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The Ocean Conference

5 June 2017 to 9 June 2017

The Commonwealth includes most of the world’s small island developing states as well as many other coastal nations who depend on the seas.

SDG14 and trade in fish: UNCTAD event at The Ocean Conference

6 June 2017

The call for action of the UN Ocean Conference will set a new direction in the implementation and advancement of Sustainable Development Goal 14, incorporate new voluntary commitments and allow for the development of new multi-stakeholder partnerships.

A Blue Commonwealth: high-level roundtable at The Ocean Conference

6 June 2017

The Government of the Republic of Seychelles and the Commonwealth Secretariat will host a high-level roundtable at the UN Ocean Conference.

Delhi trade declaration: Commonwealth leaves no-one behind

31 May 2017

Sekandi Abdul Karim has made a 3550-mile journey to Delhi to attend the first India-Commonwealth Small and Medium Enterprises Trade Summit.

Secretary-General expresses sympathy for Sri Lankans killed in floods and calls for Commonwealth support

31 May 2017

Patricia Scotland, the Commonwealth's Secretary-General, today passed on her condolences and sympathies to those killed and made homeless by flooding in Sri Lanka.

India-Commonwealth summit ‘a win-win’ for all involved

30 May 2017

Representatives from three hundred Indian firms have come together with more than 100 businesses and high-level policy makers from across the Commonwealth in New Delhi for the two-day summit to enhance trade and investment partnerships.

Commonwealth team on the ground in Lesotho to observe elections

29 May 2017

A team of Commonwealth observers has arrived in Maseru, the capital of Lesotho, to observe elections that will take place on 3 June.

Secretary-General: Commonwealth collaboration key to global stability

29 May 2017

The Commonwealth is well placed to tackle daunting global challenges such as climate change, extremism, inequality and poverty, Secretary-General Patricia Scotland told participants at an international conference yesterday.

The Commonwealth to observe National Assembly elections in Lesotho

Release date 28 May 2017

Secretary-General, Patricia Scotland, will send observers to support Lesotho’s National Assembly elections scheduled for 3 June 2017.

Hub and Spokes trade initiative reaches milestone as it ‘scales up’ impact

27 May 2017

An innovative trade initiative which is expanding opportunities for business, employment and prosperity in African, Caribbean and Pacific countries will “scale up” its impact over the next two years.