Youth policy

With over 60 per cent of its citizens under the age of 30, the Commonwealth is committed to the current and future needs of its young people. 

Publication date: 6 April 2017
Format: E-book (PDF), Paperback

This guide builds on the work of previous Commonwealth publications analysing the role of sport in achieving sustainable development. Aimed at governmental policy-makers and other stakeholders, it provides evidenced and balanced policy options supporting the effective contribution of sport towards six prioritised Sustainable Development Goals.

Series title: Global Youth Development Index and Report
Number within series: 1
Publication date: 21 October 2016
Format: E-book (PDF), Paperback

The Commonwealth's 2016 Global Youth Development Index and Report is an overview of the development of young people (aged 15 -30) in 183 countries, including 49 Commonwealth countries. It analyses 18 indicators across five domains -- education, health and well-being, employment and opportunity, political participation and civic participation.

Contributor: Colin Higgs
Publication date: 15 July 2014
Format: E-book (PDF), Spiral bound

Effective SDP programmes require careful planning, delivery and evaluation. This workbook is designed as a roadmap to help governments and sport organisations work together. It includes practical exercises to guide users through the many steps that comprise the lifecycle of an SDP programme.

Contributor: Oliver Dudfield
Publication date: 16 May 2014
Format: Paperback

Sport for Development and Peace (SDP) brings the power of sport to solving some of the most difficult challenges of humankind, such as the realisation of the United Nations’ Millennium Development Goals. This collection of papers showcases innovative approaches and examples of effective SDP policies and strategies.

Publication date: 25 June 2013
Format: Paperback

A Guide for governments and stakeholders seeking to strengthen the contribution of sport to development and peace work. Part 1 provides evidence-based analysis of the potential contribution of sport to development objectives. Part 2 provides a practical framework for analysis, planning and monitoring of sport in development and peace work.

Publication date: 1 December 2009
Format: E-book (PDF), Paperback

The UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) acknowledged the modern understanding of childhood. It formulated what children can expect as a set of rights as distinct from welfare or kindness from adults. This book examines the importance of child rights, and provides an overview of the key themes of the CRC.

Contributor: Hanif Vally
Publication date: 1 January 2004
Format: Paperback

This book teaches young people about the concept and practice of citizenship and how it relates to the Commonwealth. It will help young people to understand how citizens' rights and responsibilities have developed, evaluate those developments and see how they can participate in defining and using citizens' rights now and in the future.

Contributor: John Hatchard
Publication date: 1 January 2003
Format: Paperback

This title provides an overview of some of the key legal issues that affect youth in Commonwealth countries. The issues covered fall, directly or indirectly, within the scope of the Harare Commonwealth Declaration of 1991.