Courage is the greatest measure of a leader and young people should not be afraid to “go against the flow” when acting on their convictions, the Commonwealth Secretary-General has said.
A meeting of policy makers in Brunei-Darussalam has the potential to amplify the voices of millions of young people from across the Commonwealth.
The Commonwealth Secretary-General has appealed to governments of member states to continue their support for youth workers and invest in education and training.
Nominations have opened for the 2020 Commonwealth Youth Awards which will see winners awarded a cash grant to scale-up development work benefiting their communities.
The role of young people in the development of Commonwealth countries will be the focus of a high-level meeting in Brunei from 27-29 August.
This year’s Commonwealth Youth Work Week will be celebrated across the 53 member countries from 4-10 November.
The Commonwealth has developed a new education programme to strengthen learning systems in member countries.
The Commonwealth Children and Youth Disability Network has convened its first strategic meeting in London, following its official launch during Commonwealth Week earlier this year.
A youth-led taskforce has met in Kigali to lay the foundations of the 12th Commonwealth Youth Forum which takes place in Rwanda next year in the margins of the biennial Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting.
A post-graduate executive course in strategic leadership and management has been successfully completed by ministers and senior policy-makers in the youth sector.