Nominations are open for 9 youth leaders to represent the Commonwealth’s 1.4 billion young people on the Commonwealth Youth Council.

Have you got what it takes to be one of them?

Open positions:

The open positions are:

  • Chairperson
  • Vice-Chairperson – Inclusion and Engagement
  • Vice-Chairperson – Partnerships and Resources
  • Vice-Chairperson – Policy and Advocacy
  • Regional Representative – Africa and Europe
  • Regional Representative – Asia
  • Regional Representative – Caribbean and Americas
  • Regional Representative – Pacific
  • Representative – Special Interest Groups (any region)


To be eligible for the Commonwealth Youth council you must:

  • have least 3 years of experience working with a national youth council or youth-led organisation
  • be a Commonwealth citizen
  • be aged 15-27
Eligible Regions: Commonwealth Countries

Application Process

  • Nominations must be in by 20 March 2020.
  • You need to be nominated by a national youth council or youth-led organisation.
  • Shortlisted candidates will start campaigning from 17 April 2020.
  • You must be able to attend the Commonwealth Youth Forum (CYF) in Kigali, Rwanda, 20 to 23 June 2020, where elections will take place.

What you’ll do:

If you are elected to the Commonwealth Youth Council, you will:

  • serve from 2020 to 2022
  • join and organise workshops, forums and advisory panels
  • help make policy recommendations.

Application Deadline: March 20, 2020

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