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Young people must be at the heart of government plans for the future

6 June 2018

Young people must be at the heart of government plans for the future, the Commonwealth Secretariat has said at a UN meeting.

Supporting youth-led climate activism

21 May 2018

Karuna Rana is from Mauritius, an island state in the Indian Ocean. It is one of the Commonwealth’s small and vulnerable members. Ms Rana and other young people from those countries understand better than anyone else on earth, the threat of global warming.

Secretary-General urges youth to ‘dream big’

30 April 2018

Prime Minister Allen Chastanet and Secretary-General Patricia Scotland joined forces to inspire and support young people at the Caribbean Youth Conference in Saint Lucia this week.

Environment dominates agenda at Commonwealth Youth Council

19 April 2018

Environmental concerns and climate change were uppermost on the minds of young delegates from 47 Commonwealth countries in London yesterday. It was the largest ever meeting of the General Assembly of the Commonwealth Youth Council.

HRH Prince Harry and Meghan Markle meet youth delegates

18 April 2018

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle spent an hour meeting young people from across the Commonwealth on the final day of the Youth Forum in London today.

Exceptional young people recognised for their contribution to development work

18 April 2018

A range of outstanding young people aged 15-29 have been honoured with Commonwealth Youth Awards at the Youth Forum of the Commonwealth Summit.  The awards recognise young people whose innovative projects have had a significant impact on their communities.

Outgoing Youth Council Chair’s comments set the tone on opening day of Forum

16 April 2018

“Together we can achieve so much more” Singapore’s Kishva Ambigapathy, Chair of the Commonwealth Youth Council, told attendees on the opening morning of a CHOGM forum.

Royal appointment kicks off Commonwealth Youth Forum

16 April 2018

When Prince Harry officially opened the Commonwealth Youth Forum this morning, it marked the start of his new role. Queen Elizabeth II, Head of the Commonwealth, has appointed him a Commonwealth Youth Ambassador. The newly-appointed Ambassador addressed a packed room of delegates and told attendees that he was excited to be part of the event.

Women’s Forum opens with call for stronger gender equality policies

16 April 2018

Hundreds of women and men joined forces at the opening of the Women’s Forum this morning to demand action on women’s rights ahead of the Commonwealth’s leaders’ summit.  

Youth Forum to discuss plans for more than one billion Commonwealth citizens

13 April 2018

The next generation of the Commonwealth will be centre stage during a major summit next week.