Young Jamaican’s invention could help tackle the spread of viruses like COVID-19 Rayvon Stewart, young Jamaican inventor

31 March 2020

Five years ago more than 40 babies born in Jamaican hospitals became infected with lethal bacteria - half of them died. The situation caught the attention of Jamaican technology student Rayvon Stewart who set about finding a way to curb the spread of harmful germs.

Your chance to join the Commonwealth Youth Council Elected executive members of the 2018-2020 Commonwealth Youth Council at The Commonwealth Youth Forum 2018 in London

19 March 2020

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?

Young leaders from Canada, Fiji, Pakistan and Uganda win Commonwealth Youth Awards 2020 4 regional winners of the Commonwealth Youth Awards 2020

11 March 2020

Four outstanding young people have won Commonwealth Youth Awards for innovative projects that are delivering sustainable development in their countries.

Anthony Joshua, Alexandra Burke and Craig David performed at Commonwealth Day service Heavyweight boxing champion Anthony Joshua gives a reflection at the Commonwealth Day Service

9 March 2020

Some of the Commonwealth’s top entertainers and sporting stars joined Queen Elizabeth and other members of the Royal Family at a multi-faith service to celebrate Commonwealth Day.

Apply to attend the Commonwealth Youth Forum in Rwanda Announcement of Commonwealth Youth Forum in Kigali, Rwanda

27 February 2020

Young people can now apply to attend the Commonwealth Youth Forum in Rwanda this June. The forum will take place in Kigali from 20 to 23 June 2020.

16 finalists announced for the Commonwealth Youth Awards 2020 Commonwealth Youth Award on table

18 February 2020

Sixteen extraordinary individuals including innovators, activists and entrepreneurs from 12 countries have been shortlisted for this year’s Commonwealth Youth Awards.

School in Malaysia honours Secretary-General with theatre naming

12 February 2020

A Malaysian school which launched a scholarship programme for students from Commonwealth countries and aspires to be a centre for music and dramatic arts, has named its new state-of-the-art auditorium in honour of the Commonwealth Secretary-General.

Young people hold the key to a peaceful Commonwealth, Secretary-General tells faith seminar Commonwealth Secretary-General as guest of honour at a Faith in the Commonwealth seminar in Malaysia

10 February 2020

Commonwealth Secretary-General Patricia Scotland spoke as guest of honour at a Faith in the Commonwealth seminar at the Institute of Islamic Thought and Civilization in Kuala Lumpur.

Commonwealth Secretary-General visits Uttar Pradesh Commonwealth Secretary-General Patricia Scotland with a group of people at a school with children in India

20 January 2020

On her visit to India, the Commonwealth Secretary-General travelled to the city of Gorakhpur in India’s most populous state, Uttar Pradesh. She took part in the launch of the Out of School Children Project, and attended the country’s first ever Sustainable Development Goals Choupal.

Young people: We are unheard in global fight against extremism

18 December 2019

Young people have said their efforts to stem extremism and build peace remain largely overlooked at the national and global levels.

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