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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.

Nominations open for 2020 Commonwealth Youth Awards 2019 Commonwealth Young Person of the Year

28 August 2019

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.

Brunei meeting to boost Commonwealth youth development policies Secretary-General of the Commonwealth, Patricia Scotland, with ministers and students in brunei

23 August 2019

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.

Commonwealth Youth Work Week theme announced Man in front of a laptop with smiling children around him

22 August 2019

This year’s Commonwealth Youth Work Week will be celebrated across the 53 member countries from 4-10 November.

Blog: Innovation: a light at the end of the tunnel for disaster hit nations Futuristic map of the globe depicting innovation

16 August 2019

Since around 2010, the Commonwealth had been calling on the international community to look towards innovation. It was a period in which most of the memberships’ small and middle-income countries had become incapacitated with debt, whilst also facing the dire risk of more frequent and severe natural disasters.

Commonwealth highlights students’ contribution to transforming education on International Youth Day 2019 Man teaching a group of students in a school

13 August 2019

The Commonwealth has developed a new education programme to strengthen learning systems in member countries.

Commonwealth pushes for stronger partnerships to strengthen rights of young people with disabilities Group of Commonwealth Youth with Disabilities meeting at Marlborough House

12 August 2019

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.

Commonwealth Secretary-General: Urgent multilateral climate action needed for security and wellbeing of Pacific islanders Children in Papua New Guinea on the water in boats

12 August 2019

The Pacific is the Commonwealth region most vulnerable to climate change. It faces intense variations in temperatures, extreme storms, rising sea levels, and is also highly vulnerable to earthquakes, floods, tidal surges, landslides, droughts, forest fires, tsunamis and volcanic eruptions.

Blog: Why disaster readiness is critical for Africa – and what the Commonwealth is doing about it Displaced people in aftermath of Cyclone Idai

12 August 2019

Five months ago, Cyclone Idai ripped through the Southern African region, causing a massive humanitarian disaster that affected three million people. More than a thousand perished, while 200,000 lost their homes, many of whom are still to this day living in refugee camps.

Blog: We are supporting Governments in tackling the devastating impacts of climate change Commonwealth Secretary-General surveys hurricane damage in Dominica

8 August 2019

By taking coordinated collective action, the nations of the Commonwealth can accelerate the mobilisation of international efforts that are the only hope if we are to prevent further detrimental human impact on the delicate natural balance of our planet.

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