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Commonwealth observes elections in Tonga

14 November 2017

Commonwealth observers will oversee elections in Tonga for the first time this week.

Nominations open for Commonwealth Youth Awards 2018

Release date 14 November 2017

Nominations are now open for the 2018 Commonwealth Youth Awards for Excellence in Development Work.

Australia formally signs funding pledge to help tackle violent extremism

14 November 2017

Australia’s pledge to provide funding for the recently established Commonwealth initiative to counter violent extremism has been formally documented in a memorandum of understanding (MoU).

Young people are innovators, designers, and facilitators for clean energy solutions

13 November 2017

Ms. Shamoy Hajare is the founder and CEO of Jamaica School for Social Entrepreneurship (JSSE), and is passionate about the role of young people in strengthening the blue and green economies through enterprise development.

Participate in the Commonwealth’s Diaspora Investment Survey to help finance development in your home country

13 November 2017

The Commonwealth Secretariat is working with the Governments of Bangladesh, Fiji, Ghana, Jamaica, Kenya and Nigeria to encourage Commonwealth diasporas to save and invest in their family’s country of origin.

Launch of new report is “a seminal moment in the Commonwealth’s youth work history”

10 November 2017

The launch of a report analysing youth work across 35 countries has been described as “a seminal moment in the Commonwealth’s youth work history”.

Innovative technology on agenda for tax administrators

9 November 2017

Officials from tax administrations across the Commonwealth have this week converged on Accra, Ghana for the 38th annual Commonwealth Association of Tax Administrators (CATA) conference.  They are meeting under the theme of ‘Leveraging Technology to Enhance Revenue Administration’.

New law and climate change toolkit unveiled at COP23

Release date 7 November 2017

A new online resource that supports climate change law-making is to be unveiled at COP23 in Bonn this week. The Law and Climate Change Toolkit is aimed at government policy makers responsible for developing laws that help implement the Paris Agreement.

Commonwealth to observe general elections in Tonga

Release date 7 November 2017

Secretary-General Patricia Scotland will deploy a Commonwealth Observer Group to observe general elections in Tonga, scheduled for 16 November 2017. This follows a formal invitation from the Government of Tonga.

Secretary-General pledges to challenge development assistance rules

6 November 2017

Commonwealth Secretary-General Patricia Scotland has promised to ramp up advocacy for the reform of development assistance rules which member states say are restricting aid to storm ravished countries in the Caribbean.