33Fifty is the new version of our Commonwealth Youth Leadership Programme, last held in Kigali as Nkabom. 33Fifty is an exciting new youth leadership programme that will run between 17 and 20 July, just prior to the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games. The programme name reflects the fact that 33% the world’s population lives in the Commonwealth and half of them are under 25 years of age. 33Fifty will bring together 100 dynamic 18–25 year-olds from across the Commonwealth for a four-day programme in Glasgow to tackle a challenge of fundamental importance to the Commonwealth. Participants will have unique opportunities to develop critical leadership skills to help them in their studies, careers and civic life. For details about the programme, click here.
Throughout the Queen’s Baton Relay, a beautifully illustrated book is accompanying the baton during through all 70 nations and territories. The 33Fifty Book, produced by De La Rue, is intended to serve as a symbol of Commonwealth citizenship and, like the baton, symbolises the coming together of all the Commonwealth's people. One young person from every nation and territory is being invited to write a personal message in the book about a challenge within the Commonwealth they believe needs to be addressed. The book will be presented to participants at the beginning of the 33Fifty.