Just a few things we’ve got planned in the months ahead:
7th-9th February: CABOS (Commonwealth Advisory Body on Sports) Meeting, Delhi – India
Discussions on how Sports can be better utilized as a tool for Peace and Development.
14th-18th February: Commonwealth Youth Sub-committee on Human Rights and Democracy Training, London.
Commitment Create a Commonwealth Youth Sub-committee on Human Rights and Democracy to help support and coordinate the Commonwealth Youth Programme’s (CYP) work on Human Rights and Democracy.
Overall Objective: By educating, guiding and supporting the Commonwealth Youth Sub-committee on Human Rights and Democracy on these two important core values -‘human rights and democracy,’ they will become the Commonwealth voice for the youth in assisting CYP to devise ways to make Human Rights and Democracy relevant to youth in the Commonwealth and to identify the best mechanisms and processes that may be used to involve youth in tackling the challenges of human rights and democracy.
14th-20th March: Commonwealth Week, Commonwealth-wide. This year’s theme is Women as Agents of Change The theme is celebrated throughout the year, with special events taking place during the week of Commonwealth Day.
By investing in women and girls, we can accelerate social, economic and political progress.
Women and girls make up over half of the world’s population. In the Commonwealth, that’s over one billion people. By educating them, giving them accessible health care and making sure they are treated fairly and have the same opportunities and protection as men and boys, we can go a long way towards addressing the many problems of the world.
Women and girls need to be included at all levels of decision making to ensure that their needs are properly met. This will benefit us all.
11th-15th April: Investing in Youth Employment, London This conference will focus on the rise of Youth unemployment and remedies that governments can put in place to ease the load.
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