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Blog: "Child marriage in the Commonwealth – a significant human rights challenge"

30 December 2016

Enala Ngulu lives in Karonga, in rural Malawi. She lost both her parents when she was only eight years old. At the age of 13 she was married to a man of 47. He had two other wives. At a time when she should have been in school, learning about the world and how to make a contribution as a young woman, she was forced to grapple with adult responsibilities such as a marriage, a household and child-bearing.

In a practical way, the Commonwealth delivers on global anti-corruption agenda

30 December 2016

A blog by Roger Koranteng, anti-corruption adviser and head of public sector governance at the Commonwealth Secretariat.

From the Archive: The birth of the Commonwealth Fund for Technical Co-operation

29 December 2016

Plans by Arnold Smith, the first Commonwealth Secretary-General, to provide Commonwealth countries with a fund for multilateral aid came to fruition in the early 1970s.

Commonwealth ‘designed for twenty-first century’ – interview with The Diplomatist

27 December 2016

The Commonwealth’s purpose is to help ensure that “no-one is left behind”, Secretary-General Patricia Scotland says in an interview published in the latest edition of The Diplomatist magazine.

Blog: 'Commonwealth supports growth with advocacy and innovative financing'

23 December 2016

A blog by Dr Reginald Darius, Director of Economic Policy at the Commonwealth Secretariat

Blog: 'We enable young people to understand where their emotions truly come from'

23 December 2016

Robin Lockhart from the United Kingdom supports young people, including violent offenders, and the victims of such crimes to transform their lives by helping them to understand their emotions. In this blog, he reflects on his work and being named Commonwealth Youth Worker of the Year 2016

Commonwealth Secretary-General interviewed by a young correspondent

20 December 2016

Nahiyan Pasha, a 16 year-old young British-Bangladeshi reporter, interviewed Secretary-General Patricia Scotland.

Transforming the civil service in Mauritius

19 December 2016

Kelly Culver describes a typical day on the job as Commonwealth Fund for Technical Cooperation expert supporting civil service improvements in Mauritius.

The Commonwealth can support parliaments across the world, says Secretary-General

14 December 2016

The Commonwealth is a pioneer which offers innovative solutions to global challenges, Secretary-General Patricia Scotland told legislators at the 2016 Commonwealth Parliamentary Conference.