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Secretary-General to visit New Zealand

26 March 2018

Commonwealth Secretary-General Patricia Scotland will meet New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern when she visits the country on her first official visit.

African trade deal 'amazing' for Commonwealth

23 March 2018

A deal which allows Commonwealth citizens better access to trade across Africa is good for member states. That’s according to Commonwealth Secretary-General Patricia Scotland, who was speaking with Kenya’s President Uhuru Kenyatta during her first official visit to the country.

Antigua and Barbuda election: ‘a democratic success’

22 March 2018

Following yesterday’s general election in Antigua and Barbuda, the chair of the Commonwealth Observer Group has said she is satisfied a democratic poll has been delivered.

An inclusive work environment is a 'must factor' for people with disabilities

22 March 2018

The Commonwealth, in partnership with the Permanent Missions of Australia, Malta, Sierra Leone and Vanuatu, held a side event on disability inclusion in the workplace on the margins of the 37th session of the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva.

Climate Finance Hub to support blue carbon

22 March 2018

The Commonwealth’s Climate Finance Access Hub (CFAH) is playing a role in the emerging area of Blue Carbon.

Graduation imminent for Solomon Islands

21 March 2018

The Solomon Islands are one of four nations that could be removed from the United Nation’s least developed country (LDC) category due to improved healthcare, education and earning power.

Youth events underway throughout the UK

21 March 2018

The Commonwealth Roadshows are underway and have been taking place around the UK. These events, which have so far been held in London and Glasgow, run throughout 2018 and are an opportunity for young people to come together to engage in meaningful debate about the challenges and opportunities facing their Commonwealth.

Category 5 storms: A norm or exception?

20 March 2018

Is the growing frequency of robust and destructive category 5 storms a norm or exception? And what does this mean for the economic development and very existence of small states? Wonderful Hope Khonje, Technical Economic Officer, invites your thoughts.

Observer group ready for Antigua and Barbuda election

20 March 2018

The Commonwealth Observer Group arrived in the country on March 16 and have met with the Prime Minister, the electoral commission, representatives of political parties, civil society representatives, media organisations and domestic and international observer groups.

Secretary-General to visit Kenya

Release date 19 March 2018

Commonwealth Secretary-General Patricia Scotland will make her first official visit to Kenya later this week. During her two days in the country’s capital Nairobi, Secretary-General Scotland will meet President Uhuru Kenyatta, government ministers and Raila Odinga, the former prime minister.