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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.

Participate in the Commonwealth’s Diaspora Investment Survey to help finance development in your home country

13 November 2017

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.

Launch of new report is “a seminal moment in the Commonwealth’s youth work history”

10 November 2017

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”.

Innovative technology on agenda for tax administrators

9 November 2017

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’.

Secretary-General pledges to challenge development assistance rules

6 November 2017

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.

Grenada: Commonwealth strengthens participation in the work of the Human Rights Council

2 November 2017

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. 

Hurricane Irma victims crying out for action on climate change

2 November 2017

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 commits to ongoing Zambia assistance

31 October 2017

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.

Rwanda’s use of sport in the post-genocide reconciliation process praised by Secretary-General

30 October 2017

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.

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