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Election 2017: The Commonwealth in Papua New Guinea

21 June 2017

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.

Six more NGOs join list of accredited Commonwealth organisations

21 June 2017

Half a dozen non-governmental membership bodies have joined the family of civil society and professional organisations that are accredited by the Commonwealth.

Education ministers meeting to focus on sustainable development

21 June 2017

“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.

Antigua and Barbuda hails ‘monumental’ support on ocean boundaries

21 June 2017

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.

Commonwealth observes elections in Papua New Guinea

21 June 2017

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.

A new accord to conserve and sustainably use the seas

20 June 2017

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.

Condolences for terrorist attack at mosque in London

19 June 2017

"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.

Working together to end child marriage

19 June 2017

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 mourns the death of Vanuatu’s late President Secretary-General mourns the death of Vanuatu’s late President

17 June 2017

Secretary-General Patricia Scotland has expressed her deep sorrow at the passing of Vanuatu’s President Baldwin Lonsdale

Commonwealth conference brings 400 scientists together

16 June 2017

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.

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