Commonwealth Summit: Youth Forum Agenda

From 16-20 April 2018, the United Kingdom will host the next Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) in London, along with the associated youth, civil society and business forums that support the CHOGM. The summit's theme is 'Towards a Common Future' and aims to address the shared global challenges we face and agree how to work together to create a better future for the Commonwealth’s 2.4 billion citizens, particularly its youth who account for 60% of the population.  

The Royal Commonwealth Society is supporting CHOGM 2018 and the Commonwealth Youth Forum’s (CYF) International Youth Task Force in a special social media campaign. This aims to encourage as many Commonwealth young people as possible to participate in the summit by sharing their priorities for Commonwealth action and their vision for the future.

How to get involved

The International Youth Task Force wants to hear from you as it develops the agenda of the Commonwealth Youth Forum (CYF), which is the platform for a youth voice at the summit. To contribute to the issues that the CYF will discuss, and to help identify the priorities for action of Commonwealth young people, which will be shared with Commonwealth leaders at the CHOGM, you can:

  • Post a message or upload a short video on your own issue or subject of importance on the following social media sites: 

                  Twitter: @commonwealth18

  • ‘Like’ the summit’s Facebook page and regularly share its posts with your friends
  • Follow the summit’s Twitter account and retweet the content

Please get posting and tweeting!
Do mention your connection to the RCS e.g. "I’m an RCS Associate Fellow and I believe that Commonwealth leaders need to address…" to help amplify your voice.

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