Young people have said their efforts to stem extremism and build peace remain largely overlooked at the national and global levels.
Young people have asked Commonwealth leaders to work with them in developing innovative solutions to the world’s most pressing challenges.
Time magazine has named Commonwealth Young Person of the Year Oluwaseun Ayodeji Osowobi among its 100 world rising stars who are shaping the future.
African countries will spend this month giving special impetus to improving the lives of millions of young people. Beginning with Africa Youth Day on 1st November, the African Union member states, including the 19 Commonwealth countries, will focus on providing opportunities for young people in the areas of Education, Employment, Entrepreneurship and Engagement, known as the 4Es.
The Secretary-General has called for “transformational leadership” in youth development across Africa and the Commonwealth.
Young people wishing to apply for the 2020 Commonwealth Youth Awards have less than one week left to submit their entries. The Commonwealth Youth Awards for Excellence in Development Work are free to enter and recognise exceptional young people in the Commonwealth who are making a difference in their communities through development work.
Governments in Africa should step up financial support to young people, according to a policy brief co-launched in Ghana by the Commonwealth and Africa Union Commission (AUC).
Young people and senior Rwandan officials have kicked-off the countdown to the 12th Commonwealth Youth Forum.
The Secretary-General has urged young diplomats posted to London from across the world to pool their talent, knowledge and dynamism to help mitigate the effects of climate change.
Courage is the greatest measure of a leader and young people should not be afraid to “go against the flow” when acting on their convictions, the Commonwealth Secretary-General has said.