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Sri Lanka’s foreign affairs minister meets Commonwealth Secretary-General

13 January 2017

Sri Lanka’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Mangala Samaraweera has expressed hope that the Commonwealth will continue to fight for the values that have strengthened Sri Lanka in recent times, such as human rights, rule of law and democracy.

View from the top: The Royal Commonwealth Society

11 January 2017

Natricia Duncan, communications officer at the Commonwealth Secretariat speaks to The Royal Commonwealth Society's director Michael Lake about his leadership and vision for Commonwealth House.

Secretary-General pays tribute to Seychelles founding president

11 January 2017

The Commonwealth Secretary-General, Patricia Scotland, has expressed her deepest condolences on the death of the former Seychelles president, Sir James Mancham.

Trade opportunities for Commonwealth post-Brexit

10 January 2017

Commonwealth countries can do much more to expand trade links with the UK, post-Brexit. That’s the conclusion of trade experts at the Commonwealth Secretariat writing a new set of policy briefings on life after Britain’s decision to pull out of the European Union.

2016 was a pivotal year for climate change – but what next?

4 January 2017

The Commonwealth’s Head of Climate Finance and Small States, Denny Lewis-Bynoe, explains why 2016 marked a turning point in the global battle against climate change, and why it is crucial that the world builds upon this momentum in 2017. 2016 was a pivotal year for climate change.

Supporting good governance in Antigua and Barbuda

3 January 2017

Working in the Cabinet Secretariat in Antigua and Barbuda is a challenging yet invigorating role in which no day is quite like the other - Astley Henry, a Commonwealth policy adviser who is assisting the Government of Antigua and Barbuda.

New Year Message from the Secretary-General of the Commonwealth

31 December 2016

Turning the page at the start of a New Year opens our imagination to the promise of a new chapter waiting to be written.

Blog: "Child marriage in the Commonwealth – a significant human rights challenge"

30 December 2016

Enala Ngulu lives in Karonga, in rural Malawi. She lost both her parents when she was only eight years old. At the age of 13 she was married to a man of 47. He had two other wives. At a time when she should have been in school, learning about the world and how to make a contribution as a young woman, she was forced to grapple with adult responsibilities such as a marriage, a household and child-bearing.

In a practical way, the Commonwealth delivers on global anti-corruption agenda

30 December 2016

A blog by Roger Koranteng, anti-corruption adviser and head of public sector governance at the Commonwealth Secretariat.

From the Archive: The birth of the Commonwealth Fund for Technical Co-operation

29 December 2016

Plans by Arnold Smith, the first Commonwealth Secretary-General, to provide Commonwealth countries with a fund for multilateral aid came to fruition in the early 1970s.