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Small states must be part of financial rule-making, says Seychelles

Release date 12 May 2016

Small states including those with financial services industries should play a greater role in the development of global financial rules, Seychelles’ Vice President, Danny Faure, told the Fourth Global Biennial Conference earlier today.

Commonwealth pledges to partner against corruption at London Summit

Release date 12 May 2016

The Commonwealth stands “shoulder to shoulder” with all those committed to calling time on corruption - Secretary-General Patricia Scotland, Anti-Corruption Summit, 12 May 2016.

Commonwealth observers report on St Vincent and the Grenadines 2015 election

Release date 12 May 2016

Commonwealth election observers made a series of recommendations following St Vincent and the Grenadines's recent parliamentary elections, in a report published today.

‘Business as usual’ approach in Caribbean will see debt soar - Commonwealth report

Release date 12 May 2016

On its current development path, the Caribbean in 2050 will face unmanageable debt, poor growth, and greater socio-economic problems warns a Commonwealth report.

President of Nigeria calls for concerted action against corruption at Commonwealth conference

Release date 11 May 2016

President Muhammadu Buhari of Nigeria has called for an effective international initiative to deal with cross-border corruption and facilitate the return of stolen assets.

The Commonwealth brings together global leaders for anti-corruption conference

Release date 11 May 2016

Commonwealth Secretary-General Patricia Scotland today rallied global support for the fight against corruption in all its forms at a high-level conference.

Commonwealth/UNCTAD seminar to confront challenges facing ocean economy

Release date 9 May 2016

Preserving marine biodiversity, conserving fishing stocks and tackling the effects of climate change are some of the key topics to be addressed at a two-day seminar (10-12 May) in Geneva.

New design studio to transform leather industry in Eastern and Southern Africa

Release date 9 May 2016

Leather producers in Eastern and Southern Africa have traditionally exported raw hides, bringing in a limited income but a new design studio that opens today in Mombasa, Kenya promises to increase the value of the leather market.

Commonwealth small states conference affords opportunity to map out a better future

Release date 9 May 2016

Trade, debt and accessing financing to help small states achieve Agenda 2030 for Sustainable Development are a few of the priority issues small states and development partners will tackle this week in Seychelles.