An election taskforce has been set up in the Pacific nation of Nauru to assess reforms put forward by international observers from the Commonwealth and Pacific Islands Forum.
The Commonwealth Secretariat’s Youth Development Index ranks 183 countries according to the prospects of young people in employment, education, health, civic and political spheres.
The Commonwealth Secretariat has been monitoring developments in Dominica and was saddened by the violence that occurred following a public meeting on 7 February.
The head of Nauru’s newly established electoral commission has hailed the Commonwealth for strengthening the country’s democracy.
The Vanuatu Electoral Office, which has a permanent staff of just seven, is preparing for provincial polls next month.
A Commonwealth Secretariat spokesperson has said the organisation welcomes any effort by the newly elected government of The Gambia to re-apply for membership of the Commonwealth.
The government of Cyprus is to benefit from a Commonwealth programme to improve public debt recording and management.
Delegates to the Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU) conference in Liverpool have thanked Secretary-General Patricia Scotland for her continuing support and ‘inspirational’ leadership.
Canadian television station TVO yesterday broadcast a special edition of its flagship talk show, The Agenda with Steve Paikin, focused on the Commonwealth of Nations: its purpose, past and future.
Schoolchildren named as winners in the Commonwealth Class Writing Competition have recorded their short stories in audio form.