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Commonwealth Central Banks share perspectives on effective strategies for working with the private sector to unleash Fintech

12 October 2017

At their meeting in Washington yesterday, Commonwealth Central Bank Governors came together to discuss how best they can work with the private sector, including the emerging ‘Fintech’ sector, to realise the opportunities and meet the challenges associated with the rise of Fintech.

Legal practice needs to take advantage of extraordinary technology opportunities

12 October 2017

Law is still very much seen as a world of books, papers, and procedures, set in its own well established ways and untouched by modern technologies. In fact, this image could not be further from the truth. Technology has changed the world we live in, and that is true for law as well.

Young people: partners for a secure, fair and prosperous Commonwealth

12 October 2017

A taskforce of youth delegates from across the Commonwealth are in London for a week-long planning meeting for the next Commonwealth Youth Forum (CYF) and Commonwealth Youth Council General Assembly (CYCGA).

Law ministers summit to focus on law reform and technology

Release date 11 October 2017

The Commonwealth will unveil a package of legislative reform tools at its Law Ministers Meeting in Nassau, The Bahamas, from 16 to 19 October 2017.

Commonwealth Pacific election professionals gather in Samoa for regional workshop

11 October 2017

Senior electoral officials from Commonwealth Pacific Election Management Bodies (EMBs) will be participating in a workshop to be held in Apia.

Advisory Body on Sport to address key policy issues ahead of Commonwealth Games

10 October 2017

Leading sports stakeholders are set to gather in Australia ahead of next year’s Commonwealth Games to address policy issues such as the contribution of sport to the Sustainable Development Goals and the promotion of integrity in sport.

Sri Lanka showcases medical advancement

10 October 2017

The Commonwealth Secretariat is partnering with a conference opening today in Colombo that showcases advancements in medical technology in Sri Lanka.

Ministers to hear how harnessing innovation vital to tackling Commonwealth’s economic challenges

Release date 10 October 2017

Innovation will be at the centre of ways to tackle shared challenges facing Commonwealth countries when finance ministers, central bank governors, and senior finance officials meet this week in Washington DC.

Ambassadors from Scandinavia discuss Caribbean response

6 October 2017

The Commonwealth Secretary-General, Patricia Scotland, has met with Jukka Tapio Pietikäinen and Elizabeth Eklund, Roving Ambassadors of Finland and Sweden to the Caribbean, to discuss the impact of recent hurricanes on the region.

Anti-corruption leaders praise ‘invaluable’ workshop

6 October 2017

Senior officials from across Africa praised a training workshop last month aimed at helping heads of anti-corruption authorities better manage law enforcement agencies.