The Commonwealth Youth Programme Asia Centre is one of four regional centres of the Commonwealth Youth Programme (CYP) of the Commonwealth Secretariat, London, UK.
It is the youth development and empowerment wing of the Commonwealth Secretariat. The CYP is the only international, intergovernmental agency devoted entirely to youth development. The other regional centres are located in:
CYP Asia Centre envisions a society in which young women and men are empowered to develop their full potential and are able to maximise their participation in development and democracy, shaping the present and future of their communities and societies.
CYP Asia Centre's mission is to provide young citizens of the Commonwealth with critical knowledge, skills and opportunities effectively in the development and governance of their communities and societies.
In doing so we assist ministries, national youth organisations and other stakeholders to build the enabling environment for youth development and participation. We support the efforts of Commonwealth member countries in the formulation of policies and development programmes which effectively address issues and concerns of young women and men in Asia.
Who Do We Work With?
In addition to our collaboration with governments of member countries, CYP Asia Centre has a long history of partnership and collaboration with local, national and international youth organizations and development agencies.