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Common Ties: connecting young people from the Commonwealth

Tuesday 26 April 2016 International Students

Are you aged 18-29, a Commonwealth citizen, and temporarily based in the UK? This could be the programme for you!

Away from home? Looking for opportunities to connect with young leaders like you? Interested in learning more about the Commonwealth family?

CommonTies is a new programme for young citizens of the Commonwealth aged 18- 29, who are temporarily based in the United Kingdom for study or work.

You are invited to the launch of CommonTies on 6 May 2016. At this inaugural event, you will have the opportunity to learn about the work of the Commonwealth Secretariat, and its role on the international stage, and connect with other young people with similar interests and professional aspirations. Most importantly, it is a chance for you to foster ties with the Commonwealth that last beyond your time in the UK.

You will meet and hear from:
• Rt Hon Patricia Scotland QC, the new Commonwealth Secretary-General – Keynote Speech
• Dr Sue Onslow, Senior Lecturer at the Institute of Commonwealth Studies – 'The Commonwealth: Then and Now’
and participate in discussion groups with Commonwealth Secretariat staff working on Rule of Law, Oceans and Natural Resources, Gender, Human Rights, Education and Youth Development.

Don’t miss the chance to attend the CommonTies launch event at the Commonwealth Secretariat’s HQ, the 300-year-old royal palace Marlborough House.

Date: Friday 6 May 2016
Time: 4.45pm - 7pm (includes networking reception 6pm - 7pm)
Venue: Marlborough House, Pall Mall, London SW1Y 5HX

For more information and to register for the event, click here