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New reports seek to unlock diaspora investment

7 September 2018

New research from the Commonwealth Secretariat highlights the potential role that diaspora communities in the United Kingdom can play in promoting the development of their countries of origin.

Pacific leaders urge reshaping of key trade programme

6 September 2018

Pacific leaders have urged the Commonwealth Secretariat to ‘reshape and extend’ the Hub and Spokes programme beyond its proposed closure in November 2018.

Secretary-General to meet Pacific leaders in Nauru

3 September 2018

The Commonwealth Secretary-General Patricia Scotland is in Nauru to meet leaders and other partners this week at the 49th Pacific Islands Forum (PIF) meeting.

Commonwealth joins effort to improve business prospects for young people in Pakistan

30 August 2018

Young people trying to start businesses in Pakistan face many hurdles, but that might be about to change.

Ask the Expert: Unlocking trade opportunities in the Commonwealth

24 August 2018

At the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) 2018, leaders committed themselves to the vision of increasing intra-Commonwealth trade to US$2 Trillion by 2030.

If Vanuatu can ban single-use plastics, so can other Commonwealth countries

22 August 2018

Cradled in the South Pacific, my home country Vanuatu is made mostly of ocean.  The Pacific covers 98% of the national jurisdiction. Here, some 280,000 Ni-Vanuatu like myself live simply off the land and sea.  We view the ocean as a living ‘bridge’ that connects islands and continents while sustaining life in all its forms.

‘Faith in the Commonwealth’ training praised by participants in Bangladesh

20 August 2018

“This training has ignited our spark in bringing positive changes to our communities,” says Saraban Tahura Zaman.

Condolences for Kerala Floods Victims

18 August 2018

The Commonwealth sends heartfelt condolences to the families of those who have died in the disastrous floods in Kerala, India.

Remembering Kofi Annan

18 August 2018

The Commonwealth mourns the death of Kofi Annan, a global giant who dedicated his life to promoting peace and democratic values across the world

Bangladesh’s Prime Minister hits “Peace at the Crease” for six

17 August 2018

The Bangladesh Prime Minister, Sheikh Hasina, has pledged “all her support” for the Commonwealth’s “Peace at the Crease” initiative plus more collaboration to encourage Commonwealth trade.