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Blog: Youth shine at Commonwealth Health Ministers Meeting A group of nine people standing and smiling at the camera

20 June 2019

Today, citizens under 30 years old comprise 60 per cent of the Commonwealth’s population - a proportion that is ten per cent higher than the global average. These young people face significant health challenges and are disproportionately affected by rapidly growing rates of non-communicable diseases, neglected tropical diseases and the burden of out-of-pocket payments.

Blog: Commonwealth Blue Charter - A beacon of hope for the future of ocean governance Ocean waves breaking onto rocks

8 June 2019

To mark World Oceans Day, Head of Oceans and Natural Resources Nicholas Hardman-Mountford shares how the Blue Charter can help spur lasting global change towards sustainable ocean governance.

Blog: The Power of Convening – Lessons from the Fifth Global Biennial Conference on Small States Three women sitting at a table at a Small States conference

9 April 2019

A blog by Heather Cover-Kus, Technical Research Officer - Economic Policy and Small States, at the Commonwealth Secretariat

Exploring challenges to democracy in the digital age Light blue security lock on a dark blue console background

19 December 2018

A blog by Elena Tsalanidis, Programme Assistant, Cyber Capability at the Commonwealth

Gender and Climate Change – where are we and what next? Woman carrying a spear and sack with a boy, both standing in shallow water

5 December 2018

Climate change affects women more profoundly than men. Often, women bear the brunt of extreme weather events because they lack economic, political and legal power, especially in developing countries.