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Secretary-General: Commonwealth Summit will reinforce a true global partnership

Release date 13 March 2017

The 2018 Commonwealth Summit will cement the shared aims of good governance, sustainable growth, and inclusive social and economic development, Secretary-General Patricia Scotland said today.

Trade ministers pledge to harness Commonwealth advantage at historic meeting

Release date 10 March 2017

Commonwealth trade and investment ministers concluded their two-day meeting in London today with a commitment to make full use of the ‘Commonwealth advantage’ to boost trade within the 52-member bloc.

Peace in the home initiative to empower domestic violence survivors

Release date 8 March 2017

The Commonwealth launches new initiative to help member states bring down rates of domestic violence.

Peace-building is the theme for Commonwealth Day 2017

Release date 6 March 2017

On Monday 13 March, schools and communities in 52 countries will mark Commonwealth Day 2017.

Commonwealth to host inaugural Meeting of Trade Ministers

Release date 2 March 2017

Commonwealth Ministers responsible for trade, industry and investment will meet in London from 9-10 March to kick-start an ambitious ‘Agenda for Growth’ across the Commonwealth’s 52 member countries.

Finalists of 2017 Commonwealth Youth Awards announced

Release date 1 March 2017

Seventeen young change makers from 13 countries are in the running to be named Commonwealth Young Person of the Year at an awards ceremony held on 15 March at Marlborough House in London.

Commonwealth observer report on Zambia’s election released

Release date 19 December 2016

Commonwealth election observers have offered recommendations for strengthening Zambia’s electoral processes and political environment, in a report published today.

Commonwealth observers in Ghana issue interim statement on 2016 general elections

Release date 9 December 2016

As the people of Ghana await the final outcome of the elections, Chair of the Commonwealth Observer Group, Thabo Mbeki, commended the country for its role in ensuring the success of the electoral process so far.

Secretary-General commits Commonwealth ‘to eliminate the scourge of corruption’ at Transparency International lecture

Release date 8 December 2016

Secretary-General Patricia Scotland has told an audience at the Transparency International-UK Anti-Corruption Lecture 2016 in London that corruption ‘is a scourge which holds in thrall millions of our Commonwealth sisters and brothers, condemning them to servitude, poverty, disease, indignity and misery’.

New universal global guidelines for anti-corruption law

Release date 8 December 2016

The Commonwealth Secretariat, International Monetary Fund (IMF) and United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) have just published a new book which brings together guidance on how to tackle corruption.

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