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Blue Charter fellowships to drive research on ocean pollution

19 October 2018

A new fellowship programme will support emerging scholars from Commonwealth countries to conduct world-class research on marine plastics.

Commonwealth on course to navigate global challenges, says Secretary-General

18 October 2018

The Commonwealth’s unifying values empower it to embrace and respond to some of the globe’s most daunting challenges, Secretary-General Patricia Scotland told a 200-strong audience at Westminster Abbey in London.

Secretary-General inspires young diplomats

18 October 2018

Secretary-General Patricia Scotland today encouraged young diplomats to take the lead in tackling the globe’s pressing social and economic challenges.

Small States officials benefit from human rights briefing in New York

15 October 2018

Senior officials from Commonwealth small states have benefited from a roundtable human rights briefing, aimed at improving their ability to constructively engage with the international human rights system.

African election officials discuss challenges and build capacity

15 October 2018

Electoral officers in African Commonwealth countries have been learning how to improve the credibility, inclusiveness and transparency of the polling process.

Condolences for Ugandans caught in landslide

12 October 2018

On receiving news of the landslide which has killed many people in the district of Bududa in eastern Uganda, the Secretary-General of the Commonwealth, Patricia Scotland, has offered sympathy to the government and people of Uganda.

Roadmap to boost Seychelles’ blue ocean economy

11 October 2018

The Government of Seychelles in collaboration with the Commonwealth has launched the ‘Blue Economy Strategic Framework and Roadmap’ to build its ocean-based economy.

Finance ministers endorse strategies to reduce disaster risk

11 October 2018

Commonwealth finance ministers concluded their annual meeting today in Bali, Indonesia, by endorsing key strategies aimed at helping countries reduce disaster risk.

Central bank heads keen to benefit from Fintech toolkit

11 October 2018

Central bank governors from Commonwealth countries backed a proposal to create a toolkit that will help banks leverage technological innovations in the finance sector to maximise economic growth.

Commonwealth shares best practices on fighting corruption with Francophone Africa

10 October 2018

The heads of anti-corruption agencies from French-speaking African nations have attended a training programme in Abidjan, Cote D’Ivoire to learn about the Commonwealth’s anti-corruption initiatives on the continent.

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