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 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
Prime Minister Allen Chastanet and Secretary-General Patricia Scotland joined forces to inspire and support young people at the Caribbean Youth Conference in Saint Lucia this week.
Environmental concerns and climate change were uppermost on the minds of young delegates from 47 Commonwealth countries in London yesterday. It was the largest ever meeting of the General Assembly of the Commonwealth Youth Council.
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle spent an hour meeting young people from across the Commonwealth on the final day of the Youth Forum in London today.