Commonwealth election observers are in Papua New Guinea for the general election scheduled for 24 June 2017. Voting will take place over two weeks until 4 July, with 3,332 candidates vying for 111 seats in Parliament.
Half a dozen non-governmental membership bodies have joined the family of civil society and professional organisations that are accredited by the Commonwealth.
“Sustainability and Resilience: Can Education Deliver?” This is the theme and the big question on which Commonwealth Education Ministers will deliberate at their conference in Fiji next February.
The government of Antigua and Barbuda has welcomed the “monumental” assistance provided by the Commonwealth in settling the country’s maritime boundaries with French territories in the Caribbean.
A Commonwealth Observer Group, appointed by Commonwealth Secretary General Patricia Scotland, is on the ground in Papua New Guinea to observe the conduct of a general election.
The United Nations Ocean Conference underlined the need for an integrated approach to the blue economy, one which supports jobs and livelihoods while conserving the environment.
"On behalf of the Commonwealth, I offer my heartfelt condolences to the government and people of the United Kingdom on the terrorist attack in London today.
At the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva, the Commonwealth and the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights jointly hosted a side event on ending child, early and forced marriage.
Secretary-General Patricia Scotland has expressed her deep sorrow at the passing of Vanuatu’s President Baldwin Lonsdale
Four hundred Commonwealth scientists are meeting in Singapore this week to explore cutting-edge approaches to deliver low carbon energy and sustainable cities, and to find solutions to challenges such as climate change and infectious diseases.