The Commonwealth Secretariat is working with the Governments of Bangladesh, Fiji, Ghana, Jamaica, Kenya and Nigeria to encourage Commonwealth diasporas to save and invest in their family’s country of origin.
The launch of a report analysing youth work across 35 countries has been described as “a seminal moment in the Commonwealth’s youth work history”.
Officials from tax administrations across the Commonwealth have this week converged on Accra, Ghana for the 38th annual Commonwealth Association of Tax Administrators (CATA) conference. They are meeting under the theme of ‘Leveraging Technology to Enhance Revenue Administration’.
Commonwealth Secretary-General Patricia Scotland has promised to ramp up advocacy for the reform of development assistance rules which member states say are restricting aid to storm ravished countries in the Caribbean.
It was November 2014, and Grenada was already one month overdue in submitting its national report for the Universal Periodic Review under the UN Human Rights Council. I was the official responsible for ensuring the report was completed – so I was under pressure. One month after the deadline, I hadn’t begun collecting data or drafting the text.
Secretary-General Patricia Scotland praised the resilience and resolve of Antiguans and Barbudans as she attended an independence day celebration and visited a shelter for those affected by Hurricane Irma.
Secretary-General Patricia Scotland yesterday received Hakainde Hichilema, leader of the main opposition political party in Zambia, who paid a courtesy call on her at the Commonwealth Secretariat in London.
The launch of Rwanda’s first ever cricket stadium and its continuing efforts to use sport as part of the reconciliation process have been praised by the Commonwealth Secretary-General.
The President of Rwanda has reaffirmed his country’s commitment to the Commonwealth, and cited its increasing significance at a time of global uncertainty.
Ambassadors of Commonwealth countries in Geneva say the Secretariat’s Small States Office gives them a voice on the world stage.