Young people praise impact of Commonwealth virtual summit on countering violent extremism Young people marching for peace

17 August 2021

The positive effects of a Secretariat-organised summit aimed at Countering Violent Extremism (CVE) is being felt across the Commonwealth.

Nominations open for the 2022 Commonwealth Youth Awards Youth Award Trophies

12 August 2021

The process is now open to make nominations for the 2022 Commonwealth Youth Awards, which offer successful candidates international recognition and cash prizes. The aim of the awards is to celebrate the outstanding contributions by young people delivering development and progress in Commonwealth countries and communities towards achieving the Sustainable Development Goals.

New Global Youth Development Index shows improvement in the state of young people Woman smiling at her phone with he title of the report on the left side

9 August 2021

The 2020 Global Youth Development Index reveals that the conditions of young people have improved around the world by 3.1 per cent between 2010 and 2018, but the progress remains slow.

Opinion: We cannot sleepwalk into a learning crisis Secretary-General Patricia Scotland

2 August 2021

Covid-19 has been an earthquake along the already fraught fault lines of global education. The result has been a deep chasm into which the most vulnerable have fallen: 1.6 billion children were out of education at the height of school closures.

Opinion: Empowering young people for our new normal Secretary-General of Commonwealth, Patricia Scotland with Youth

20 July 2021

I cannot pretend to know or fully understand how it feels to be a young person in 2021.

The Commonwealth announces new prize at Nelson Mandela World Human Rights Moot Court Competition Nelson Mandela

1 July 2021

Today, Commonwealth Secretary-General Rt Hon Patricia Scotland QC announced the ‘Christof Heyns Memorial Commonwealth Prize’ during the 13th Nelson Mandela World Human Rights Moot Court Competition.

Blog: Rebuilding early childhood education systems post pandemic Children in africa in school

25 June 2021

In the early months of 2020, governments across the globe stood at their podiums to tell their populations that a new and dangerous communicable disease was forcing them to shut their borders and lockdown their communities.

Youth workers imagine ‘hopeful’ future after COVID-19 at Commonwealth café Screen shot of the participants

23 June 2021

Youth workers used the words “challenging”, “resilient” and “hopeful” to describe the future of their work after COVID-19 at a Virtual Commonwealth Café.

Ghana workshop raises benchmark for preventing and countering violent extremism virtual Faith in the Commonwealth workshop

14 June 2021

The Commonwealth's work to prevent and counter violent extremism in Africa has been bolstered by a pioneering online initiative.

Commonwealth ministers back strong youth agenda for Heads of Government meeting Secretary-General at  Commonwealth Youth Ministers Task Force meeting

6 May 2021

Youth ministers met on 9 April to agree priorities for young people at the upcoming Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) in Rwanda.

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