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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.

Commonwealth project to boost the number of Tanzanian women leaders

Release date 21 June 2016

Tanzanian citizens will be the first to benefit from a Commonwealth-wide initiative to put more women at the helm of public and private sector organisations.

Electoral commissions head to Trinidad and Tobago for Commonwealth conference

Release date 17 June 2016

The heads of election commissions from across the Commonwealth will gather in Trinidad and Tobago next week for a major international conference aimed at advancing good practices and principles for elections.

Commonwealth observers issue recommendations following Tanzania elections

Release date 17 June 2016

The independent Commonwealth Observer Group has issued a report on the United Republic of Tanzania’s general elections of October 2015, which includes recommendations to boost the independence of electoral commissions in both Zanzibar and the mainland.

Kenyan Chief Justice Mutunga appointed as Commonwealth Secretary-General’s Special Envoy to Maldives

Release date 16 June 2016

Dr Willy Mutunga, Chief Justice of Kenya, will take up the role of the Secretary-General’s Special Envoy to Maldives.

India offers fully-funded training courses to Commonwealth citizens

Release date 16 June 2016

The Government of India is giving Commonwealth citizens the opportunity to attend fully-funded training courses across a range of areas, including rural development, IT, telecommunications and renewable energy, in association with the Commonwealth Secretariat.