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Sierra Leone election observer group declares vote “credible and transparent”

8 March 2018

As the ballot count continues to determine the result of Sierra Leonne’s general election, the Commonwealth Observer Group (COG) today held a press conference in the capital Freetown and released an interim statement.

Polls open in Sierra Leone elections

7 March 2018

Voting is now under way in Sierra Leone as the West African nation elects presidential, parliamentary and local government leaders to serve for the next five years.

Death toll mounts after Papua New Guinea quake

6 March 2018

Commonwealth Secretary-General Patricia Scotland has expressed her solidarity and concern at the devastation and loss of life caused by last week’s 7.5 magnitude earthquake in Papua New Guinea’s remote highlands.

Sierra Leone observer group prepares for election day

5 March 2018

With just a few days to go before Sierra Leone holds general elections, Commonwealth observers have visited cities and towns across the West Africa country.

Parliamentarians discuss Commonwealth collaboration

2 March 2018

Secretary-General Patricia Scotland was part of a lively panel discussion at the Commonwealth Parliamentarian’s Forum in Church House Conference Centre, Westminster, this week.

New Commonwealth body proposed to tackle cross-border crime

28 February 2018

Dedicated bodies that will help lawmakers tackle cross-border crime across the Commonwealth have been proposed at a meeting in London.

Blog: Understanding how to improve Guyana’s trade agreements

28 February 2018

In November 2017, Edmund Paul Kalekyezi, the National Trade Adviser to Guyana, presented a paper discussing why the country’s international trade treaties have not always brought about the desired results.

Blog: Two sides of the same coin? Diaspora Investment and Citizenship-by-Investment

26 February 2018

It is well known that many small states struggle to acquire the finance needed to support their development goals.  The Commonwealth Secretariat has recently been exploring the potential of diaspora investment to support development.

Senior officials review election observation guidelines

26 February 2018

Members of the Commonwealth Election Observation Review Group are meeting at the Commonwealth’s headquarters in London this week to review observation guidelines that were first drafted 27 years ago.

Historic signing to enhance Commonwealth sustainable education

26 February 2018

The Commonwealth Secretariat, the Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU) and Commonwealth of Learning (COL) have signed a historic partnership agreement to work even closer together to ensure better education for member states.