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Commonwealth Secretary-General to visit Lesotho

21 April 2017

Secretary-General Patricia Scotland will meet with political leaders in Lesotho to reaffirm the Commonwealth’s support to the country

First Commonwealth climate finance expert begins work in Jamaica

13 April 2017

A Commonwealth expert is helping Jamaica access funding to tackle dangerous sea level rises, drought and other impacts of climate change

Blog: What are the modern tools of democracy?

13 April 2017

Yvonne Apea Mensah, Adviser and Head of Africa at the Commonwealth Secretariat, argues that modern ways of delivering democracy must be based on a solid foundation.

Secretary-General welcomes Malaysia’s human resources minister

12 April 2017

Commonwealth Secretary-General Patricia Scotland has met with the Malaysian minister for human resources, Dato’ Sri Richard Rio.

Commonwealth Youth Games: The Bahamas will be ‘capital of the Commonwealth’, says high commissioner

12 April 2017

The final hundred-day countdown for the first Commonwealth Youth Games to be held in the Caribbean has begun.

Ghana 2016 general election: ‘Credible, transparent and inclusive’ says Thabo Mbeki

11 April 2017

The Commonwealth Observer Group, which monitored the 2016 Ghana general election, has concluded that the process was conducted in a ‘largely peaceful and vibrant manner’.

Commonwealth assists Nigerian judiciary on tackling corruption

11 April 2017

Corruption is a problem no economy can choose to ignore. It is worth more than 5 per cent of global GDP (USD 2.6 trillion) and increases the cost of doing business by up to 10 per cent globally. At the same time, globalisation and advances in technology mean the laundered proceeds of crime can be quickly transformed and moved across borders and between jurisdictions.

Commonwealth assists Vanuatu Supreme Court

Commonwealth assistance to the Supreme Court of Vanuatu has strengthened the Pacific island’s capacity to deal with the volume of cases and the time they take to be processed.

Secretariat debt experts assist Lesotho

10 April 2017

Lesotho’s capacity to record and manage debt has been boosted by the secondment of two debt officers to work with the Commonwealth Secretariat’s expert team in London.

Podcast: Debate on corruption in elite sport and its impact on development

7 April 2017

Corruption in elite sport undermines grassroots efforts to transform lives and livelihoods, argued experts during the Second Commonwealth Debate on Sport and Sustainable Development.

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