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.

‘Work with us,’ young leaders urge leaders following London meeting Youth participants at Commonwealth Futures meeting

5 December 2019

Young people have asked Commonwealth leaders to work with them in developing innovative solutions to the world’s most pressing challenges.

Commonwealth young champion named among Time 100 leaders of tomorrow Commonwealth Young Person of the Year, Oluwaseun Ayodeji Osowobi, at award ceremony

13 November 2019

Time magazine has named Commonwealth Young Person of the Year Oluwaseun Ayodeji Osowobi among its 100 world rising stars who are shaping the future.

Month-long special effort to help young people in Africa Group photo at Commonwealth Senior Youth Officials Meeting

4 November 2019

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.

Commonwealth needs ‘transformational’ young people, says Secretary-General Commonwealth Secretary-General Patricia Scotland speaking at the Commonwealth Youth Senior Officials Meeting in Ghana

1 November 2019

The Secretary-General has called for “transformational leadership” in youth development across Africa and the Commonwealth.

Less than one week remaining for 2020 Commonwealth Youth Awards entries The 2019 Commonwealth Youth Award winners

31 October 2019

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.