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Supercharging economic development through South-South collaboration

29 September 2018

Commonwealth Secretary-General Patricia Scotland today signed a new agreement with the United Nations Office for South-South Cooperation (UNOSSC) in the margins of the United General Assembly in New York.

Commonwealth ministers set out plan for implementation of leaders’ mandates

29 September 2018

Foreign affairs ministers have reiterated their commitment to work with the Commonwealth Secretariat to deliver the range of initiatives agreed at the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) in April this year.

Commonwealth civil society discussion series kicks off in Geneva

28 September 2018

Challenges, good practices and how to improve the civil society space were the centre of discussions amongst delegates from Commonwealth countries and civil society organisations, during a gathering held in the margins of the 39th session of the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva.

Commonwealth ministers stand resolute with Guyana on territorial controversy

27 September 2018

Commonwealth ministers have reiterated their unequivocal and collective support for the maintenance of the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Guyana and its unimpeded right to the development of the entirety of its territory for the benefit of its people.

Commonwealth tackles challenges of Industry 4.0

27 September 2018

While the digital revolution has brought about unprecedented opportunities for global trade, developing countries and small states in the Commonwealth still face some key challenges linked to e-commerce.

Commonwealth family demonstrates power of multilateralism, says Secretary-General

26 September 2018

Set against the backdrop of New York’s famous skyline, the world stage of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) opened this week with a passionate call to support multilateralism

Ask the expert: The price tag of violence against women and girls

26 September 2018

Globally, the World Health Organisation estimates that one in three women experience either physical or sexual violence during their lifetime.

Commonwealth countries back rules-based global trade

25 September 2018

Commonwealth members in the World Trade Organisation (WTO) agreed that despite their rich diversity, including in levels of development, they are united in recognising the importance of the rules-based multilateral system as a common good

New diplomats hail “Commonwealth camaraderie” at London induction

24 September 2018

Recently–arrived diplomats have reaffirmed the Commonwealth’s reputation as a platform through which officials from diverse countries can engage with each other in a spirit of comradeship and collaboration. 

International Trade Centre and Commonwealth Secretariat join forces to boost trade

24 September 2018

The International Trade Centre (ITC) and the Commonwealth Secretariat will today sign a new agreement to encourage the establishment and growth of small and medium sized businesses, including those owned by women and young people.

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