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Young people should be prioritised at the highest levels, ministers say

Major outcomes of the 8th Commonwealth Youth Ministers Meeting include launch of the Commonwealth Youth Council and a proposal to reserve special seats in parliaments and other governance structures for young people.

The 8th Commonwealth Youth Ministers Meeting ended in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea, today with a commitment by ministers to push for the inclusion of young people in development planning and ensure their contributions and needs are prioritised, at the highest levels of government.

Their recommendations, after three days of deliberations, are outlined in the final communiqué, which will be submitted for consideration to Commonwealth Heads of Government when they meet in Colombo, Sri Lanka, in November. Full Story


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