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Commonwealth young champion named among Time 100 leaders of tomorrow Commonwealth Young Person of the Year, Oluwaseun Ayodeji Osowobi, at award ceremony

13 November 2019

Time magazine has named Commonwealth Young Person of the Year Oluwaseun Ayodeji Osowobi among its 100 world rising stars who are shaping the future.

Month-long special effort to help young people in Africa Group photo at Commonwealth Senior Youth Officials Meeting

4 November 2019

African countries will spend this month giving special impetus to improving the lives of millions of young people. Beginning with Africa Youth Day on 1st November, the African Union member states, including the 19 Commonwealth countries, will focus on providing opportunities for young people in the areas of Education, Employment, Entrepreneurship and Engagement, known as the 4Es.

Commonwealth needs ‘transformational’ young people, says Secretary-General Commonwealth Secretary-General Patricia Scotland speaking at the Commonwealth Youth Senior Officials Meeting in Ghana

1 November 2019

The Secretary-General has called for “transformational leadership” in youth development across Africa and the Commonwealth.

Less than one week remaining for 2020 Commonwealth Youth Awards entries The 2019 Commonwealth Youth Award winners

31 October 2019

Young people wishing to apply for the 2020 Commonwealth Youth Awards have less than one week left to submit their entries. The Commonwealth Youth Awards for Excellence in Development Work are free to enter and recognise exceptional young people in the Commonwealth who are making a difference in their communities through development work.

Young Africans tell policy makers to 'invest in our future' Commonwealth Youth at the Commonwealth Youth Senior Officials Meeting in Ghana with new policy brief

31 October 2019

Governments in Africa should step up financial support to young people, according to a policy brief co-launched in Ghana by the Commonwealth and Africa Union Commission (AUC).

Commonwealth Youth Forum 2020 launched in Rwanda Youth at the launch of the Commonwealth Youth Forum

16 October 2019

Young people and senior Rwandan officials have kicked-off the countdown to the 12th Commonwealth Youth Forum.

‘Unite to change the world’ Secretary-General tells young diplomats Commonwealth Secretary-General speaking with young diplomats

13 September 2019

The Secretary-General has urged young diplomats posted to London from across the world to pool their talent, knowledge and dynamism to help mitigate the effects of climate change.

Show courage to make the world a better place, Secretary-General tells future global leaders Commonwealth Secretary-General, Patricia Scotland, speaking to future global leaders

13 September 2019

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.

Asia region focuses on improving prospects for young people Policy makers in Brunei-Darussalam discussing youth empowerment

5 September 2019

A meeting of policy makers in Brunei-Darussalam has the potential to amplify the voices of millions of young people from across the Commonwealth.

Secretary-General launches Commonwealth Youth Work Week in Brunei Darussalam Commonwealth Secretary-General in Brunei Darussalam announcing Commonwealth Youth Work Week

29 August 2019

The Commonwealth Secretary-General has appealed to governments of member states to continue their support for youth workers and invest in education and training.