11th Commonwealth Youth Parliament

Published 04 November 2020

The 11th Commonwealth Youth Parliament, will be held virtually this year from 14 – 18 December 2020.

The Commonwealth Youth Parliament is designed to demonstrate to future young parliamentarians the role and purpose of parliaments as institutions for democracy and good governance. It offers attendees a valuable opportunity to network with other participants across the Commonwealth. Participants develop experience and leadership skills and are empowered to make a positive difference in shaping the future of their own communities.

60% of the Commonwealth’s population is aged under 30. The Commonwealth Parliamentary Association recognises that young people have a proven capability to lead and are a vital and valuable force of change for now and the future.

Please note that Branches of the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association will nominate youth parliamentarians from their respective countries. Please only apply through CPA UK if you are a UK citizen.

From the applications received, we will nominate two young people to participate in the Commonwealth Youth Parliament.  

UK citizen applicants should;

be in the age range 18-29 years (at the time of the event)

  • be confident and articulate enough to take an active role in the Youth Parliament
  • have an interest in the Commonwealth and political affairs


Applications are now closed. For more information contact: Seyi Afolabi - Email:  afolabis@parliament.uk