Commonwealth Secretary-Common launches redesigned site for Commonwealth Youth Networks

Commonwealth Secretary-Normal, Rt Hon. Patricia Scotland KC, has launched a new website,, for youthful leaders to collaborate, encourage their improvements and initiatives, and advocate for motion on youth development.

In addition to a a lot more modern day glimpse, the web page continues to give a devoted place for Young Commonwealth Correspondents and now has focused microsites for the Commonwealth’s 13 youth networks.

Unveiling the new web page at the Commonwealth Youth Community Summit in London, the Secretary-Normal claimed:

“This initiative is however an additional illustration of our dedication to our young leaders and the 1.5 billion youthful people today they symbolize. This internet site will present them with far more instruments to share their tips and options to some of the most challenging enhancement troubles. In addition, they can reach their aims by combining their expertise, innovation and initiatives.”

She additional:

“This start is part of our celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Commonwealth Youth Programme. The web page will also engage in a critical job in amplifying our Year of Youth, a landmark declaration by our 56 Heads of Government at their summit last year. At its heart, it recognises the electricity of our youth and acknowledges that we will absolutely fall short to accomplish our sustainable advancement ambitions if we do not empower and have interaction our youthful individuals and prioritise them in all elements of our enhancement function.”

The new internet site is an enhance of the extensive-jogging website – a committed platform for a lot more than 70 Youthful Commonwealth correspondents, produced up of commentators as perfectly as practising and aspiring journalists. To bolster its talent pool,  the Commonwealth Secretariat is inviting young folks, aged 15-29,  to utilize to turn into a Commonwealth Young Correspondent.

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In 2012, the website was named ‘Communicator of the Year’ in the Nexus Commonwealth Awards. Head of Social Coverage, Layne Robinson, coordinated the internet site in collaboration with youthful people from throughout the Commonwealth and staff members customers from the communications and youth divisions.

“The eyesight was to give young persons from all over the Commonwealth the option to air their views on gatherings and difficulties in their state and globally. This provides us a exclusive perception into difficulties and encounters on the ground and the chance to answer with qualified initiatives and programmes,” mentioned Mr Robinson. 

Commonwealth Senior Communications and Engagement Officer Natricia Duncan, who worked with the youth leaders throughout the networks to handle the update, stated the intention was to produce a multimedia collaboration space. She explained:

“Even though our thirteen networks are each and every committed to a different problem, this sort of as overall health, schooling, incapacity and weather adjust, collaboration between them is vital to the achievement of their strategies and initiatives. As a result, we focussed the improve on making the architecture to accommodate far more multimedia and creative content material and providing a system in which the networks can synergise and co-generate.”

Coordinator of the Commonwealth Correspondents, Chimaobi Omeye, stated the improve would increase an presently impressive system:

“We now interact hundreds of youthful individuals through thought-provoking articles, and the equipment accessible from this internet site will allow us to multiply this selection and increase our access. This is also an possibility for youth networks throughout the Commonwealth to additional collaborate with the correspondents to share their voices, ideas tales, and hopes.” 

Clare Keizer, the new editor of the site, additional:

“We are definitely excited about this new platform because it is an vital section of our tactic to hone the expertise of our correspondents, raise the profile of our networks and increase their membership. We will get the job done to guarantee that each younger individual in the Commonwealth is informed of this incredible useful resource and the options it gives.”

Check out the new web-site for the Commonwealth Youth Community in this article and study much more about our work. There is also data about becoming a member of or operating with our networks.

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