integrate evidence-based approaches into their youth development policies and programming.
Government officials and young entrepreneurs representing eight Commonwealth countries in Africa have committed to advancing youth entrepreneurship by developing cohesive national strategies and cross-sector cooperation.
Sports policy experts from across the Commonwealth have agreed on key principles to protect and promote the integrity of sport meeting at 2016 Annual Meeting of The Commonwealth Advisory Body on Sport in London.