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Commonwealth leads the way at United Nations Oceans Conference

Release date 5 June 2017

Leaders from coastal nations and small island developing states from the Commonwealth will surf a wave of optimism this week at a major United Nations summit which aims to deliver on a global promise to conserve and sustainably manage the seas.

The Commonwealth to observe National Assembly elections in Lesotho

Release date 28 May 2017

Secretary-General, Patricia Scotland, will send observers to support Lesotho’s National Assembly elections scheduled for 3 June 2017.

Inaugural summit to boost trade among India and the Commonwealth

Release date 23 May 2017

Business leaders and high-level policymakers will join forces for the first India-Commonwealth Small and Medium Enterprises (SME) trade summit.

New phase for Hub and Spokes trade initiative which aids Africa, Caribbean and Pacific

Release date 22 May 2017

An innovative trade initiative which is expanding opportunities for business, employment and prosperity in African, Caribbean and Pacific countries will be extended to February 2019.

Sir Anand Satyanand leads Commonwealth election observer mission to Papua New Guinea

Release date 22 May 2017

The former Governor-General of New Zealand, Sir Anand Satyanand, will lead the Commonwealth Observer Group for the national elections taking place in Papua New Guinea in June-July 2017.

Health ministers commit to practical action on UHC

Release date 22 May 2017

Commonwealth health ministers concluded their one-day meeting on Sunday with agreements on universal health coverage, global security and violence prevention.

Commonwealth African countries to discuss priorities for reviving world trade

Release date 19 May 2017

Amid an unprecedented global trade slowdown, African policy-makers, negotiators and trade analysts will meet on 25-26 May 2017 in Mauritius to discuss priorities for reviving world trade and strengthening their trading capacity.

Commonwealth to unveil ‘revolutionary’ approach to climate change

Release date 16 May 2017

Some of the world’s leading environmental experts will meet at a Commonwealth conference this week to see how they can take forward an innovative strategy to reverse the human impact of climate change.

Australia commits $1.5m to Commonwealth Election Professionals Initiative

Release date 15 May 2017

The Government of Australia has signed a AU$1.5m funding agreement with the Commonwealth Secretariat for an initiative to strengthen electoral good practices in Commonwealth member countries.

Health Ministers to call for sustainable financing mechanisms

Release date 9 May 2017

Commonwealth Health Ministers will gather for their annual meeting in Geneva on 21 May 2017, on the eve of the 70th World Health Assembly.

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