The nomination deadline has been extended for 9 youth leaders to represent the Commonwealth’s 1.4 billion young people on the Commonwealth Youth Council.
Have you got what it takes?
You will be given a platform to advance young people’s ideas, innovations and cutting-edge solutions to pressing global issues like:
The open positions are:
To be eligible for the Commonwealth Youth council you must:
Nominations must be in by 5 April 2020.
You need to be nominated by a national youth council or youth-led organisation.
If the coronavirus pandemic means you have problems getting the documents you need to apply, we will accept your application on the basis that you will provide documentation when you can.
Shortlisted candidates will start campaigning from 17 April 2020.
You must be able to attend the Commonwealth Youth Forum (CYF) in Kigali, Rwanda, 20 to 23 June 2020, where elections will take place.
Head of the Commonwealth's Social Policy Division, Layne Robinson, said: “Filling these positions is critical for the empowerment of young people all over the Commonwealth. That is why we are extending our application deadline to April 5th, in light of the coronavirus pandemic that has brought the world to crisis point and may be affecting those who would like to apply.”
He said: “Being a youth leader at this pivotal time is a great responsibility that requires hard work and commitment. But we know that there is an abundance of talent and unstoppable determination within our youth population. We look forward to hearing from you!”.
Commonwealth Secretary-General Patricia Scotland said: “The Commonwealth Youth Council draws together talent from all our regions, and provides a forum to focus and amplify the voices of young people.
“Its representatives combine ambition with action, and enable the needs and expectations of youth in our member countries to be heard.
“This helps equip the Commonwealth to tackle pressing social, economic and political issues, and alerts us to emerging global trends so that we can prepare collectively to deliver a common future that is fairer and safer for all.”