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Commonwealth at the forefront of new climate legislation toolkit

11 May 2017

The Commonwealth Secretariat is helping to create a toolkit that will assist countries to implement the historic Paris Agreement on climate change.

Health Ministers to call for sustainable financing mechanisms

Release date 9 May 2017

Commonwealth Health Ministers will gather for their annual meeting in Geneva on 21 May 2017, on the eve of the 70th World Health Assembly.

Secretary-General welcomes Commonwealth Study Conference Leaders to Marlborough House

9 May 2017

The conference is taking place from 7 to 12 May and will be attended by The Princess Royal, High Commissioners and outstanding senior leaders from across the Commonwealth.

Commonwealth to support judicial independence in Bangladesh

8 May 2017

The Commonwealth, in conjunction with the Supreme Court of Bangladesh and the Commonwealth Magistrates’ and Judges’ Association, will conduct a seminar on judicial independence, ethics, and the protection of human rights.

Commonwealth election observers issue statement on arrival in The Bahamas

Release date 6 May 2017

Commonwealth election observers in The Bahamas "will act impartially and independently”, the group’s chair has said.

The Bahamas Election 2017: Arrival Statement by Commonwealth Observer Group

6 May 2017

Statement by the Commonwealth Observer Group to the May 2017 General Election of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas

First India-Commonwealth SME Trade Summit

30 May 2017 to 31 May 2017

The India-Commonwealth Small and Medium Enterprises (SME) Trade Summit is the first of its kind for Commonwealth countries.

10 lessons learned in advising an island nation on trade policy

Jean Bertrand Azapmo is a national trade adviser with the Hub and Spokes programme, an innovative aid for trade initiative supporting countries in Africa, the Caribbean and Pacific to boost trade and prosperity.

Commonwealth Secretary-General Patricia Scotland’s mission to Southern Africa

4 May 2017

It is a great pleasure to have been able to come to Lesotho and Malawi for my first significant visit to Southern Africa. Malawi has been an extraordinary opportunity for us to look and see what we’re doing in relation to ending early marriage, and also what we are doing to attack anti-corruption.

Guyana to reform oil laws and gain wealth fund with Commonwealth support

2 May 2017

New oil discoveries off the coast of Guyana mean the country is poised to become a major new petroleum producer in the coming years.