Introduction

 

The Commonwealth Youth Council is a youth-led global platform, representing more than 1.2 billion young people across 52 countries within the Commonwealth, working to engage and empower young people within the Commonwealth to enhance their contribution to the development of the Commonwealth, as a whole.

In 2015, when the Commonwealth family was focused on the role and contribution of young people through the Commonwealth theme, ‘A Young Commonwealth’, we support the declaration of Heads enshrined in Article XIII of the Commonwealth Charter that recognises the critical role of young people in the future success of the Commonwealth.

As youth leaders, we pledge our continued support as partners and stakeholders for the economic, environmental, social and political development of our countries and the Commonwealth as defined in the Global Goals for Sustainable Development that define our generation.

The Commonwealth Youth Council, representing the young people of the Commonwealth, convened at Malta in 2015 for the 10th Commonwealth Youth Forum, to recommit to the values and principles enshrined in the Commonwealth Charter and the Commonwealth Youth Council Constitution.

The 10th Commonwealth Youth Forum provided a common framework to inform and inspire youth-led development at national, regional and Commonwealth levels. This strategic plan expresses the current policy recommendations of the Commonwealth youth regarding economic, environmental, political and social agendas.

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