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Secretary-General to address 2016 Commonwealth Parliamentary Conference

11 December 2016 to 17 December 2016

Parliamentarians from across the Commonwealth gather in London from 11-17 December 2016 for the 62nd Commonwealth Parliamentary Conference.

African parliamentarians outline next steps to tackle cybercrime

13 December 2016

Parliamentarians and ministers at a Commonwealth meeting in Namibia have committed to urgent action to tackle cybercrime.

Secretary-General encourages continuation of peaceful, constitutional and dignified transition in The Gambia

13 December 2016

The Commonwealth Secretary-General, Patricia Scotland, urges the democratic will of the people of The Gambia to be respected, and encourages the continuation of the peaceful, constitutional and dignified transition that has already commenced following the 1 December election.

Commonwealth Class: winning short stories by teachers announced

12 December 2016

A teacher from India was announced today as the first prize winner of the Commonwealth Class teachers’ short story competition.

Pakistan ‘committed to strengthening Commonwealth’ post-Brexit

12 December 2016

Business leaders across Asia should capitalise on the Commonwealth’s trade advantage, says Pakistan’s High Commissioner to the United Kingdom

Secretary-General congratulates President-Elect Nana Akufo Addo

11 December 2016

The Commonwealth Secretary-General, Patricia Scotland, warmly congratulates the President-Elect of the Republic of Ghana, Nana Akufo Addo, following a successful election.

Asia’s young entrepreneurs pitch for govt support at Commonwealth summit

9 December 2016

Young business leaders from Commonwealth countries in Asia have called on governments to take steps to boost cross-border trade and provide entrepreneurship training for more young people.

Commonwealth observers in Ghana issue interim statement on 2016 general elections

Release date 9 December 2016

As the people of Ghana await the final outcome of the elections, Chair of the Commonwealth Observer Group, Thabo Mbeki, commended the country for its role in ensuring the success of the electoral process so far.

Interim Statement: Ghana’s 2016 General Elections

9 December 2016

Statement by HE Thabo Mbeki, Chair of the Commonwealth Observer Group to Ghana’s 2016 General Elections.

Climate Finance Access Hub critical for sustainable development, says Mauritius

9 December 2016

The Commonwealth’s Climate Finance Access Hub is a valuable instrument for the realisation of the Paris agreement on climate change and the internationally-agreed sustainable development goals.