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Commonwealth countries hit by floods in South Asia

19 August 2017

On learning of the monsoon floods that have killed hundreds of people and displaced more than 16 million citizens across South Asia, Commonwealth Secretary-General Patricia Scotland has expressed her deep sorrow for those affected.

Commonwealth Secretary-General’s Africa tour

17 August 2017

Watch as she recounts her experiences of visiting Uganda, Zambia, Tanzania and Mozambique.

Blog: The Kazan Action Plan is set to overhaul sports policy

17 August 2017

To maximise the impact of sport at community level, new tactics are needed that mainstream sports policy into national development plans. The newly adopted Kazan Action Plan provides a game plan for governments to do this.

Commonwealth supports Jamaica to diversify its trade offer

16 August 2017

New opportunities for Jamaica to benefit from emerging markets and Brexit have been set out in two key publication by the Commonwealth Secretariat.

Commonwealth warns of climate change threat to Caribbean states

16 August 2017

Global warming could have a devastating impact on Caribbean countries, according to experts from the Commonwealth Secretariat and across the region.

Secretary-General “delighted” with Zambian opposition leader’s release

Release date 16 August 2017

The Secretary-General was responding to the news that Zambia’s Director of Public Prosecution (DPP) had decided to stay the treason case against the leader of the United Party for National Development

Commonwealth mourns for hundreds killed in Sierra Leone mudslide

15 August 2017

Commonwealth Secretary-General Patricia Scotland has expressed her shock and profound sadness following a deadly mudslide and heavy flooding in Sierra Leone.

Commonwealth Secretariat lauded for “positive changes”

15 August 2017

Mozambique’s President Filipe Nyusi has joined leaders across Africa to praise the Secretariat for the revamping and the renewed relevance of the Commonwealth.

Blog: Belize has a national trade policy within its sights

11 August 2017

Terrence Simfukwe is a trade adviser seconded to Belize’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade under the Hub and Spokes programme. Prior to his posting in 2016, he was principal economist for foreign trade in Zambia’s Ministry of Commerce, Trade and Industry. In this blog, Mr Simfukwe outlines Belize’s efforts to develop a national trade policy.

Tanzanian president reaffirms commitment to Commonwealth

11 August 2017

President John Magufuli has pledged to stand firmly behind new Commonwealth initiatives to boost trade, address climate change and support justice reform.