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Commonwealth focus on economic cost of violence against women and girls

11 September 2017

A project to raise awareness of the economic cost of violence against women and girls in the Commonwealth has been launched.

Secretary-General welcomes Forum Leaders call for assistance in Apia, Samoa

11 September 2017

Commonwealth Secretary General Patricia Scotland has ended a visit to Apia in Samoa where she met all Commonwealth heads of delegation and other partners attending the 48th Pacific Islands Forum.

Commonwealth Special Envoy Ibrahim Gambari arrives in Zambia

8 September 2017

The Commonwealth Secretary-General’s Special Envoy to Zambia, Prof Ibrahim Gambari, has arrived in Lusaka for a one-week visit

Secretary-General calls for coordinated response to Hurricane Irma

8 September 2017

Secretary-General Patricia Scotland has stressed the need for coordination and swift action to support victims of Hurricane Irma.

Agreement on healthcare signed with Pacific Community

8 September 2017

An agreement signed today in Apia, Samoa will strengthen cooperation between the Commonwealth Secretariat and the Pacific Community on healthcare.

Secretary-General’s statement on Hurricane Irma

7 September 2017

The Commonwealth family will stand by those affected by “apocalyptic” Hurricane Irma, Secretary-General Patricia Scotland said in statement today.

Papua New Guinea receives report of the Commonwealth Observer Group

7 September 2017

The Prime Minister of Papua New Guinea, Peter O’Neil, has formally received the Commonwealth Observer Group report on the 2017 election, held in June-July.

Action on oceans in advance of the Pacific Islands Forum

7 September 2017

The Secretary-General and a team of specialists from the Commonwealth are in Apea, Samoa, to attend meetings in advance of the Pacific Islands Forum Leaders’ Meeting

Pacific study recommends ways to achieve sustainable development by 2050

6 September 2017

Pacific states have a strong foundation on which to build to ensure they are on a path towards sustainable development by 2050, according to a report by the Commonwealth Secretariat.

Tackling climate change in Mauritius

4 September 2017

This year the Commonwealth’s Climate Finance Access Hub began deploying experts to ministries of finance and environment to help developing countries access the billions of dollars pledged for effective climate action.