The Commonwealth’s 52 member countries have a combined population of more than 2 billion, of which more than 60% are under 30 years of age.
The Commonwealth sees young people aged 15-29 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
A new federal youth policy in St Kitts and Nevis will give young people greater access to education, employment and entrepreneurship opportunities
Leading researchers and participants behind a new research project, ‘Sport for a Better World?’ look at the impact of sport as a tool for development and peace.
Nearly 100 students, young professionals and representatives from Commonwealth accredited organisations met in London last week to discuss how young people can contribute towards strengthening the Commonwealth’s reach in key areas.