Commonwealth Day 2020 Youth Engagement Pack launched by the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association

Commonwealth Day is celebrated annually on the second Monday of March and this year it falls on Monday 9 March 2020, so is fast approaching. The Commonwealth Day 2020 theme is ’Delivering a Common Future: Connecting, Innovating and Transforming’ in unity with the theme for the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM 2020) which takes place in June 2020. 

Public engagement is crucial in connecting, innovating and transforming social networks and cultures of all societies as it encourages an informed and involved citizenry which is crucial for a functioning democracy.  

The Commonwealth has a population of 2.4 billion people and the CPA has works tirelessly throughout the year to ensure that all engagements and activities are as inclusive as all of the representatives of this large population. An astounding 60% of the Commonwealth population are under the age of 29, and these young people are the future of the Commonwealth. Therefore, it is important that they are included and that their voices are championed.   

In order to commemorate Commonwealth Day 2020, the CPA Headquarters Secretariat have put together this CPA Commonwealth Day Youth Engagement Pack, for the benefit of all of our CPA Branches in order to inspire Parliaments to engage their young people.  

This Youth Engagement Pack provides a handbook with suggestions for the different types of youth outreach and engagement programmes that Parliaments can carry out, useful supporting tools to facilitate the delivery of these programmes and a leaflet on relevant information pertaining to the Commonwealth Day 2020 theme. 
  • Click here to download the CPA Commonwealth Day 2020 Youth Engagement handbook.
  • Click here to download resource tools for activities on Commonwealth Day 2020.
  • Click here to download a leaflet about the Commonwealth Day 2020 theme.
The CPA Small Branches Chairperson, Hon. Niki Rattle, Speaker of the Parliament of the Cook Islands encourages all CPA Small Branches to utilise the CPA Commonwealth Day Youth Engagement Pack - click here or video below:

The Commonwealth Women Parliamentarians (CWP) Chairperson, Hon. Shandana Gulzar Khan, MNA encourages all CPA Branches to utilise the CPA Commonwealth Day Youth Engagement Pack - click here or video below:

This Information Pack is inspired by the CPA Branches’ Commonwealth Day 2019 activities (as collated by the reports submitted from CPA Branches to the CPA Headquarters Secretariat).
We would like to hear about your activities this year and so please sent a report of your Commonwealth Day 2020 activities to the CPA Headquarters Secretariat  

Web page updated 14/02/2020/CPAHQ/JH