Commonwealth Secretary-Normal, Rt Hon. Patricia Scotland KC, has launched a new website, YourCommonwealth.org, 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.”
“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 YourCommonwealth.org 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.
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