Today, citizens under 30 years old comprise 60 per cent of the Commonwealth’s population - a proportion that is ten per cent higher than the global average. These young people face significant health challenges and are disproportionately affected by rapidly growing rates of non-communicable diseases, neglected tropical diseases and the burden of out-of-pocket payments.
To mark World Oceans Day, Head of Oceans and Natural Resources Nicholas Hardman-Mountford shares how the Blue Charter can help spur lasting global change towards sustainable ocean governance.
A blog by Heather Cover-Kus, Technical Research Officer - Economic Policy and Small States, at the Commonwealth Secretariat
A blog by Elena Tsalanidis, Programme Assistant, Cyber Capability at the Commonwealth
Climate change affects women more profoundly than men. Often, women bear the brunt of extreme weather events because they lack economic, political and legal power, especially in developing countries.