Secretary-General Patricia Scotland has congratulated the people of Belize on a successful referendum. They voted to refer to the International Court of Justice any legal claim of Guatemala against Belize relating to land, insular territories and any maritime areas.
Commonwealth ministers of health will meet this Sunday, 19 May in Geneva, Switzerland to discuss how to accelerate universal health coverage (UHC) in their countries, in order to safeguard vulnerable populations.
This event will reflect on the work carried out by Blue Charter Action Groups over the past year within the context of wider ocean issues.
The Commonwealth will be holding a regional consultation on ‘Harnessing Trade Policy for Global Integration’ for the Asia-Pacific region on 28-30 May in Singapore. It will be the first such consultation to bring together member countries from two Commonwealth regions – Asia and the Pacific.
A Commonwealth Observer Group (COG) deployed to observe a referendum in Belize has described the vote as “credible, transparent and inclusive”.
The Commonwealth will host a workshop in London on 24-25 June on natural resource sovereign wealth funds (NRSWF).
Members of the Commonwealth Connectivity Agenda’s (CCA) working group on regulatory connectivity will hold their first meeting on 15-16 May at The Grosvenor Hotel in London.
In commemorating the 70th Anniversary of the Commonwealth, the Commonwealth Small States Centre of Excellence in Malta has organised a debate titled: Effects of Climate Change on Small States: Race against time?
Botswana has launched its new five-year export strategy targeted at dynamic and sustainable economic growth, with the help of the Commonwealth.
Commonwealth Evaluation and Learning Week was held last week at the Secretariat’s headquarters in London where Secretary-General Patricia Scotland welcomed new recommendations to enhance the impact of the Commonwealth’s work towards sustainable development