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Commonwealth students, the 'hope of our world'

23 February 2018

Students across the Commonwealth are being empowered to form fit-for-purpose national associations in their home country, so they can influence education policy.

Blog: Helping Kiribati improve its business environment for investment

23 February 2018

Kiritimati is the largest atoll in the island group, and the largest atoll in the world, located 3,301 kilometres north east across the Pacific Ocean from the Gilbert Islands, the main island group. From Tarawa it can only be reached via Fiji, with only one flight connection available a week.

Blog: Boosting Jamaica’s analysis of international trade dynamics

23 February 2018

The three-day workshop enhanced participants’ understanding of the use of analytical tools in assessing international trade dynamics. The knowledge acquired from the workshop will assist their involvement in trade policy analysis and in determining foreign trade positions and strategies, especially regarding preferential trade agreements.  This will also be crucial for the development and implementation of effective and evidence-based trade policies and strategies.

Blog: Adviser sharpens trade analysis skills in the Eastern Caribbean

23 February 2018

Staged in partnership with the OECS and the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC), the workshop was held in St. Vincent and the Grenadines from 14 -16 November 2017.

Blog: Assisting CARICOM compliance with the WTO’S Trade Facilitation Agreement

23 February 2018

The CARICOM Secretariat convened a consultation to take stock of implementation among member states of the WTO’s Trade Facilitation Agreement (TFA) and identify specific assistance required.

New reports aim to strengthen election processes across Commonwealth

23 February 2018

Elections observers have set out a range of recommendations for strengthening the democratic processes in The Bahamas, Lesotho and Tonga in three new reports.

Blog: Assisting Kenyan MPs counteract unfair trade practices

23 February 2018

Kenya enjoys a strong position in Eastern Africa. It has taken a number of strides in development, partly due to its strategic location as a major services hub to its neighbours, with an important Indian Ocean port and strategic land borders with Ethiopia, South Sudan, Uganda, Tanzania, and Somalia. It is a key exporter of merchandise exports to its neighbours.

Ministers pledge to build resilience through education

23 February 2018

Leaders attending the 20th Conference of Commonwealth Education Ministers (CCEM) have agreed a series of proposals to make sure that no-one is left behind when it comes to receiving high quality education.

Power of the pen

23 February 2018

A Commonwealth Correspondent has enacted real change in his home country of Uganda using, what he calls, “the power of the pen”.

Observer group deployed to cover Sierra Leone elections

Release date 21 February 2018

Commonwealth observers will arrive in Sierra Leone next week in advance of the forthcoming general election on March 7.