About Us

Welcome to the website of the Commonwealth Youth Council (CYC)

The CYC is the officially recognized voice of more than 1.2 billion young people of the Commonwealth. It is the largest and most diverse youth-led organization in the world. CYC plays an integral role in advancing the youth development agenda and co-ordination of activities and policies of the Commonwealth in the field of youth. The council works for and represents the voice of all young people within the 53 Commonwealth nations.

The Commonwealth Heads of Government in Perth endorsed the establishment of the Commonwealth Youth Council in November 2011. Her majesty the Queen of England (the Head of the Commonwealth) together with the Heads of Government in at the CHOGM in Colombo welcomed the election of the inaugural Executive of CYC in November 2013. The establishment of the CYC to engage and empower young people in decision-making and national development is directly aligned with the Commonwealth Charter. The Magampura Commitment to Young People by Commonwealth Heads of Government calls for strong partnerships between the CYC, member governments, youth and relevant Commonwealth institutions. This website provides a gateway for young people and other stakeholders to have updated information about the activities and programmes of the CYC. We look forward to hearing your feedbacks and how we can work together toward advancing youth development agenda in the Commonwealth.