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Commonwealth to host inaugural Meeting of Trade Ministers

Release date 2 March 2017

Commonwealth Ministers responsible for trade, industry and investment will meet in London from 9-10 March to kick-start an ambitious ‘Agenda for Growth’ across the Commonwealth’s 52 member countries.

Commonwealth is uniquely placed to counter violence says leading expert

2 March 2017

A leading international academic on the prevention of violence says the Commonwealth is uniquely placed to take forward cross-sector policy interventions that could protect millions of lives.

Deputy Secretary-General Dr Josephine Ojiambo visits Zambia

2 March 2017

Deputy Secretary-General Ojiambo was received in audience by the Vice-President of Zambia, HE Inonge Wina, the Speaker of the National Assembly, Hon Dr Patrick Matibini and the Acting Minister of Foreign Affairs, Hon Vincent Mwale.

Finalists of 2017 Commonwealth Youth Awards announced

Release date 1 March 2017

Seventeen young change makers from 13 countries are in the running to be named Commonwealth Young Person of the Year at an awards ceremony held on 15 March at Marlborough House in London.

Peace in the home means peace in our communities, says Secretary-General

28 February 2017

Commonwealth Secretary-General Patricia Scotland has made her inaugural speech at the High Level Segment of the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva, Switzerland.

Commonwealth Peace in the home: Ending domestic violence together initiative

8 March 2017

Secretary-General Patricia Scotland will launch a pioneering Peace in the home: Ending domestic violence together initiative as part of the larger strategy focused on ‘A Peace-building Commonwealth’ – the theme for Commonwealth Day and the rest of the year.

International partners chart course to a blue economy Caribbean

28 February 2017

An ambitious international project to help Caribbean countries unlock the full economic potential of the seas took a step closer with a meeting of international partners at the Commonwealth’s headquarters last week.

Climate change, oceans and education talks with Fiji high commissioner

27 February 2017

Commonwealth Secretary-General Patricia Scotland was delighted to welcome Fiji’s High Commissioner, Jitoko Tikolevu, to the Secretariat’s headquarters in London today.

UK parliament cites Commonwealth Secretariat Brexit trade research

27 February 2017

British MPs have highlighted research undertaken by the Commonwealth Secretariat during a UK parliamentary debate on post-Brexit Commonwealth trade opportunities.

Secretary-General to address Human Rights Council

28 February 2017

Commonwealth Secretary-General Scotland will address the High Level Segment of the 34th session of the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva on 28 February 2017.

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