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Secretary-General's Message for Commonwealth Day 2017

10 March 2017

Celebrating 'A Peace-building Commonwealth' for Commonwealth Day on Monday 13 March 2017.

Trade ministers pledge to harness Commonwealth advantage at historic meeting

Release date 10 March 2017

Commonwealth trade and investment ministers concluded their two-day meeting in London today with a commitment to make full use of the ‘Commonwealth advantage’ to boost trade within the 52-member bloc.

Working together to reap benefits for the Commonwealth

9 March 2017

Commonwealth Secretary-General Patricia Scotland and Secretary-General Designate Dr Joanna Newman, of the Association of Commonwealth Universities met on International Women’s Day todiscuss how their two organisations could work even more closely together.

Secretary-General meets with Sri Lankan minister

9 March 2017

Secretary-General Patricia Scotland met with the Sri Lankan Minister of Industry and Commerce Rishad Bathiudeen in the margins of the meeting of Commonwealth Trade ministers in London today.

Gender equality: Closing the boardroom gender gap

9 March 2017

Women in the workforce can prepare to prove themselves and set their careers a notch higher, writes Judith Akoth, 25, a Commonwealth Correspondent from Kisumu in Kenya.

Ending domestic violence campaign builds momentum

8 March 2017

Campaigners, Commonwealth high commissioners, parliamentarians and members of civil society today stood behind a new initiative to support its member governments to eliminate domestic violence.

Secretary-General’s message for International Women’s Day 2017

8 March 2017

International Women’s Day 2017 is being celebrated as we complete twelve months of celebrating ‘An Inclusive Commonwealth’, and our focus for the year ahead shifts to ‘A Peace-building Commonwealth’.

Peace in the home initiative to empower domestic violence survivors

Release date 8 March 2017

The Commonwealth launches new initiative to help member states bring down rates of domestic violence.

Peace in the home: ‘Why do we turn a blind eye to domestic violence?’

7 March 2017

As the Commonwealth launches the Peace in the Home: Ending domestic violence together initiative, we look back on some of the best articles from young Commonwealth Correspondents on gender equality and tackling violence and discrimination.

Peace-building is the theme for Commonwealth Day 2017

Release date 6 March 2017

On Monday 13 March, schools and communities in 52 countries will mark Commonwealth Day 2017.

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