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Fight to prevent violence against women and girls steps up in Asia

20 November 2017

The fight to end violence against women and girls will be bolstered by the publication of a new guide offering support to judges across Asia.

‘Be bold, be ambitious’ Secretary-General poses the climate action challenge to young people

17 November 2017

Secretary-General Patricia Scotland has challenged the youth of the Commonwealth to tackle climate change through bold innovation.

Secretary-General statement on Nigerian suicide bombing

17 November 2017

Commonwealth Secretary-General Patricia Scotland today expressed her concern for the violence in Nigeria that saw 14 people killed in a suicide bombing in the north-eastern city of Maiduguri.

More countries must commit to tackle child marriage

16 November 2017

A coordinated response to tackle the scourge of child marriage has never been more pressing in the Commonwealth, where a child is married every 17 minutes.

New debt management software put through paces

16 November 2017

Debt managers from across the Commonwealth are currently in Pune, India, testing Meridian, the new debt management tool from the Secretariat.

Finance Access Hub ‘remarkable’

15 November 2017

Delegates to a side event on the Commonwealth Climate Finance Access Hub at COP23 in Bonn, Germany, have described the initiative as ‘remarkable’.

Secretary-General: ‘This change is real, and this change is now’

14 November 2017

Commonwealth Secretary-General Patricia Scotland has called for increased funding to help member states rebuild their countries after natural disasters.

Commonwealth observes elections in Tonga

14 November 2017

Commonwealth observers will oversee elections in Tonga for the first time this week.

Australia formally signs funding pledge to help tackle violent extremism

14 November 2017

Australia’s pledge to provide funding for the recently established Commonwealth initiative to counter violent extremism has been formally documented in a memorandum of understanding (MoU).

Young people are innovators, designers, and facilitators for clean energy solutions

13 November 2017

Ms. Shamoy Hajare is the founder and CEO of Jamaica School for Social Entrepreneurship (JSSE), and is passionate about the role of young people in strengthening the blue and green economies through enterprise development.