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Commonwealth to host inaugural Meeting of Trade Ministers

Release date 2 March 2017

Commonwealth Ministers responsible for trade, industry and investment will meet in London from 9-10 March to kick-start an ambitious ‘Agenda for Growth’ across the Commonwealth’s 52 member countries.

Finalists of 2017 Commonwealth Youth Awards announced

Release date 1 March 2017

Seventeen young change makers from 13 countries are in the running to be named Commonwealth Young Person of the Year at an awards ceremony held on 15 March at Marlborough House in London.

Commonwealth observer report on Zambia’s election released

Release date 19 December 2016

Commonwealth election observers have offered recommendations for strengthening Zambia’s electoral processes and political environment, in a report published today.

Commonwealth observers in Ghana issue interim statement on 2016 general elections

Release date 9 December 2016

As the people of Ghana await the final outcome of the elections, Chair of the Commonwealth Observer Group, Thabo Mbeki, commended the country for its role in ensuring the success of the electoral process so far.

Secretary-General commits Commonwealth ‘to eliminate the scourge of corruption’ at Transparency International lecture

Release date 8 December 2016

Secretary-General Patricia Scotland has told an audience at the Transparency International-UK Anti-Corruption Lecture 2016 in London that corruption ‘is a scourge which holds in thrall millions of our Commonwealth sisters and brothers, condemning them to servitude, poverty, disease, indignity and misery’.

New universal global guidelines for anti-corruption law

Release date 8 December 2016

The Commonwealth Secretariat, International Monetary Fund (IMF) and United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) have just published a new book which brings together guidance on how to tackle corruption.

Commonwealth report urges action to protect agriculture in small states

Release date 7 December 2016

Rising temperatures will have severe implications for crops, water and livestock in African small states if urgent measures aren’t taken, a new report has found.

Commonwealth offers plan to stave off ‘time bomb’ of government liabilities

Release date 5 December 2016

Commonwealth report warns that governments could be hit by huge unexpected pay-outs if steps are not taken to manage hidden liabilities in unfunded pensions, loan guarantees, disaster relief and other contingencies.

Commonwealth commits action to end violence against women

Release date 24 November 2016

The Commonwealth will chart a course to decrease violence against women - one of the biggest problems facing humanity - Secretary-General Patricia Scotland will tell experts tomorrow.

Ghanaian elections conduct must be ‘beyond reproach’ says Commonwealth

Release date 24 November 2016

The Commonwealth has urged political party leaders in Ghana to adhere to the country’s long tradition of delivering peaceful and credible elections, ahead of the presidential and parliamentary polls due on 7 December.

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