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Commonwealth focus is on equitable laws to achieve gender equality

10 March 2019

High commissioners and women’s rights activists have joined Secretary-General Patricia Scotland to salute the unwavering courage of women in their struggle for equality. 

Commonwealth Day Message by Her Majesty The Queen, Head of the Commonwealth Her Majesty The Queen, Head of the Commonwealth

9 March 2019

Commonwealth Day has a special significance this year as we mark the 70th anniversary of the London Declaration, when nations of the Commonwealth agreed to move forward together as free and equal members.

Commonwealth Day Message by the Secretary-General Secretary-General

9 March 2019

At this time when multilateralism is under threat, and we see nationalism and narrow self-interest on the rise, the Commonwealth shines as a beacon of hope and promise, inspiring confidence in the benefits of international co-operation and collective action.

Commonwealth Day celebrated around the globe

9 March 2019

Celebrations and events will be held across the world on Monday 11 March to mark Commonwealth Day. The day will feature everything from street parties to church services, from democracy debates to fashion shows as 2.4 billion people in 53 Commonwealth countries celebrate the history and values that bind them together

Building the skills of women candidates in Malawi’s upcoming elections

7 March 2019

The Commonwealth has partnered with Malawi’s Ministry of Gender, Children, Disability and Social Welfare and the 50:50 Campaign Malawi to prepare women candidates for campaigning ahead of elections on 21 May.

Sustainability must remain the heart of the blue economy: Commonwealth

7 March 2019

The blue economy is about more than making money from the ocean, says the Commonwealth’s Head of Oceans and Natural Resources.

Commonwealth Youth Awards Ceremony 2019

13 March 2019

On 13 March, the Commonwealth Youth Award will recognise the exceptional contributions and enduring positive impact of young people from Asia, the Pacific, the Caribbean and Americas, Africa and Europe in London.

South Africa and UK to lead Commonwealth Digital Connectivity push

4 March 2019

South Africa and the United Kingdom will jointly lead a Commonwealth initiative to boost digital connectivity amongst member countries, it was announced today at Africa Tech Week.

Secretary-General: Promoting inclusive trade ‘key’ to economic prosperity

1 March 2019

Secretary-General Patricia Scotland has reaffirmed the Commonwealth’s collective commitment to an inclusive, fair and open rules-based multilateral trading system which drives growth, productivity, innovation and employability.

New Deputy Secretary-General appointed

28 February 2019

Commonwealth Secretary-General Patricia Scotland has announced the appointment of Dr Arjoon Suddhoo as Deputy Secretary-General with a broad remit working within the Commonwealth Secretariat at its Marlborough House headquarters in London.