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“Raise your voice to make a mark” say Queen’s Young Leaders

26 June 2018

Youth perspectives are key to finding solutions to most of the big challenges facing countries of the Commonwealth – and the Commonwealth collaboration and innovation can accelerate global progress towards a fairer, safer and more inclusive world.

Zimbabwe blast must not interfere with democratic freedoms says Commonwealth spokesperson

25 June 2018

Our thoughts are with the people of Zimbabwe. We are deeply saddened to hear of the loss of life and injuries caused by the attack, and wish all who have been hurt or affected in any way a speedy recovery.

Small countries make big progress with trade

22 June 2018

Terrence Simfukwe is a trade adviser seconded to Belize’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade. He’s there as part of the Hub and Spokes Programme. The programme provides trade experts to national ministries and regional trade organisations in the African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) group of states. Prior to his posting in 2016, he was principal economist for foreign trade in Zambia’s Ministry of Commerce, Trade and Industry. Here he outlines Belize’s efforts to develop a national trade policy.

Antigua and Barbuda: Destined for climate finance success

18 June 2018

The reality is that small and vulnerable states encounter well-documented challenges in accessing international climate finance. The most notable is the complex funding landscape, which has a number of actors and complex procedures.

Human rights and trade support set to expand for small states

18 June 2018

Human rights and trade work for Commonwealth small states is set to be expanded following the funding of new experts.

Global recognition for Commonwealth’s countering violent extremism efforts

15 June 2018

The Commonwealth has pledged to work with member countries to identify best practices and tools to counter violent extremism. These include making it more difficult to use the internet for terrorist purposes and challenging hate speech online with positive narratives.

Caribbean authorities pledge to intensify fight against corruption

14 June 2018

The Commonwealth Caribbean Association of Integrity Commissions and Anti-Corruption Bodies issued a joint statement after a week-long meeting in Turks and Caicos.

Trade among Least Developed Countries set to be boosted following historic WTO collaboration

13 June 2018

Least Developed Countries are set to benefit from an agreement that unites the work of the Commonwealth and the World Trade Organization (WTO) to boost commerce. Commonwealth Secretary-General Patricia Scotland today signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the trade body’s Enhanced Integrated Framework, during a two-day summit at the WTO headquarters in Geneva.

Scholarships on offer to Commonwealth member states

13 June 2018

Malta is allocating the oceanography grants through the Commonwealth Small States Centre of Excellence (CSSCE). They will fund a one-week course in operational oceanography for blue growth.

Commonwealth reaches out to African countries with new debt management tech

12 June 2018

New cutting edge technology, developed by the Commonwealth, could help governments in Eastern and Southern Africa to manage their debt.