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Zimbabwe begins process to re-join Commonwealth; observers invited to July elections

21 May 2018

Zimbabwe has applied to re-join the Commonwealth. The proposal came in a letter dated 9 May to Secretary-General Patricia Scotland from Zimbabwe’s President Emmerson Mnangagwa.

Commonwealth Statement on Guyana

14 February 2018

The Commonwealth Secretary-General, Patricia Scotland, welcomes the decision of the Secretary-General of the United Nations, Antonio Gutteres, to refer the long-standing border controversy between Guyana and Venezuela to the International Court of Justice (ICJ).

Commonwealth ministers commend Secretary-General on political leadership

23 September 2017

The Commonwealth Ministers Action Group (CMAG) has been meeting on the margins of the United Nations in New York.

Commonwealth Ministerial Action Group members meet The Prince of Wales

18 March 2017

Members of the Commonwealth Ministerial Action Group met The Prince of Wales at Clarence House on the occasion of the group’s fiftieth meeting.

Ministerial Action Group hails Commonwealth role in peace-building at 50th meeting

17 March 2017

Foreign ministers on the Commonwealth Ministerial Action Group (CMAG) have underlined the Commonwealth’s role in promoting democracy and peace-building, at the group’s fiftieth meeting.

Secretary-General statement on Maldives decision to leave the Commonwealth

13 October 2016

Commonwealth Secretary-General Patricia Scotland's statement on receiving news that the Maldives Government has today decided to leave the Commonwealth.

All sides in Maldives must compromise and be flexible on strengthening political processes, says CMAG

23 September 2016

Ministers from the Commonwealth Ministerial Action Group (CMAG) met at the United Nations today as part its regular discussions affecting the 53 nation states.

Commonwealth foreign ministers seek ‘clear, measurable progress’ on Maldives

Release date 20 April 2016

The Commonwealth Ministerial Action Group has called for “clear, measurable progress” in Maldives.

Commonwealth Ministerial Action Group supports inclusive political dialogue in Maldives

24 February 2016

The Commonwealth Ministerial Action Group (CMAG) gathered in London on 24 February 2016 for an extraordinary meeting to discuss the outcomes of a fact-finding visit by a delegation of its members to the Maldives earlier in the month.

Commonwealth Ministerial Action Group delegation to visit Maldives Independence Square in Male

Release date 4 February 2016

A Commonwealth Ministerial Action Group (CMAG) delegation will visit Maldives from 6 to 8 February 2016 to hold discussions with the Government, opposition political parties and other community leaders.

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