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OPINION: Young people must play a role in political leadership and decision-making Secretary-General Patricia Scotland

6 November 2020

Young people around the world are waking up to a growing list of new and harsh realities. Trapped in the shadow of a relentless pandemic, many are being robbed of the usual opportunities of youth and denied even the chance to socialise with friends and family.

Secretary-General opens innovation awards for sustainable development Secretary-General Innovation Awards banner

5 November 2020

A Commonwealth prize recognising the most impactful innovations in sustainable development has been launched by the Secretary-General.

Commonwealth’s ambitions for supporting youth work sector Secretary-General of the Commonwealth speaking with youth leaders

2 November 2020

In Commonwealth Youth Work Week each year we acknowledge and accord due recognition the critical role of youth workers, and re-emphasise collective Commonwealth commitment to working alongside young people through government and other agencies on action to advance youth inclusion and empowerment.

Caribbean youth workers laud support from ‘eye-opening’ Commonwealth training youth workers Caribbean region

14 October 2020

Nearly two hundred frontline youth workers have boosted their skills and effectiveness with training from the Commonwealth Secretariat. 

Applications open for youth to lead action on global challenges across Commonwealth Youth speaking at a conference

25 September 2020

Young people can now apply for key positions to spearhead youth-led action on pressing global challenges across the Commonwealth.

Applications open for Commonwealth youth to lead on human rights and democracy Four women smiling at the Camera

19 August 2020

Applications are open for eight young people to lead the charge in protecting and promoting human rights across the Commonwealth.

Political calling for young people in the Caribbean politics and youth webinar speakers

14 August 2020

The Commonwealth Secretariat is supporting a Jamaican initiative to get young people in the Caribbean more involved in politics.

The Commonwealth’s vision for youth engagement Commonwealth Secretary-General Patricia Scotland with girls smiling

12 August 2020

The year 2020 has been challenging for young people. The COVID-19 pandemic has created new threats and exacerbated existing challenges and barriers

Commonwealth Youth Awards 2021 open for entries Commonwealth Secretary-General Patricia Scotland with the 2020 Young Person of the Year, Galabuzi Brian Kakembo of the Year, Brian

12 August 2020

Exceptional young people can now submit entries for the 2021 Commonwealth youth awards to win prestigious titles and cash grants. The awards recognise and reward young people whose work has made a major impact on people and communities in their country.

Ministers welcome Commonwealth interventions to rebuild hard-hit sport sector Commonwealth Secretary-General speaking at virtual forum

27 July 2020

Commonwealth collaboration is vital to the recovery of the sport sector which has suffered a crushing blow from essential measures to stem the spread of COVID-19.