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Bringing education goals within reach

Release date 7 February 2018

Educational opportunities in Commonwealth countries should be transformed by a new framework being launched at the 20th Conference of Commonwealth Education Ministers (20CCEM) in Nadi, Fiji, 19 -23 February.

Kickstarter project supports Least Developed Countries

Release date 21 November 2017

Some of the Commonwealth’s poorest members are set to receive additional support related to their transition as they graduate from the UN’s Least Developed Countries (LDC) list of countries.

Nominations open for Commonwealth Youth Awards 2018

Release date 14 November 2017

Nominations are now open for the 2018 Commonwealth Youth Awards for Excellence in Development Work.

New law and climate change toolkit unveiled at COP23

Release date 7 November 2017

A new online resource that supports climate change law-making is to be unveiled at COP23 in Bonn this week. The Law and Climate Change Toolkit is aimed at government policy makers responsible for developing laws that help implement the Paris Agreement.

Commonwealth to observe general elections in Tonga

Release date 7 November 2017

Secretary-General Patricia Scotland will deploy a Commonwealth Observer Group to observe general elections in Tonga, scheduled for 16 November 2017. This follows a formal invitation from the Government of Tonga.

Secretary-General: ‘Let us not forget hurricane victims in the Caribbean’

Release date 31 October 2017

Secretary-General Patricia Scotland is urging the international community to keep devastated islands in the Caribbean high on its agenda as she heads to Antigua and Barbuda today.

Law Ministers Meeting ends with pledge to reform key legislation

Release date 23 October 2017

Commonwealth citizens are set to benefit from improved legal services in a range of areas as law ministers ended their meeting in The Bahamas with a package of agreements and pledges.

Law ministers summit to focus on law reform and technology

Release date 11 October 2017

The Commonwealth will unveil a package of legislative reform tools at its Law Ministers Meeting in Nassau, The Bahamas, from 16 to 19 October 2017.

Ministers to hear how harnessing innovation vital to tackling Commonwealth’s economic challenges

Release date 10 October 2017

Innovation will be at the centre of ways to tackle shared challenges facing Commonwealth countries when finance ministers, central bank governors, and senior finance officials meet this week in Washington DC.

Secretary-General “delighted” with Zambian opposition leader’s release

Release date 16 August 2017

The Secretary-General was responding to the news that Zambia’s Director of Public Prosecution (DPP) had decided to stay the treason case against the leader of the United Party for National Development