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President of Zambia and opposition leader agree to peaceful dialogue

Release date 9 August 2017

President Edgar Lungu and the opposition leader Hakainde Hichilema have agreed to engage in a peaceful dialogue to address the country’s political tensions.

Ministers pledge to mainstream youth priorities and address gap in financing

Release date 4 August 2017

Commonwealth governments have pledged to redouble efforts to “bridge the gap” in financing young people’s development, at the 9th Commonwealth Youth Ministers Meeting in Kampala.

Commonwealth youth work education consortium launches with 16 universities

Release date 2 August 2017

Leading universities around the world are joining a Commonwealth initiative aimed to improve access to certified courses in youth work.

Only a third of countries have national youth work policies, study finds

Release date 31 July 2017

Governments should do more to support youth workers by promoting their professional recognition, education and training, according to a new report by the Commonwealth Secretariat.

Uganda welcomes Commonwealth governments for historic youth meeting

Release date 28 July 2017

Commonwealth governments, development partners, youth leaders and stakeholders are expected to make an historic commitment to invest in young people – every country’s greatest resource – at a major summit in Uganda this week.

Urgent review needed of Papua New Guinea election, say Commonwealth observers

Release date 10 July 2017

A Commonwealth Observer Group has called for an urgent review into Papua New Guinea’s 2017 national elections.

Canada to Chair 2017 Commonwealth Finance Ministers Meeting

Release date 22 June 2017

Canada’s Minister of Finance, Bill Morneau, will chair the 2017 Commonwealth Finance Ministers Meeting (CFMM) in Washington, D.C., this October.

Commonwealth observers issue statement on arrival in Papua New Guinea

Release date 21 June 2017

Commonwealth election observers in Papua New Guinea will be “objective, independent and impartial”, the group’s chair has said.

Landmark St Kitts and Nevis youth policy to swing open doors of opportunity

Release date 14 June 2017

A new federal youth policy in St Kitts and Nevis will give young people greater access to education, employment and entrepreneurship opportunities.

Commonwealth Pacific report to shift paradigm on ocean governance

Release date 8 June 2017

A Commonwealth study on ocean governance in the Pacific offers ways to sustainably capitalise on the economic treasures of the ocean

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