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Virtual school assembly for Commonwealth Day

12 March 2018

Students aged 7 to 14 today made their voices heard by joining a virtual school assembly, designed to promote their understanding of the Commonwealth and to help them develop their public speaking skills.

Commonwealth Day 2018: Towards a Common Future

11 March 2018

From Samoa to Canada, fifty-three countries unite under one flag today to commemorate Commonwealth Day under the 2018 theme of ‘Towards a Common Future’.

Commonwealth Day Message by Her Majesty The Queen

Release date 10 March 2018

"We all have reason to give thanks for the numerous ways in which our lives are enriched when we learn from others. Through exchanging ideas, and seeing life from other perspectives, we grow in understanding..."

Commonwealth Day Message by the Secretary-General

Release date 10 March 2018

Never before in the history of our family of nations has there been such a remarkable season of gatherings as that heralded by Commonwealth Day 2018.

International Women’s Day 2018: ‘Progress for Women and the Vote in the Commonwealth’

9 March 2018

To commemorate International Women’s Day, the Commonwealth’s Gender Section hosted an event at Marlborough House entitled ‘Progress for Women and the Vote in the Commonwealth’.

Sierra Leone election observer group declares vote “credible and transparent”

8 March 2018

As the ballot count continues to determine the result of Sierra Leonne’s general election, the Commonwealth Observer Group (COG) today held a press conference in the capital Freetown and released an interim statement.

Polls open in Sierra Leone elections

7 March 2018

Voting is now under way in Sierra Leone as the West African nation elects presidential, parliamentary and local government leaders to serve for the next five years.

Death toll mounts after Papua New Guinea quake

6 March 2018

Commonwealth Secretary-General Patricia Scotland has expressed her solidarity and concern at the devastation and loss of life caused by last week’s 7.5 magnitude earthquake in Papua New Guinea’s remote highlands.

Sierra Leone observer group prepares for election day

5 March 2018

With just a few days to go before Sierra Leone holds general elections, Commonwealth observers have visited cities and towns across the West Africa country.

Parliamentarians discuss Commonwealth collaboration

2 March 2018

Secretary-General Patricia Scotland was part of a lively panel discussion at the Commonwealth Parliamentarian’s Forum in Church House Conference Centre, Westminster, this week.