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Commonwealth Day celebrated around the globe

9 March 2019

Celebrations and events will be held across the world on Monday 11 March to mark Commonwealth Day. The day will feature everything from street parties to church services, from democracy debates to fashion shows as 2.4 billion people in 53 Commonwealth countries celebrate the history and values that bind them together

Building the skills of women candidates in Malawi’s upcoming elections

7 March 2019

The Commonwealth has partnered with Malawi’s Ministry of Gender, Children, Disability and Social Welfare and the 50:50 Campaign Malawi to prepare women candidates for campaigning ahead of elections on 21 May.

Sustainability must remain the heart of the blue economy: Commonwealth

7 March 2019

The blue economy is about more than making money from the ocean, says the Commonwealth’s Head of Oceans and Natural Resources.

Commonwealth Youth Awards Ceremony 2019

13 March 2019

On 13 March, the Commonwealth Youth Award will recognise the exceptional contributions and enduring positive impact of young people from Asia, the Pacific, the Caribbean and Americas, Africa and Europe in London.

South Africa and UK to lead Commonwealth Digital Connectivity push

4 March 2019

South Africa and the United Kingdom will jointly lead a Commonwealth initiative to boost digital connectivity amongst member countries, it was announced today at Africa Tech Week.

Secretary-General: Promoting inclusive trade ‘key’ to economic prosperity

1 March 2019

Secretary-General Patricia Scotland has reaffirmed the Commonwealth’s collective commitment to an inclusive, fair and open rules-based multilateral trading system which drives growth, productivity, innovation and employability.

New Deputy Secretary-General appointed

28 February 2019

Commonwealth Secretary-General Patricia Scotland has announced the appointment of Dr Arjoon Suddhoo as Deputy Secretary-General with a broad remit working within the Commonwealth Secretariat at its Marlborough House headquarters in London.

Commonwealth is pioneer for small state disaster solutions

27 February 2019

Small states in the Commonwealth are ideally placed to benefit from the development of solutions which reduce the devastating impact of natural disasters, according to the Secretary-General Patricia Scotland.

Commonwealth observers share initial findings on Nigeria elections

25 February 2019

The Commonwealth Group observing Nigeria’s general election has concluded that despite difficulties faced during the vote, “for the most part, Nigerians had the opportunity to express their will and exercise their franchise.”

Commonwealth team observes polling day in Nigeria

24 February 2019

Millions of Nigerians turned out on Saturday 23 February to elect their President and National Assembly representatives, witnessed by Commonwealth election observers deployed around the country. In the lead up to election day, more than 72.7 million voters had collected their Personal Voting Cards required for voting from the Independent National Electoral Commission, amounting to 86.6 per cent of the registered electorate