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Winners of schoolchildren’s Commonwealth Class Writing Competition announced

25 January 2017

Schoolchildren between 7 and 14 years of age from Cyprus, India, New Zealand, Sri Lanka and the UK have been named as winners of the Commonwealth Class Writing Competition, an initiative of the Commonwealth Secretariat and British Council.

Commonwealth official responds to Cameroonian protesters

20 January 2017

A group of Cameroonian citizens chanted, sang and carried signs outside the gates of the Commonwealth’s headquarters in London today. They were protesting alleged human rights abuses against the country’s Anglophone community.

New Jamaica high commissioner pledges support for Commonwealth initiatives

20 January 2017

The newly arrived high commissioner of Jamaica, His Excellency Seth George Ramocan, has paid a call on the Commonwealth Secretary-General at Marlborough House in London

Malta assumes Presidency of the Council of the EU

18 January 2017

As our Commonwealth Chair-in Office Malta concurrently assumes the Presidency of the Council of the EU it is my pleasure to offer warm congratulations to the Prime Minister, Dr Joseph Muscat.

Youth Council leader becomes youngest Trinidad and Tobago senator

18 January 2017

A leading member of the Commonwealth Youth Council has become the youngest ever senator in Trinidad and Tobago’s history.

Commonwealth Day 2017

13 March 2017

On Monday 13 March 2017 we will celebrate Commonwealth Day under the theme ‘A peace-building Commonwealth’.

Theresa May: Commonwealth provides “unique and proud global relationships”

17 January 2017

The British Prime Minister Theresa May spoke enthusiastically about the opportunities provided by the Commonwealth during a landmark speech on the British Government’s plans for Brexit.

Human rights high on agenda for speakers of parliament

16 January 2017

A delegation of more than 30 speakers and parliamentary officials met with Secretary-General Patricia Scotland last week to hear her plans and share advice on how to best work together to achieve equality.

Blog: Helping countries to achieve debt sustainability

16 January 2017

In the past decade Commonwealth countries have been forced to manoeuvre through some choppy waters. From global financial crises to natural disasters the challenges in avoiding unsustainable levels of debt have been persistent and daunting.

Commonwealth can offer gold-standard election monitoring: New Zealand Minister of Foreign Affairs

13 January 2017

New Zealand’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, Murray McCully, says the Commonwealth can best support its members through gold-standard election monitoring.

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