The Commonwealth Secretariat is set to launch the Year of Youth 2023 at Marlborough House, London.
The event marks the beginning of a 12 months dedicated to action on Commonwealth-wide youth issues. The initiative was previously announced at the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) in Rwanda, where it was declared that 2023 would be dedicated to addressing youth issues and prioritising youth engagement and empowerment.
The launch event will be attended by the Commonwealth Secretary-General, ministers, stakeholders, youth representatives, and members of the advisory committee on 30 January.
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Today’s ceremony will also unveil the initiative’s official logo and provide further details about the events planned for the year, which are designed to include and empower young people, stakeholders, and governments – including Commonwealth Day, the Commonwealth Youth Games in Trinidad and Tobago, and the Commonwealth Youth Awards.
Moreover, Year of Youth Champions will be announced amongst those who have committed to using their platforms to raise awareness about the young people of the Commonwealth.
The event coincides with the 50th anniversary of the Commonwealth Youth Programme, which has been supporting member countries with youth development work for 50 years.