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The Gambia presents formal application to re-join the Commonwealth

23 January 2018

To mark the final step of The Gambia’s bid to re-enter the Commonwealth, Ambassador Francis Blain has presented Secretary-General Patricia Scotland with his country’s formal application.

Turning the tide on ocean health in the Commonwealth

17 January 2018

Experts from the Commonwealth will this week provide a preview of an ambitious new initiative to support member countries rebuild and sustainably manage their marine resources.

Nelson Mandela’s life lauded by former Secretaries-General

17 January 2018

The life of former president of South Africa Nelson Mandela has been praised in the latest edition of an academic journal. Writing in ‘The Round Table’, the Commonwealth Journal for International Affairs, guest editor Stuart Mole honoured his life and lauded his work across the Commonwealth.

Blog: An education approach to preventing and countering violent extremism

17 January 2018

Last November Goodenough College and The Royal Commonwealth Society brought together four experts to discuss and debate the role that education can play in putting youth at the forefront of fostering stability, change, and a peaceful future.

Secretary-General calls for peace and unity during visit to southwest Cameroon

3 January 2018

During the final part of a five-day visit to Cameroon in December, Secretary-General Patricia Scotland travelled to Buea, the capital of the southwest region of the country, and met with key stakeholders, including young people, elders, religious leaders and elected officials.

Kenyan peacebuilders join forces to boost positive interfaith relations

22 December 2017

Participants of the first ever Faith in the Commonwealth training workshop have pledged to lead the charge in building strong, positive interfaith and intercultural relations

Cameroon’s opposition parties discuss route to peace with Secretary-General

21 December 2017

Leading political figures from across the spectrum have united in calling on Cameroonians to engage in dialogue to resolve the ongoing challenges within the country.

Commonwealth 2017 Year in Review

21 December 2017

A look back at key moments from the Commonwealth Secretariat over the last 12 months

Calls for peaceful dialogue in Cameroon

20 December 2017

The Secretary-General of the Commonwealth has called for unity and peace during a meeting with the President of Cameroon.

International Anti-Corruption Day in Mauritius provides ‘critical reflection’

20 December 2017

The Commonwealth joined Mauritius’ Independent Commission Against Corruption (ICAC) to commemorate the UN’s International Anti-Corruption Day on December 9.