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Commonwealth to observe Zambia’s general elections and referendum

Release date 27 July 2016

The Commonwealth will observe the upcoming general elections and national referendum in Zambia scheduled for 11 August 2016. The former President of the United Republic of Tanzania, Jakaya Mrisho Kikwete, will lead the Commonwealth Observer Group.

Secretary-General joins top academics to define ‘responsible university’

Release date 27 July 2016

The Secretary-General will challenge universities to increase the number of scholarships they make available to Commonwealth students when she speaks at a universities conference tomorrow in Ghana.

Commonwealth Secretary-General expresses sympathy and solidarity with the Government and people of France

Release date 15 July 2016

This appalling terrorist attack adds Nice to the tragic list of cities that have lost too many innocent people to violent extremism.

Action on gender equality core to success of the Commonwealth, says Secretary-General

Release date 13 July 2016

Patricia Scotland will argue action on gender equality and women’s empowerment is “core to the success of the Commonwealth” at this Thursday’s Women Leaders’ Summit.

Secretary-General appoints Ibrahim Gambari of Nigeria as Special Adviser for Zambian elections

Release date 11 July 2016

Secretary-General Patricia Scotland has announced Professor Ibrahim Gambari as her Special Adviser on Political Dialogue to support the Electoral Commission of Zambia.

Commonwealth Secretary-General heads to Caribbean for CARICOM summit

Release date 1 July 2016

Climate change, indebtedness, protecting migrant remittances and banking systems, and the consequences of Britain’s exit from the EU on small and vulnerable economies are priority concerns for the Secretary-General at CARICOM Conference.

Commonwealth election observers head to Nauru, led by former President of Kiribati

Release date 1 July 2016

Former President of Kiribati Anote Tong led a team of Commonwealth election observers to Nauru for the country’s general elections, scheduled for 9 July 2016.

Indian firms to boost trade links through new Commonwealth association

Release date 30 June 2016

Small and medium enterprises in India stand to gain from enhanced trade links with emerging markets across the globe, through a new Commonwealth business association launched today in New Delhi.

Commonwealth launches legal resource on violence against women

Release date 28 June 2016

The Commonwealth will launch the first ever resource in East Africa to provide legal benchmarks on dealing with cases of violence against women.

Compendium of good practice caps Commonwealth Electoral Network conference

Release date 24 June 2016

Electoral commissions from thirty-nine countries have welcomed the announcement of a new Commonwealth compendium of good practice to assist member countries in delivering fair, credible and inclusive elections.