At the 30th Commonwealth Health Ministers Meeting in Geneva, government representatives discussed a series of bold proposals
In August 2017, Jeff Ardron, Ocean Governance Adviser at the Commonwealth Secretariat, reported on the first High-level Pacific Blue Economy Conference, in Fiji: “The ‘Blue Economy’ is a term that appears to have been invented independently by both Pacific Islanders and the colourful German entrepreneur Günter Pauli.
Karuna Rana is from Mauritius, an island state in the Indian Ocean. It is one of the Commonwealth’s small and vulnerable members. Ms Rana and other young people from those countries understand better than anyone else on earth, the threat of global warming.
Tackling preventable diseases, funding universal healthcare and guaranteeing cervical cancer screening for girls are among the topics that will be addressed by Commonwealth ministers at a major health summit.
Young people from the 53 member countries of the Commonwealth wish Prince Harry and Meghan Markle a long and happy marriage, lighting the way to a bright and exciting future for the Commonwealth.
African officials welcomed a new toolkit aimed at helping countries achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and other internationally-agreed targets.
The Commonwealth Charter underscores our common commitment to the values of equality and respect for the protection and promotion of human rights.
Jamaica received a US$0.6 million grant to fund REDD+ readiness actions as part of its Forest Policy, through the support of the Commonwealth Climate Finance Access Hub.
Nigeria’s foreign minister, Geoffrey Onyeama, has praised the leadership of Commonwealth Secretary-General Patricia Scotland and the work being carried out by the Secretariat.
Key talks are underway in Botswana to shape a new programme that will support trade in Africa through technical assistance and capacity-building.