Ministers pledge to mainstream youth priorities and address gap in financing

4 August 2017

Commonwealth governments have pledged to redouble efforts to “bridge the gap” in financing young people’s development, at the 9th Commonwealth Youth Ministers Meeting in Kampala.

Young leaders put forward innovative solutions to fund youth development

4 August 2017

A deficit in public spending on young people’s development should be plugged by new and innovative forms of financing including the promotion of social entrepreneurship, according to Commonwealth youth leaders.

Transforming young lives: youth mainstreaming in development planning

3 August 2017

New policy guidance from the Commonwealth Secretariat will help governments to place young people’s needs and aspirations at the heart of national policy-making.

President of Uganda opens 9th Commonwealth Youth Ministers Meeting

2 August 2017

“The young people of the Commonwealth are leading us to a future of ever greater aspiration, and even greater achievement.” These were the words of Commonwealth Secretary-General Patricia Scotland at the start of one of the world’s most eminent intergovernmental youth conferences.

Commonwealth youth work education consortium launches with 16 universities

2 August 2017

Leading universities around the world are joining a Commonwealth initiative aimed to improve access to certified courses in youth work.

Only a third of countries have national youth work policies, study finds

31 July 2017

Governments should do more to support youth workers by promoting their professional recognition, education and training, according to a new report by the Commonwealth Secretariat.

Uganda welcomes Commonwealth governments for historic youth meeting

28 July 2017

Commonwealth governments, development partners, youth leaders and stakeholders are expected to make an historic commitment to invest in young people – every country’s greatest resource – at a major summit in Uganda this week.

Commonwealth women’s mentorship scheme launches in Caribbean

25 July 2017

A new Commonwealth initiative to empower young women leaders has been marked with a regional launch in the Caribbean.

Bahamas gospel choir rocks Commonwealth London headquarters

18 July 2017

Commonwealth high commissioners and staff were recently treated to a powerful performance from the multi-award winning Bahamas gospel group, Shaback.

Commonwealth Youth Games: “Brightest and the best who’ll kick it out of the park”

18 July 2017

In a matter of hours, 1000 athletes and officials will be at the Thomas A Robinson Stadium, in the Queen Elizabeth Sports Centre in The Bahamian capital Nassau, to witness a once in a life-time event.

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