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Commonwealth at the forefront of new climate legislation toolkit

11 May 2017

The Commonwealth Secretariat is helping to create a toolkit that will assist countries to implement the historic Paris Agreement on climate change.

Secretary-General welcomes Commonwealth Study Conference Leaders to Marlborough House

9 May 2017

The conference is taking place from 7 to 12 May and will be attended by The Princess Royal, High Commissioners and outstanding senior leaders from across the Commonwealth.

Commonwealth to support judicial independence in Bangladesh

8 May 2017

The Commonwealth, in conjunction with the Supreme Court of Bangladesh and the Commonwealth Magistrates’ and Judges’ Association, will conduct a seminar on judicial independence, ethics, and the protection of human rights.

The Bahamas Election 2017: Arrival Statement by Commonwealth Observer Group

6 May 2017

Statement by the Commonwealth Observer Group to the May 2017 General Election of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas

Commonwealth Secretary-General Patricia Scotland’s mission to Southern Africa

4 May 2017

It is a great pleasure to have been able to come to Lesotho and Malawi for my first significant visit to Southern Africa. Malawi has been an extraordinary opportunity for us to look and see what we’re doing in relation to ending early marriage, and also what we are doing to attack anti-corruption.

Guyana to reform oil laws and gain wealth fund with Commonwealth support

2 May 2017

New oil discoveries off the coast of Guyana mean the country is poised to become a major new petroleum producer in the coming years.

Commonwealth election observers to go to The Bahamas for first time

1 May 2017

A former foreign minister from Ghana, Hanna Tetteh, will lead a team of Commonwealth election observers to The Bahamas for the country’s general election later this month.

Invest in health care, UK-East African summit told

28 April 2017

Deputy Secretary-General Josephine Ojiambo has urged the UK’s East African diaspora to work together to improve health care in the region. Dr Ojiambo, herself a Kenyan, told the 2nd UK-East African Healthcare Summit in London that as a physician she was heartened by in the diaspora’s commitment to make health a priority.

Malawi president champions Commonwealth programmes

28 April 2017

The president of Malawi, Peter Mutharika, has reaffirmed his commitment to the Commonwealth, pledging to support its initiatives on youth, women’s empowerment, entrepreneurship, child marriage, domestic violence and climate change.

Lesotho politicians commit to pre-election peace pact

27 April 2017

Political parties in Lesotho have agreed to sign a pre-election peace pledge as Commonwealth Secretary-General Patricia Scotland completes her four-day mission in the country.