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Australia commits $1.5m to Commonwealth Election Professionals Initiative

Release date 15 May 2017

The Government of Australia has signed a AU$1.5m funding agreement with the Commonwealth Secretariat for an initiative to strengthen electoral good practices in Commonwealth member countries.

Health Ministers to call for sustainable financing mechanisms

Release date 9 May 2017

Commonwealth Health Ministers will gather for their annual meeting in Geneva on 21 May 2017, on the eve of the 70th World Health Assembly.

Commonwealth election observers issue statement on arrival in The Bahamas

Release date 6 May 2017

Commonwealth election observers in The Bahamas "will act impartially and independently”, the group’s chair has said.

Protect spaces for sport and promote physical activity, says report on global goals

Release date 5 April 2017

Protecting green spaces in towns and cities, ring-fencing school budgets for physical education, and empowering women and girls through sport, are among a set of policy prescriptions set out in a report on global goals published today.

Young entrepreneurs in West Africa join forces to boost trade and jobs

Release date 22 March 2017

Young entrepreneurs from Cameroon, Ghana, Nigeria and Sierra Leone have joined forces to form a new network to boost business growth and address youth unemployment.

Mentorship programme to empower Commonwealth young women

Release date 16 March 2017

Young women across the Commonwealth are set to benefit from a new initiative to help them acquire critical life skills and to progress in their careers.

Sri Lankan named Commonwealth Young Person of the Year 2017

Release date 15 March 2017

The co-founder of a foundation which supports minorities and marginalised communities in Sri Lanka has been named Commonwealth Young Person of the Year 2017.

Commonwealth Day Message by Her Majesty the Queen, Head of the Commonwealth

Release date 13 March 2017

This Commonwealth Day, a baton will set out from Buckingham Palace and begin a long and extraordinary journey.

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.

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