The 10th Commonwealth Youth Ministers Meeting kicks off in London on Monday bringing together young people from member states.

Chaired by the Government of Pakistan, the meeting brings together Youth Ministers, senior government officials, youth representatives, youth workers and other stakeholders from across the Commonwealth States.

The theme of this year’s meeting is Aim Higher: Delivering More for Young People in the Commonwealth.

The Commonwealth Youth Ministers Meeting is a significant conference held every four years, addressing youth policy for the member states while promoting initiatives to strengthen each country’s commitment.

The meeting contributes to broader social and sustainable development goals from a youth development perspective.

The week-long meeting will serve as a platform for ministers to discuss emerging youth development issues, assess the current post-pandemic realities in member states, celebrate 50 years of youth development in the Commonwealth, share practical ideas and approaches and identify collaborative opportunities.

Pakistan is ideal as chair of the meeting as the country boasts one of the youngest populations in Asia and the Commonwealth, as approximately 65 per cent of its citizens are under 30 years old.