Newman part of UK delegation to Commonwealth Youth Senior Officials Meeting

14/01/2020 by Sinead Staunton

Commonwealth Youth Meeting

Dr Mike Seal, Reader in Critical Pedagogy and Head of Community Courses at Newman University, is currently participating as part of the UK delegate to the Commonwealth Youth Senior Officials Meeting (Europe Region and Canada) in London, which is taking place between the 13th and 14th January 2020.

The meeting was convened, and facilitated by the Social Policy Development Section of the Commonwealth Secretariat, to discuss development challenges facing young people in the region.

The purpose of the meeting is for parties to engage with the following aims:

  • Each national representative to present their national report on work completed so far;
  • Receive updates on CHOGM commitments and agree on actions to deliver on these mandates by CHOGM 2020 which will be taking place in Rwanda;
  • Monitor progress on mandates and commitments made in each country;
  • Update Europe Region member states and Canada on the new Commonwealth Youth Programme (CYP) Delivery Plan 2019/2020 as approved in July 2019.

The meeting includes senior officials responsible for youth affairs from Canada, Cyprus, Malta and the UK who are planning to identify measures to ensure young people are healthy, educated and productive citizens.