Islamabad, 9 September 2023 (TDI): Caretaker Foreign Minister of Pakistan, Jalil Abbas Jilani, will preside over the 10th Commonwealth Youth Ministerial Meeting (CYMM) starting next week in London.

The 10th Commonwealth Youth Ministerial Meeting (CYMM) is scheduled to take place from September 12 to September 15, in London.

The theme of the meeting will be “Aim Higher: Delivering More for Young People in the Commonwealth”. This theme aligns with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.

The meeting will extensively discuss the four core areas of education, employment, engagement, and environment identified in the Prime Minister Youth Program (PMYP).

The Commonwealth Secretariat is hosting the Commonwealth Youth Ministerial Meeting as Pakistan takes on the role of Chair and actively contributes to shaping the agenda for the upcoming Commonwealth Heads of Government Summit, scheduled to be held next year in Samoa.

While in London, the Foreign Minister is anticipated to hold meetings with participating Ministers and high-ranking Commonwealth officials.

Pakistan places significant importance on the Commonwealth and its flagship Commonwealth Youth Program, which is celebrating its fiftieth anniversary.

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Pakistan is dedicated to fostering the economic empowerment and meaningful engagement of youth, especially as the Commonwealth and the Government of Pakistan jointly observe 2023 as the ‘Year of Youth.

The Commonwealth Youth Ministers Meeting convenes as a notable conference, focusing on youth policy within Commonwealth member states and advocating for initiatives aimed at bolstering the dedication of each country.

From a youth development standpoint, the meeting plays a role in advancing broader social and sustainable development objectives.

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The upcoming meeting will function as a forum where Ministers can engage in discussions regarding emerging youth development challenges, evaluate the current post-pandemic circumstances within member states, commemorate 50 years of youth development in the Commonwealth, exchange practical ideas and strategies, and pinpoint prospects for collaboration.