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.
A Commonwealth prize recognising the most impactful innovations in sustainable development has been launched by the Secretary-General.
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.
Nearly two hundred frontline youth workers have boosted their skills and effectiveness with training from the Commonwealth Secretariat.
Young people can now apply for key positions to spearhead youth-led action on pressing global challenges across the Commonwealth.
Applications are open for eight young people to lead the charge in protecting and promoting human rights across the Commonwealth.
The Commonwealth Secretariat is supporting a Jamaican initiative to get young people in the Caribbean more involved in politics.
The year 2020 has been challenging for young people. The COVID-19 pandemic has created new threats and exacerbated existing challenges and barriers
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.
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.