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Commonwealth toolkit to help countries implement SDGs

17 May 2018

African officials welcomed a new toolkit aimed at helping countries achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and other internationally-agreed targets.

International Day against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia 2018

17 May 2018

The Commonwealth Charter underscores our common commitment to the values of equality and respect for the protection and promotion of human rights.

Jamaica secures climate finance with Commonwealth support

17 May 2018

Jamaica received a US$0.6 million grant to fund REDD+ readiness actions as part of its Forest Policy, through the support of the Commonwealth Climate Finance Access Hub.

Commonwealth Secretariat ‘international organisation daring to think outside the box’

16 May 2018

Nigeria’s foreign minister, Geoffrey Onyeama, has praised the leadership of Commonwealth Secretary-General Patricia Scotland and the work being carried out by the Secretariat.

Hub and Spokes Programme plans future trade support for African economies

15 May 2018

Key talks are underway in Botswana to shape a new programme that will support trade in Africa through technical assistance and capacity-building.

Dhaka Faith: Commonwealth Youth Training of Trainers in Bangladesh

15 May 2018

Twenty-eight young Bangladeshi leaders met in Dhaka to share their vision for building peace in their communities and to learn key skills at the third Faith in the Commonwealth Youth Training of Trainers workshop.

Commonwealth fights back against ‘tsunami of global corruption’

14 May 2018

Secretary-General Patricia Scotland has outlined her vision to fight corruption in the Commonwealth. She was speaking at the opening of the 8th Commonwealth Conference of Heads of Anti-Corruption Agencies in Africa in Nigeria’s capital, Abuja.

Commonwealth countries should take bold action to slash number of lifestyle-related deaths

14 May 2018

Governments must take bold action if they are to tackle the non-communicable diseases (NCDs) that blight the lives of millions of Commonwealth citizens.

Barbados first to pilot new and improved software to manage public debt

14 May 2018

A powerful new tool is being rolled out in Barbados that will help modernise the way public debt is managed, through advanced functionalities and state-of-the-art technology.

Specialist centres could offer vital lifeline to victims of gender-based violence

14 May 2018

One-stop health centres should be established across the Commonwealth to help address the scourge of gender-based violence and offer vital support to victims.