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Malta assumes Presidency of the Council of the EU

18 January 2017

As our Commonwealth Chair-in Office Malta concurrently assumes the Presidency of the Council of the EU it is my pleasure to offer warm congratulations to the Prime Minister, Dr Joseph Muscat.

Youth Council leader becomes youngest Trinidad and Tobago senator

18 January 2017

A leading member of the Commonwealth Youth Council has become the youngest ever senator in Trinidad and Tobago’s history.

Theresa May: Commonwealth provides “unique and proud global relationships”

17 January 2017

The British Prime Minister Theresa May spoke enthusiastically about the opportunities provided by the Commonwealth during a landmark speech on the British Government’s plans for Brexit.

Blog: Helping countries to achieve debt sustainability

16 January 2017

In the past decade Commonwealth countries have been forced to manoeuvre through some choppy waters. From global financial crises to natural disasters the challenges in avoiding unsustainable levels of debt have been persistent and daunting.

Commonwealth can offer gold-standard election monitoring: New Zealand Minister of Foreign Affairs

13 January 2017

New Zealand’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, Murray McCully, says the Commonwealth can best support its members through gold-standard election monitoring.

Sri Lanka’s foreign affairs minister meets Commonwealth Secretary-General

13 January 2017

Sri Lanka’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Mangala Samaraweera has expressed hope that the Commonwealth will continue to fight for the values that have strengthened Sri Lanka in recent times, such as human rights, rule of law and democracy.

View from the top: The Royal Commonwealth Society

11 January 2017

Natricia Duncan, communications officer at the Commonwealth Secretariat speaks to The Royal Commonwealth Society's director Michael Lake about his leadership and vision for Commonwealth House.

Secretary-General pays tribute to Seychelles founding president

11 January 2017

The Commonwealth Secretary-General, Patricia Scotland, has expressed her deepest condolences on the death of the former Seychelles president, Sir James Mancham.

Trade opportunities for Commonwealth post-Brexit

10 January 2017

Commonwealth countries can do much more to expand trade links with the UK, post-Brexit. That’s the conclusion of trade experts at the Commonwealth Secretariat writing a new set of policy briefings on life after Britain’s decision to pull out of the European Union.

2016 was a pivotal year for climate change – but what next?

4 January 2017

The Commonwealth’s Head of Climate Finance and Small States, Denny Lewis-Bynoe, explains why 2016 marked a turning point in the global battle against climate change, and why it is crucial that the world builds upon this momentum in 2017. 2016 was a pivotal year for climate change.