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Secretary-General highlights challenges posed by trade fragmentation

24 July 2017

Trade governance structures must be “fit for purpose” to address the changing global landscape and benefit Commonwealth member countries, Secretary-General Patricia Scotland has said.

Bahamian prime minster praises "very, very progressive" Commonwealth Secretary-General

20 July 2017

In a wide ranging discussion, the prime minister spoke about ways in which the Commonwealth could help The Bahamas, especially around protecting marine life and marine conservation.

Bahamas gospel choir rocks Commonwealth London headquarters

18 July 2017

Commonwealth high commissioners and staff were recently treated to a powerful performance from the multi-award winning Bahamas gospel group, Shaback.

Commonwealth Youth Games: “Brightest and the best who’ll kick it out of the park” says Secretary-General

18 July 2017

In a matter of hours, 1000 athletes and officials will be at the Thomas A Robinson Stadium, in the Queen Elizabeth Sports Centre in The Bahamian capital Nassau, to witness a once in a life-time event.

Praise for Commonwealth's new 'momentous' justice reform office

14 July 2017

High commissioners have praised as “momentous” a new Commonwealth office to help member states tackle, among other challenges, corruption.

Bee-keeping to promote biodiversity and reduce poverty

11 July 2017

Scores of bee enthusiasts swarmed to Marlborough House for an event hosted to raise awareness of the benefits of beekeeping in Commonwealth member countries.

Queen’s young leaders embody Commonwealth promise and potential

30 June 2017

Inspirational young people from more than 50 countries have taken part in a global challenge to show how they would demonstrate the values of the Commonwealth Charter.

Empowering Rwandan women and youth essential: First Lady Jeannette Kagame

26 June 2017

With song, celebration, discussion and reflection, the Rwandan diaspora in the UK came together on Saturday for a conference on the empowerment of youth and women.

Commonwealth mourns loss of former Botswana President Ketumile Masire

23 June 2017

On behalf of the Commonwealth, Secretary-General Patricia Scotland has expressed her deep condolences to the people of Botswana as the country mourns the death of its former President, Sir Ketumile Masire.

A new accord to conserve and sustainably use the seas

20 June 2017

The United Nations Ocean Conference underlined the need for an integrated approach to the blue economy, one which supports jobs and livelihoods while conserving the environment.