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Commonwealth Secretary-General welcomes election results in The Gambia

3 December 2016

The Commonwealth Secretary-General Patricia Scotland, has welcomed the election results in The Gambia.

Global collaboration on climate change legal toolkit

2 December 2016

Legal experts from key international organisations, including the Commonwealth Secretariat, are meeting to develop a climate change legal toolkit to help countries carry out the Paris Agreement.

Arrival Statement for Ghana General Elections 2016

1 December 2016

Chair of the Commonwealth Observer Group, HE Thabo Mbeki, arrival statement ahead of Ghana’s General Elections scheduled for 7 December 2016.

Commonwealth professional networks campaigning for rights and development

30 November 2016

The Commonwealth is supported by a network of professional organisations, from the Commonwealth Nurses and Midwives Federation and ​​​Commonwealth Magistrates and Judges Association, to the Commonwealth Association of Architects.

YourCommonwealth: 'Online news portals are shaping young minds'

28 November 2016

The power of online news works for benefit and for harm, writes Abdullah Al Hasan, 25, a Commonwealth Correspondent from Dhaka in Bangladesh.

Commonwealth and partners issue joint call for ‘non-violent’ Ghana elections

26 November 2016

International organisations have welcomed efforts to agree a peace accord in Ghana ahead of the 7 December general elections.

Ten Commonwealth countries in Africa pledge reforms to support youth entrepreneurship

25 November 2016

Government officials from 10 Commonwealth countries in western and southern Africa have agreed to implement a set of policy initiatives that will promote youth entrepreneurship as an antidote to rising levels of youth unemployment.

Youth entrepreneurship – the key to maintaining Africa’s rise

25 November 2016

Advancing youth entrepreneurship is a major priority for the Commonwealth, writes Melissa Bryant, Assistant Communications Officer at the Commonwealth Secretariat

Renowned Bangladeshi jurist calls on Secretary-General Scotland

25 November 2016

Dr Kamal Hossain, co-author of the landmark Commonwealth report, ‘Civil Paths to Peace’, called on Commonwealth Secretary-General Patricia Scotland.

Women leaders speak out on International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women

25 November 2016

The Commonwealth is holding an event at its headquarters in London today to mark the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women. Called Empowering girls and women: The role of health and education in eliminating violence against women, it has a special focus on the abandonment of Female Genital Mutilation (FGM).