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‘In uncertain times we can learn from our Commonwealth family’ says Rwanda president

30 October 2017

The President of Rwanda has reaffirmed his country’s commitment to the Commonwealth, and cited its increasing significance at a time of global uncertainty.

Spotlight on Geneva: Small states trade project ‘vital for recovery and economic development’

26 October 2017

Ambassadors of Commonwealth countries in Geneva say the Secretariat’s Small States Office gives them a voice on the world stage. 

Commonwealth statement on Kenya elections

25 October 2017

A Commonwealth spokesperson said, "We are sending a mission to Kenya. Commonwealth staff are already on the ground. Commonwealth Secretary-General Patricia Scotland is clear that whatever the position, we will need peaceful dialogue and having friends of Kenya in situ will help to ensure that happens."

The Tripartite Free Trade Area Negotiations: Lessons Learned

23 October 2017

Racheal Kemigisha is a trade adviser working with the Hub and Spokes programme based in Zambia at the Common Market for Eastern Africa, East African Community (COMESA). Rachael outlines the lessons learnt from negotiations, taking a look at the Tripartite Free Trade Area Agreement.

Advisory Body sets out steps to quantify the role of sport in advancing sustainable development

20 October 2017

Improving government data collection and protecting human rights will help maximise the role that sport can play in sustainable development.

Legalities of seabed mining explored by new working group

19 October 2017

An expert group of international lawyers specialising in oceans law met at Marlborough House to discuss key legal issues relating to seabed mining in international waters, a frontier industry attracting interest as a result of the increase in global demand for metals.

Law ministers explore legislation to fight terrorism

19 October 2017

Commonwealth law ministers and attorneys-general turned their attention to the fight against terrorism as they neared the end of their summit in The Bahamas.

Online legal resource unveiled at Commonwealth Law Ministers Meeting

17 October 2017

A comprehensive legal resource that will help countries strengthen existing laws and create new legislations was unveiled at a major ministerial conference today.

National Workshop on Trade in Services: Kingston, Jamaica

17 October 2017

Forty-four (44) government officials and private sector representatives, including 30 women and 14 men participated in a Trade in Services Workshop held from 26 – 27 September 2017, in Kingston, Jamaica.

Commonwealth finance ministers urged to change rules to make it easier to access funds

16 October 2017

In a powerful intervention at the Commonwealth Finance Ministers Meeting (CFMM) in Washington DC, the prime minister of Saint Lucia called for the rules to be changed so countries affected by natural disasters could access funds more quickly.