The sound of willow on leather is what the UK is famous for. The bat. The red ball. The whites. But today, a different kind of cricket. The Vatican XI versus a multi-faith Commonwealth team.
Commonwealth Secretary-General Patricia Scotland launched a new Commonwealth peacebuilding initiative at Lord’s cricket ground in London on 6 July.
The garden at Commonwealth headquarters was transformed into an innovation hub on 5 July as youth from across the globe shared their ideas for a better, brighter future with Prince Harry.
Recent research by the International Monetary Fund (IMF) has brought to light the significant macroeconomic impact of citizenship by investment programmes on many small states.
The Commonwealth’s hub for climate finance celebrated key milestones this week, including the mobilisation of £3.7 million for climate-vulnerable countries, with another £135 million in the pipeline.
A future generation of leaders has been learning how to give more than one billion young people across the Commonwealth a greater say in how their countries are run.
Representatives of government, diplomats, celebrities and religious leaders will help the Commonwealth kick-off a new cricket initiative next month. Dubbed Peace at the Crease, the programme will use the popularity of cricket as a tool to promote peace, bring communities together and support progress and development.
The Republic of Mauritius will share valuable marine protection know-how with other Commonwealth countries, using the Commonwealth Blue Charter as a platform to exchange best practices, collaborate on research, and carry out training workshops.
Officials from Commonwealth small states have completed a specially-designed course to strengthen their negotiation skills in international decision-making forums.
The president of the Seychelles, Danny Faure, has credited the Commonwealth for propelling his island country forward as an advocate for ocean issues and climate change.