Nominations for Commonwealth Youth Council Executives

Nominations for Commonwealth Youth Council Executives

Deadline: July 31, 2015

Be part of a team representing the voice of young people in the Commonwealth. Nominations are now open for the upcoming Commonwealth Youth Council (CYC) 2015 Elections for its executive team.  The elections will coincide with the Commonwealth Youth Forum and the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting 2015. This year’s Youth Forum delegates are shaping national and Commonwealth agendas on topics of particular interest to young people under the theme ‘Adding Global Value…#WhatNext?’ 

The Commonwealth Youth Council is one of the largest and most diverse democratically elected youth-led organisations in the world, representing young people from across the Commonwealth in Asia, the Pacific, the Caribbean, the Americas, Africa and Europe. It’s the legitimate and official voice for young people from 53 Commonwealth countries.

Election Procedure and Available Positions

The elections are transparent and democratic. After nomination and reference checks, approved candidates will begin campaigning from August 2015, leading up to the elections. Young people will have the opportunity to choose their leadership team on Election Day, 24 November 2015 during the Commonwealth Youth Council’s General Assembly in Malta. Approved candidates are expected to be part of national and regional delegations attending the CYC’s General Assembly in Malta and must be physically present at the General Assembly.

The following positions are available and will be served for a two year term:

  • Chairperson
  • Vice Chairperson – Inclusion and Engagement
  • Vice Chairperson – Partnerships and Resources
  • Vice Chairperson – Policy and Advocacy
  • Regional Representative – Africa and Europe
  • Regional Representative – Asia
  • Regional Representative – Caribbean and the Americas
  • Regional Representative – Pacific
  • Representative – Special Interest Groups


Candidates applying

  • Must be at least 15 years old at nomination, and be under 30 years for the entire term of office (November 2015-November 2017)
  • Must have a minimum of three years’ experience as a national and regional/international youth leader.
  • Should be an experienced youth advocate.
  • Must be national of a Commonwealth country, but do not need to be resident in that country.

Application Process

  • Find nomination form, instructions and job description here.
  • Find details of the elections here.
  • Contact [email protected] for questions about the CYC elections.

For more information, visit Commonwealth Youth Council.