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Commonwealth marks International Human Rights Day

13 December 2017

Forced labour, child labour and exploitation were all addressed at an event marking International Human Rights Day.

Collective action key to halting climate change damage

8 December 2017

Permanent and irreversible damage caused by climate change can only be tackled by collective action, Commonwealth Secretary-General Patricia Scotland has said.

Commonwealth Blue Charter to be put on world trade stage

8 December 2017

The Commonwealth Secretariat and the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) will join forces at the Ministerial Conference in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Women survivors must be at centre of fight against sexual violence

7 December 2017

The horror of sexual violence in conflict must be challenged by educating women about their human rights and empowering men and boys as champions against such abuses, says leading women's rights activist Dr Denis Mukwege.

Commonwealth to map progress on education goals

7 December 2017

A new Commonwealth report could help put member states on track to ensuring every child has access to good quality education, Commonwealth expert Nasir Kazmi announced today.

Hate speech, and how to deal with it

7 December 2017

Training for youth leaders aimed at countering violent radicalisation among young people will be delivered next week, 11-15 December, at Marlborough House, London.

President of Cyprus parliament visits Marlborough House

6 December 2017

The president of the Cypriot parliament, Demetris Syllouris, has paid a courtesy call to the Secretary-General Patricia Scotland at the headquarters of the Commonwealth Secretariat in London.

Increased recognition of older people ‘a milestone’ on road to realising their potential

4 December 2017

Increased recognition of the human rights of older people will enable them to reach their full potential.

Kiribati welcomes support to make health services more resilient

1 December 2017

The Government of Kiribati has welcomed the Commonwealth’s support as it works to strengthen its health system.

Law reform agencies ‘set the pace for reform’

1 December 2017

Law reform agencies are vital in setting the pace for law reform and also challenging law makers. That was one of the key messages at the 2017 Annual Conference of the Association of Law Reform Agencies of Eastern and Southern Africa (ALRAESA), held in Nairobi, Kenya, with the theme Role of Law Reform Agencies in Emerging Democracies.