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Commonwealth Special Envoy Ibrahim Gambari to visit Zambia

23 November 2017

The Commonwealth Secretary-General’s Special Envoy to Zambia, Prof Ibrahim Gambari, will travel to Zambia for a four-day visit from 23-27 November.

Energy access the key to escape poverty trap

23 November 2017

The Commonwealth Secretariat hosted the launch of UNCTAD’s The Least Developed Countries Report 2017: Transformational Energy Access yesterday at Marlborough House, London.

Secretary General’s concern grows after another deadly Nigerian bombing

23 November 2017

With news that at least 50 people were killed this week when a teenager suicide bomber attacked a mosque, Commonwealth Secretary-General Patricia Scotland has reiterated her concern regarding the continued use of violence by extremist groups in Nigeria.

Scholars represent ‘heritage and future of Commonwealth’

23 November 2017

Graduates of a scholarship programme build Commonwealth connection and advance development by deepening understanding of the principles of the Commonwealth Charter.

Countries commit to tackling child labour across borders

22 November 2017

Measures to eradicate child labour, modern slavery and human trafficking across the Commonwealth took a step forward at a major global conference in Argentina.

Kickstarter project supports Least Developed Countries

Release date 21 November 2017

Some of the Commonwealth’s poorest members are set to receive additional support related to their transition as they graduate from the UN’s Least Developed Countries (LDC) list of countries.

Tonga elections conducted peacefully, say observers

20 November 2017

Tonga’s national parliamentary elections were fair and peaceful, according to Commonwealth election observers.

Fight to prevent violence against women and girls steps up in Asia

20 November 2017

The fight to end violence against women and girls will be bolstered by the publication of a new guide offering support to judges across Asia.

‘Be bold, be ambitious’ Secretary-General poses the climate action challenge to young people

17 November 2017

Secretary-General Patricia Scotland has challenged the youth of the Commonwealth to tackle climate change through bold innovation.

Secretary-General statement on Nigerian suicide bombing

17 November 2017

Commonwealth Secretary-General Patricia Scotland today expressed her concern for the violence in Nigeria that saw 14 people killed in a suicide bombing in the north-eastern city of Maiduguri.