The Commonwealth Youth Programme
Work towards a society where young men and women are empowered to develop their potential, creativity and skills as productive and dynamic members of their societies and participate fully at every level of decision-making and development, both individually and collectively, promoting Commonwealth values of international co-operation.
Commonwealth Youth Programme (CYP) Fund was established in 1973. CYP works to engage and empower young people (ages 15-29) to enhance their contribution to development. This is done in partnership with young people, governments and other key stakeholders. CYP was established by Commonwealth Heads of Government. The Commonwealth Secretariat, established in 1965, supports Commonwealth member countries to achieve development, democracy and peace. We are a voice for small and vulnerable states and a champion for young people.