‘All eyes will be on Uganda’ says minister ahead of 2017 youth meeting

19 May 2017

The Commonwealth Youth Ministers Meeting to be hosted by the Government of Uganda will “set the pace for the development of young people.”

Commonwealth Secretary-General Patricia Scotland’s mission to Southern Africa

4 May 2017

It is a great pleasure to have been able to come to Lesotho and Malawi for my first significant visit to Southern Africa. Malawi has been an extraordinary opportunity for us to look and see what we’re doing in relation to ending early marriage, and also what we are doing to attack anti-corruption.

Pacific islands commit to policies that promote youth entrepreneurship

26 April 2017

The governments of eight Commonwealth island countries in the Pacific have resolved to implement policies that will enable more young people to become entrepreneurs and job creators rather than job seekers.

Blog: What are the modern tools of democracy?

13 April 2017

Yvonne Apea Mensah, Adviser and Head of Africa at the Commonwealth Secretariat, argues that modern ways of delivering democracy must be based on a solid foundation.

Commonwealth Youth Games: The Bahamas will be ‘capital of the Commonwealth’, says high commissioner

12 April 2017

The final hundred-day countdown for the first Commonwealth Youth Games to be held in the Caribbean has begun.

Podcast: Debate on corruption in elite sport and its impact on development

7 April 2017

Corruption in elite sport undermines grassroots efforts to transform lives and livelihoods, argued experts during the Second Commonwealth Debate on Sport and Sustainable Development.

Protect spaces for sport and promote physical activity, says report on global goals

5 April 2017

Protecting green spaces in towns and cities, ring-fencing school budgets for physical education, and empowering women and girls through sport, are among a set of policy prescriptions set out in a report on global goals published today.

I Am Able: the Commonwealth youth campaign for disability rights

23 March 2017

The Commonwealth Youth Council has launched a campaign to support the rights of disabled young people.

Young entrepreneurs in West Africa join forces to boost trade and jobs

22 March 2017

Young entrepreneurs from Cameroon, Ghana, Nigeria and Sierra Leone have joined forces to form a new network to boost business growth and address youth unemployment.

Mentorship programme to empower Commonwealth young women

16 March 2017

Young women across the Commonwealth are set to benefit from a new initiative to help them acquire critical life skills and to progress in their careers.

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