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Commonwealth Ministers pledge four-point plan to empower women

Release date 9 September 2016

Women affairs ministers at a high-level Commonwealth meeting have promised to take action to end gender discrimination and violence.

Global roll out of “essential tool” to achieve gender justice

Release date 9 September 2016

Ministers and lawmakers at the Commonwealth Women’s Affairs Ministers Meeting today received a “cutting-edge” resource to help beef-up East African laws that protect women against violence.

Gender inequality “greatest hindrance” to development

Release date 8 September 2016

The under-representation of women and increasing gender inequalities must be reversed if sustainable development goals are to be met, according to the Commonwealth at the Women’s Affairs Ministerial Meeting in Apia.

Concern over Brexit in vulnerable Commonwealth states

Release date 30 August 2016

Key industries in some Commonwealth nations could take massive hits if appropriate steps aren’t taken following the UK’s departure from the EU. The forecast over so-called Brexit comes from policy experts’ analysis in two new research papers published by the Commonwealth Secretariat.

Commonwealth Secretary-General wraps up Malaysia visit, promotes good governance

Release date 24 August 2016

Secretary-General Patricia Scotland concluded her first official visit to Asia on Tuesday, as part of a global Commonwealth drive to promote innovation in public service, good governance and human rights.

Secretary-General visits Asia to promote innovation and integrity in public service

Release date 14 August 2016

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.

Search on to find the Commonwealth young person of the year

Release date 12 August 2016

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.

Australia youth development index shines a spotlight on nation’s young people

Release date 11 August 2016

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.

Commonwealth Observer Group calls for peaceful elections in Zambia

Release date 10 August 2016

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.