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Ghana 2016 general election: ‘Credible, transparent and inclusive’ says Thabo Mbeki

11 April 2017

The Commonwealth Observer Group, which monitored the 2016 Ghana general election, has concluded that the process was conducted in a ‘largely peaceful and vibrant manner’.

Commonwealth assists Nigerian judiciary on tackling corruption

11 April 2017

Corruption is a problem no economy can choose to ignore. It is worth more than 5 per cent of global GDP (USD 2.6 trillion) and increases the cost of doing business by up to 10 per cent globally. At the same time, globalisation and advances in technology mean the laundered proceeds of crime can be quickly transformed and moved across borders and between jurisdictions.

Secretariat debt experts assist Lesotho

10 April 2017

Lesotho’s capacity to record and manage debt has been boosted by the secondment of two debt officers to work with the Commonwealth Secretariat’s expert team in London.

Podcast: Debate on corruption in elite sport and its impact on development

7 April 2017

Corruption in elite sport undermines grassroots efforts to transform lives and livelihoods, argued experts during the Second Commonwealth Debate on Sport and Sustainable Development.

Secretary-General pledges support for ‘Latimer House Principles’ style declaration on media freedom

5 April 2017

Commonwealth Secretary-General Patricia Scotland was speaking at the Institute of Commonwealth Studies Conference’s keynote Peter Lyons Memorial Lecture in London.

Commonwealth supports Mauritius civil service transformation

4 April 2017

A Commonwealth strategy to transform the civil service in Mauritius into a modern, technology-savvy institution has been approved by the country’s Cabinet.

Human rights central to the SDGs - UN High Commissioner

3 April 2017

The realisation of human rights is central to successfully achieving the Sustainable Development Goals, Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights told a Commonwealth audience in London last Friday.

Commonwealth countries ‘doing very well’ in human development

29 March 2017

The 2016 UNDP Human Development Report's lead author, Dr Selim Jahan, describes Commonwealth countries as “doing very well” in terms of human development.

Unlocking the door to women’s political leadership

29 March 2017

The Caribbean and Africa will be the first to benefit from action to get more women into political leadership, the Commonwealth Secretariat has announced.

A tribute to Nobel Laureate Sir Derek Walcott

25 March 2017

I would like to join with the government and people of Saint Lucia today to honour their son, and to celebrate his life and the immense contribution he has made to literature.