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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).

Red Wednesday and a Commonwealth united against religious hatred

25 November 2016

A campaign to recognise those persecuted or killed in acts of religious hatred saw both sides of the frontage of the UK Houses of Parliament illuminated in red this week.

‘We will bring down rates of violence against women’ Commonwealth chief lays out plan to tackle gender-based violence

24 November 2016

As the world marks the UN’s International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, I stand with millions of men and women around the world to say NO to violence! We will not accept that violence is a part of culture. We reject any suggestions that women and girls are mere possessions to be used and abused.