Commonwealth Youth Council

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The Commonwealth Youth Council (CYC) is an pan-regional youth platform made up on representatives from national youth councils from the 53 members of the Commonwealth of Nations. CYC is a global platform which mainstreams young people; supporting and advocating for an enabling environment that facilitates the active participation and influence of young people in decision-making processes, and influence global agendas. It acts as a coalition of National Youth Councils and other youth-led civil society and private sector institutions. The CYC represents 1.2 billion young people from across Commonwealth countries and is supported by the Commonwealth Secretariat. A number of documents are listed below:
  • English 2013 - Commonwealth Youth Council Constitution - The governing document of the CYC, its membership, executive, and general assembly.
  • English 2014 - Strategic Plan 2014-2016 - This strategic plan is designed to implement the Commonwealth Youth Forum/CYC General Assembly outcome document. The plan outlines the priorities and work plan of the CYC. It focuses on: youth and post-2015; education; youth employment; social cohesion; youth work.


Commonwealth Youth Affairs Division

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