Commonwealth Heads of Government at their Ottawa meeting in 1973 endorsed the decision taken in Lusaka in January 1973 by Ministers concerned with Youth Matters, to establish a Commonwealth Youth Programme. While outlining the purpose and objectives of the Programme and establishing priorities, Heads of Government identified as one of the major objectives, “to seek to eliminate unemployment and to alleviate its ill-effects”. Policy oriented, inter-disciplinary research in the field of employment was strongly supported as a priority area by Regional Planning meetings and by the Commonwealth Youth Affairs Council meetings in New Delhi (1973), Nairobi (1975), and the most recent meeting of the Council in Malta (April 1976).


This is a required field
Please enter a valid email address
Approval was a Success
Invalid data
An Error Occurred
Approval was partially successful, following selected items could not be processed due to error