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Harry urges Commonwealth to ensure young people’s voices are heard

Young people s voices must be heard at the highest levels, the Duke of Sussex has told a Commonwealth Youth roundtable meeting in London.Harry welcomed by Commonwealth Secretary-General Baroness Scotland when he arrived at Marlborough House on Thursday.He was wearing a smart grey suit and pink tie, a tie after he was dressed in his polo clothes for a head-to-head charity match with his brother the Duke of Cambridge.The Duke of Sussex with Baroness Scotland at the Commonwealth Youth Roundtable (Chris Jackson/PA Wire)He also received a hug from Irene Kendi, the Youth Adviser for Kenya, at the event, which discussed the key issues that affect the Commonwealth s youth population in their countries.Harry said: It s up to all of us to ensure young people s voices are heard and their interests protected, but it s the people who have the power to shape policy for young people all of you that must champion them at the highest levels. Baroness Scotland described the duke s presence as a particular pleasure and he laughingly said it s nice and warm in here, when she complained about the heat in the room.The Duke of Sussex was welcomed to #MarlboroughHouse today by @PScotlandCSG before meeting with #Commonwealth youth ministers for a roundtable discussion.As #CommonwealthYouth Ambassador, HRH listened to #youth issues and priorities pic.twitter.com/7N5pz5sDd0 The Commonwealth (@commonwealthsec) July 11, 2019 This is the very first time we have done this and we have tried to select the brightest and the best around the Caribbean, she said.She went on to describe the conference as an opportunity to brain storm and to plot how the issues in the different countries can be addressed with the aim of accelerating youth policy implementation in the Commonwealth .The event included eight Youth Ministers from the Caribbean, while there were also attendees from other countries including Malta and Malaysia.This year marks the 70th anniversary of the modern Commonwealth, which represents a global network of 53 countries and almost 2.4 billion people, a third of the world s population, of whom 60% are under 30.The roundtable comes in the run-up to next year s Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting, which will take place in Rwanda.The Duke of Sussex with the attendees at the Commonwealth Youth Roundtable at Marlborough House (Chris Jackson/PA)Harry was made a Commonwealth Youth Ambassador by the Queen last year, and he works to create links between young people and youth leaders of the Commonwealth.He also encourages them to use Commonwealth platforms to address the social, economic, and environmental challenges of their generation.The duke s work to highlight youth-led initiatives throughout the Commonwealth also includes his role as president of The Queen s Commonwealth Trust.The QCT exists to champion, fund and connect young leaders around the world, and the Queen is patron and the Duchess of Sussex is vice president.The duke also supports two major projects launched in recent years in recognition of the Queen s lifetime of service to the Commonwealth Queen s Young Leaders and The Queen s Commonwealth Canopy.(function(i,s,o,g,r,a,m){i[ GoogleAnalyticsObject ]=r;i[r]=i[r]||function(){ (i[r].q=i[r].q||[]).push(arguments)},i[r].l=1*new Date();a=s.createElement(o), m=s.getElementsByTagName(o)[0];a.async=1;a.src=g;m.parentNode.insertBefore(a,m) })(window,document, script , //www.google-analytics.com/analytics.js , ga ); ga( create , UA-72310761-1 , auto , { name : pacontentapi }); ga( pacontentapi.set , referrer , location.origin); ga( pacontentapi.set , dimension1 , By Abbianca Makoni, PA ); ga( pacontentapi.set , dimension2 , fa29037b-066b-447c-a01a-64519ee7180f ); ga( pacontentapi.set , dimension3 , paservice:news,paservice:news:uk ); ga( pacontentapi.set , dimension6 , story ); ga( pacontentapi.set , dimension7 , composite ); ga( pacontentapi.set , dimension8 , null); ga( pacontentapi.set , dimension9 , null); ga( pacontentapi.send , pageview , { location : location.href, page : (location.pathname + location.search + location.hash), title : Harry urges Commonwealth to ensure young people u2019s voices are heard });

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