In October 2009 the Commonwealth Heads of Government tasked the ten-member Commonwealth Eminent Persons Group to advise the Commonwealth on building a stronger, more resilient and progressive association.
In October 2011, at the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) in Perth, Australia, the Commonwealth Eminent Persons Group submitted its report containing 106 recommendations on the reform of the Commonwealth.
At CHOGM 2011, 30 of the Commonwealth Eminent Persons Group's recommendations were agreed unanimously, and without reservation, by the Commonwealth Heads of Government.
One of these 30 unanimously agreed recommendations stated:
"Heads of Government should welcome the creation of the Commonwealth Youth Orchestra..."
This unanimous support by the Commonwealth Heads of Government of the Commonwealth Youth Orchestra was published in the Final Communique of the meeting.
The Commonwealth Youth Orchestra and Choir is greatly honoured to have received this unique mandate and the support of 53 Heads of Government and to be an
Accredited Commonwealth Organisation.