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Commonwealth to observe elections in Pakistan

16 July 2018

The Secretary-General will deploy a Commonwealth group to observe the forthcoming general elections in Pakistan, scheduled for 25 July.

Condolences and solidarity for people affected by bombing in Pakistan

16 July 2018

The Secretary-General of the Commonwealth, Patricia Scotland, strongly condemns the bomb attack which took place on 13 July during an election rally in the Mastung district of the Pakistan province of Balochistan.

Commonwealth to observe Zimbabwe Elections

16 July 2018

John Dramani Mahama, former president of Ghana, will lead a Commonwealth group to observe Zimbabwe’s general elections on 30 July. Zimbabwe is not a member of the Commonwealth.  It withdrew from the organisation in 2003 after it was suspended for being in breach of the Harare Declaration, which sets out the Commonwealth’s core principles and values.

Commonwealth Secretary-General to participate in second Oceans Forum in Geneva

13 July 2018

Commonwealth Secretary-General Patricia Scotland will participate in a high level United Nations forum to find sustainable ways for millions of people to make a living from the world's oceans.

Believe in us, young entrepreneurs urge

13 July 2018

We just need someone to believe in us. This was the impassioned plea of established and aspiring youth entrepreneurs who joined experts and opinion shapers from across the globe to have frank discussions on boosting youth employment in Sub-Saharan Africa.

New toolkit reviews Barbados’s climate change and energy laws

13 July 2018

An innovative new toolkit has been piloted in Barbados to support lawmakers in assessing national laws and outlining reforms towards implementing the Paris Agreement on climate change.

Blog: Advancing access to higher education for youth workers

13 July 2018

Youth make up 60 per cent of the 2.4 billion citizens of the Commonwealth. But the potential of young people to drive social and economic progress is undermined by a lack of adequately trained youth workers to meet the growing demands of the youth sector.

Commonwealth advises Botswana on set-up of law reform unit

12 July 2018

A team of Commonwealth experts has been working with the government of Botswana to improve its legal system.

Commonwealth Association probes CHOGM outcomes and actions

11 July 2018

The Commonwealth Association’s annual general meeting brought academics, journalists, high commissioners and officials together to reflect on the outcomes of the 2018 Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) and set priorities for the forthcoming 2020 meeting.

Secretary-General arrives in South Africa for youth unemployment dialogue

11 July 2018

Commonwealth Secretary-General Patricia Scotland is travelling to Johannesburg, South Africa for a dialogue on youth employment. She will join policy makers from across the globe to explore solutions to worryingly high levels of youth unemployment in the Sub-Saharan region.