Secretary-General Patricia Scotland will convene the sixth Commonwealth Ministers for Public Service Forum, hosted by the Government of Malaysia, on Wednesday 17 August in Putrajaya, Malaysia.
Nominations are now open for the 2017 Commonwealth Youth Awards for Excellence in Development Work, which recognise outstanding young people who have made a significant impact in improving the lives and livelihoods of others.
To mark International Youth Day 2016, on 12 August, the first-ever Australian National Youth Development Index report has been launched with support from the Commonwealth Secretariat.
A spokesperson for the Commonwealth Observer Group to Zambia, Mr Kenneth Tsekoa, has urged the country’s people to play their part in ensuring peaceful and credible elections on Thursday 11 August 2016.
This week the Commonwealth is convening a meeting of banks, financial gurus and global regulators to explore its report on solutions to a problem that is threatening development in vulnerable economies.
Commonwealth governments will gather in Rio de Janeiro on the eve of the 2016 Summer Olympic Games to push for greater recognition of sport as a vehicle to deliver global development goals, such as on health and education.
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.
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.
This appalling terrorist attack adds Nice to the tragic list of cities that have lost too many innocent people to violent extremism.
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.