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Secretary-General commits Commonwealth ‘to eliminate the scourge of corruption’ at Transparency International lecture

Release date 8 December 2016

Secretary-General Patricia Scotland has told an audience at the Transparency International-UK Anti-Corruption Lecture 2016 in London that corruption ‘is a scourge which holds in thrall millions of our Commonwealth sisters and brothers, condemning them to servitude, poverty, disease, indignity and misery’.

Commonwealth supports African countries to prosecute corruption cases

8 December 2016

Anti-corruption agencies in Africa have received training from the Commonwealth on how to best manage evidence in corruption cases.

New universal global guidelines for anti-corruption law

Release date 8 December 2016

The Commonwealth Secretariat, International Monetary Fund (IMF) and United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) have just published a new book which brings together guidance on how to tackle corruption.

Commonwealth report urges action to protect agriculture in small states

Release date 7 December 2016

Rising temperatures will have severe implications for crops, water and livestock in African small states if urgent measures aren’t taken, a new report has found.

Fiscal vulnerabilities and climate change

7 December 2016

A blog by Reginald Darius, head of economic policy in the Commonwealth Secretariat.

Commonwealth Parliamentary Conference on the Rule of Law and Human Rights

24 January 2017 to 26 January 2017

The conference aims to strengthen parliamentary skills and knowledge in how rule of law can best protect and promote human rights.

“Ghana youth speak out on election issues”

7 December 2016

Kwasi Gyamfi Asiedu, 20, a Commonwealth Correspondent from Ghana, says the country is a beacon of democracy in Africa after successfully organising six previous elections and the peaceful transfer of power between political parties.

Global impact of Commonwealth charted by Secretary-General in distinguished Oxford University lecture

5 December 2016

Commonwealth Secretary-General Patricia Scotland today followed in the footsteps of a long line of distinguished scientists, scholars and statesmen to deliver the Romanes Lecture at the University of Oxford.

Commonwealth Observer Group: Ghana readies itself for 2016 General Elections

5 December 2016

Statement by H.E. Thabo Mbeki, Chairperson of the Commonwealth Observer Group for the 2016 Ghana General Elections

Commonwealth offers plan to stave off ‘time bomb’ of government liabilities

Release date 5 December 2016

Commonwealth report warns that governments could be hit by huge unexpected pay-outs if steps are not taken to manage hidden liabilities in unfunded pensions, loan guarantees, disaster relief and other contingencies.