Commonwealth countries in Africa say they are working together to recover millions of dollars by seizing assets from criminals and corrupt officials.
The Secretary-General, Patricia Scotland, has congratulated Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad following successful elections in Malaysia on 9 May.
The Commonwealth is creating new resources to help judges and prosecutors confiscate and recover stolen assets in money laundering and financing of terrorism.
The Commonwealth is set to host a timely exchange-learning programme that aims to improve the management of public finance.
Campaigners from Africa have called for more action to end ‘harmful practices’, such as female genital mutilation (FGM) and child, early and forced marriage (CEFM), which they say remain ‘shamefully widespread’.
Heads of 19 anti-corruption agencies in Commonwealth countries in Africa will gather in Nigeria next week for their annual general meeting.
A meeting of Caribbean judges and prosecutors will help to identify strategies to strengthen money laundering and terrorist financing laws, says Guyana President David Granger.
Prime ministers in the Caribbean have welcomed the Commonwealth’s new array of powerful initiatives to shield small states from the ravages of storms, cyclones and hurricanes and help them build back better if they are hit.
Human rights work across Commonwealth countries received a major boost during a recent biennial summit.
The Commonwealth Health Ministers Meeting (CHMM) will provide member countries with an opportunity to share experience and lessons, as well as build consensus on collective action, to address non-communicable diseases in the Commonwealth