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Blog: World Sustainable Development Summit, Delhi

16 February 2018

The World Sustainable Development Summit opens today appropriately at the Indian Habitat Centre, a stunning building which manages to be both imposing and lush with rich vegetation.

Commonwealth Statement on Guyana

14 February 2018

The Commonwealth Secretary-General, Patricia Scotland, welcomes the decision of the Secretary-General of the United Nations, Antonio Gutteres, to refer the long-standing border controversy between Guyana and Venezuela to the International Court of Justice (ICJ).

Commonwealth countries at the forefront of deep-sea mining policy

14 February 2018

Experts in international environmental ocean law met at the Commonwealth headquarters last week to discuss environmental damages liability in relation to seabed mining and mineral exploitation.

Secretary-General expresses sympathies to Commonwealth countries following Cyclone Gita

13 February 2018

The Secretary-General of the Commonwealth Patricia Scotland has expressed her deep concern and sympathy to the people of Fiji, Samoa and Tonga after a category four cyclone ravaged the Pacific Islands region.

High Level Group on Governance of the Commonwealth Secretariat

13 February 2018

The High Level Group that will make recommendations on governance of the Commonwealth Secretariat is holding its first meeting today at Marlborough House, the Commonwealth’s headquarters in London.

The Commonwealth stands ready to support Kenya

12 February 2018

The Commonwealth Secretary-General, Patricia Scotland, continues to monitor developments in Kenya following general elections held on 8 August 2017 to elect a President and Members of Parliament. These elections were observed by the Commonwealth.

Leading human rights activist Asma Jahangir passes away

12 February 2018

Asma Jahangir, leading human rights activist from Pakistan and close friend of the Commonwealth family, has passed away.

Indian law students visit Commonwealth headquarters

12 February 2018

A group of seven young law students from India, who are members of the Commonwealth Youth Human Rights and Democracy (CYHRD) Network, visited Marlborough House this week to learn more about the Commonwealth and their important role in it. 

The Commonwealth is a “model and catalyst for new forms of friendship and cooperation”: Gambia’s Minister of Foreign Affairs

9 February 2018

The Gambia’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, Ousainu Darboe, convened a press briefing in Banjul, the capital, to mark his country’s return to the Commonwealth.

The Gambia rejoins the Commonwealth

8 February 2018

The Gambia today rejoined the Commonwealth, almost five years after leaving the organisation. The West Africa nation’s return was marked by a flag-raising ceremony at Marlborough House, the London headquarters of the Commonwealth Secretariat.