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Zimbabwe begins process to re-join Commonwealth; observers invited to July elections

21 May 2018

Zimbabwe has applied to re-join the Commonwealth. The proposal came in a letter dated 9 May to Secretary-General Patricia Scotland from Zimbabwe’s President Emmerson Mnangagwa.

Major health summit offers “springboard for action”

21 May 2018

At the 30th Commonwealth Health Ministers Meeting in Geneva, government representatives discussed a series of bold proposals

Introducing the Commonwealth Blue Charter

21 May 2018

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.

Supporting youth-led climate activism

21 May 2018

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.

Health Ministers set to agree on bold action to improve the lives of Commonwealth citizens

18 May 2018

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.

Warmest wishes to the bride and groom

18 May 2018

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.

Commonwealth toolkit to help countries implement SDGs

17 May 2018

African officials welcomed a new toolkit aimed at helping countries achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and other internationally-agreed targets.

International Day against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia 2018

17 May 2018

The Commonwealth Charter underscores our common commitment to the values of equality and respect for the protection and promotion of human rights.

Jamaica secures climate finance with Commonwealth support

17 May 2018

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.

Commonwealth Secretariat ‘international organisation daring to think outside the box’

16 May 2018

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.