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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.

Commonwealth report urges action to protect agriculture in small states

Release date 7 December 2016

Rising temperatures will have severe implications for crops, water and livestock in African small states if urgent measures aren’t taken, a new report has found.

Commonwealth offers plan to stave off ‘time bomb’ of government liabilities

Release date 5 December 2016

Commonwealth report warns that governments could be hit by huge unexpected pay-outs if steps are not taken to manage hidden liabilities in unfunded pensions, loan guarantees, disaster relief and other contingencies.

Commonwealth commits action to end violence against women

Release date 24 November 2016

The Commonwealth will chart a course to decrease violence against women - one of the biggest problems facing humanity - Secretary-General Patricia Scotland will tell experts tomorrow.

Ghanaian elections conduct must be ‘beyond reproach’ says Commonwealth

Release date 24 November 2016

The Commonwealth has urged political party leaders in Ghana to adhere to the country’s long tradition of delivering peaceful and credible elections, ahead of the presidential and parliamentary polls due on 7 December.

Resource-strapped countries need climate finance support

Release date 16 November 2016

The Secretary-General will speak at the high level segment of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change conference, COP22, on 17 November.

Small states struggling to tackle illegal trade of arms

Release date 10 November 2016

Small Commonwealth states have asked the Secretariat to help them tackle the illegal arms trade and implement the Arms Trade Treaty in a more effective way.

Social enterprise founder is named Commonwealth Youth Worker of the Year 2016

Release date 10 November 2016

Robin Lockhart, the founder of a social enterprise which supports at-risk teenagers and young adults through music and sport, has been named Commonwealth Youth Worker of the Year.

UK-India bilateral trade deal to boost UK’s exports by 2.6 billion

Release date 9 November 2016

A free trade agreement between the UK and India would increase trade between the countries by 25 per cent, new research undertaken by the Commonwealth shows.

8th Commonwealth Youth Parliament opens in British Columbia, Canada

Release date 9 November 2016

The 8th Commonwealth Youth Parliament has opened in British Columbia, Canada, hosted by the Legislative Assembly of British Columbia.