The Commonwealth has announced that the networking event CommonTies, which works to support and engage young leaders from around the world, will take place at the Royal Overseas League in London on March 14, 2018
The Commonwealth has announced that the networking event CommonTies, which works to support and engage young leaders from around the world, will take place at the Royal Overseas League in London on March 14, 2018.
The event will bring together many of the more than 80 affiliated organisations, associations and charities within the Commonwealth and will host an interactive fair, panel discussion and guest speeches in order to showcase their work across the 53 member states.
Attendees will get the opportunity to learn more about the Commonwealth and connect with organisation representatives, with discussion this year on the theme ‘Powering our CommonTies: Connect, Engage and Contribute’.
Panels will also address the theme for this year’s Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting in April, Towards a Common Future, and how the sub-themes of sustainability, fairness, security and prosperity can be achieved.
Furthermore, delegates will have the opportunity to discover how to participate in the Commonwealth Youth Forum, which will run concurrently to CHOGM, and its Action Plan.
It has been announced that former world champion athlete, sports administrator and youth leadership mentor Geoff Thompson will be in attendance as a guest speaker.
Layne Robinson, the Head of Social Policy Development at the Commonwealth Secretariat, said: “We are once again thrilled to be hosting this event, which celebrates the important role that our networks play right across the 53 countries.
“Young people are a big part of this, with more than 60 percent of the Commonwealth’s citizens under the age of 30.
“That’s why it’s so important that young people join these organisations and play an active part in shaping their future.
“We hope this event will highlight the many ways people can associate with, subscribe or generally explore opportunities to be part of a thriving Commonwealth.”
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