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Senior government ministers and other senior government officials attending the 10th Commonwealth Youth Ministers Meeting (10CYMM) got a feel of the impactful work some UK organisations are doing to support young people in London. The UK’s National Youth Agency facilitated visits to four innovative youth work projects to showcase different approaches to common challenges.
Read news - Youth ministers view UK projects designed to support and empower young people
The 10th Commonwealth Youth Ministers Meeting (CYMM) opened in London today, bringing together Government ministers, senior government officials, education stakeholders and young leaders from across the Commonwealth to agree on policies and initiatives aimed at supporting and empowering young people across 56 member states.
Read news - Commonwealth ministers gather to advance initiatives to deliver more for young people
There is a critical need to focus on making progress on development for the over 1.8 billion young people in the world. The global Youth Development Index (YDI) and Report – a gift from the Commonwealth to the world – is a tool which helps us to monitor changes in the situation of young people; recognise their contributions to the world; and support them as we all pursue the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Through this website you will be able to explore the scores that 181 countries have received on the 2020 YDI based on progress made for youth 15 – 29 years old in 6 areas: education, employment and opportunity, health and well-being, equality and inclusion, political and civic participation and peace and security.