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The Queen launches new Commonwealth Hub

Release date 9 June 2016

Her Majesty The Queen today launched a new Commonwealth Hub which will bring Commonwealth organisations together in the same location to create a collaborative, dynamic and innovative way of working.

Commonwealth to develop universal standards for ensuring quality education

Release date 7 June 2016

Commonwealth countries are set to benefit from a set of universal standards to improve quality in education, Dr Joanna Nurse, Head of Health and Education at the Commonwealth Secretariat, announced today.

‘21st century solutions’ needed to reduce number of poorest countries, says report

Release date 27 May 2016

New report notes the number of least developed countries (LDCs) has doubled, not fallen since the United Nations (UN) introduced the categorisation in 1971.

Governments focus on boosting health security in response to emerging threats

Release date 22 May 2016

Global efforts to achieve universal health coverage are put at risk by threats to national health systems including recent virus outbreaks such Ebola and Zika, as well as climate change, Commonwealth Health Ministers have warned.

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.