The Duke of Sussex promotes youth agenda at Commonwealth policy roundtable

The Duke of Sussex, who was final yr appointed to be Commonwealth Youth Ambassador, at the moment joined a coverage dialogue at Commonwealth headquarters, centered on the implementation of youth coverage within the 53 nations of the Commonwealth.

‘The Roundtable Policy Discussion’, hosted by Commonwealth Secretary-Basic Patricia Scotland, was attended by ministers and senior officers liable for youth improvement in Commonwealth nations.

His Royal Highness participated in a vibrant change with ministers and senior officers as they offered proposals for sensible motion to help younger individuals in fulfilling their potential and realising their aspirations.

The roundtable was a part of the continued Commonwealth technique to interact and help ministers and senior officers within the supply of youth coverage priorities as recognized by younger individuals themselves and by youth employees from all through the Commonwealth.

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The Duke of Sussex supplied views drawn from his personal interactions with younger individuals throughout his first yr as Commonwealth Youth Ambassador.

Objects on the agenda included coverage suggestions for the Commonwealth Heads of Authorities Assembly (CHOGM) in 2020, regional particular methods to advertise youth improvement over the subsequent 12 months in accordance with the SDGs, and the way forward for the Commonwealth for younger individuals because it continues to construct on 70 years of pioneering achievement for youth.

Commonwealth Secretary-Basic Patricia Scotland instructed the gathering that their enter and involvement are crucial to the profitable implementation of the mandates from the London CHOGM of 2018, and that proposals generated on the roundtable dialogue will likely be taken ahead to the subsequent CHOGM, to be held subsequent yr in Rwanda.

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The Secretary-Basic in her response mentioned ‘Doing nothing is not an option, business as usual is not enough, we must identify and prioritise what needs to be done and move towards implementation of practical actions’.

Ministers and senior officers highlighted the problem of financing youth improvement, and likewise of getting help for youth employees at grassroots degree to sort out the main challenges going through their respective nations.

The ministers and senior officers current on the roundtable dialogue have been taking part within the inaugural two-week postgraduate government course in strategic management and administration entitled: Accelerating Youth Coverage Implementation

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Updated: July 11, 2019 — 8:47 pm