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Secretary-General to visit Kenya

Release date 19 March 2018

Commonwealth Secretary-General Patricia Scotland will make her first official visit to Kenya later this week. During her two days in the country’s capital Nairobi, Secretary-General Scotland will meet President Uhuru Kenyatta, government ministers and Raila Odinga, the former prime minister.

Commonwealth Day Message by Her Majesty The Queen

Release date 10 March 2018

"We all have reason to give thanks for the numerous ways in which our lives are enriched when we learn from others. Through exchanging ideas, and seeing life from other perspectives, we grow in understanding..."

Commonwealth Day Message by the Secretary-General

Release date 10 March 2018

Never before in the history of our family of nations has there been such a remarkable season of gatherings as that heralded by Commonwealth Day 2018.

Observer group deployed to cover Sierra Leone elections

Release date 21 February 2018

Commonwealth observers will arrive in Sierra Leone next week in advance of the forthcoming general election on March 7.

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.