More than 20 restorative justice officers have taken part in capacity-building workshops on handling complex and sensitive cases under a programme supporting Jamaica’s efforts to strengthen its criminal justice system.Read news - Commonwealth Secretariat trains Jamaican restorative justice officials
The launch of the cyber fellowship programme will boost Commonwealth Africa’s capacity to fight cybercrime, estimated to cost Africa $3.5 billion.Read news - Commonwealth Africa Cyber Fellowship launched to strengthen anti-cybercrime efforts
Polling has officially begun in Papua New Guinea as the country chooses its members of parliament in its national election.Read news - Commonwealth observers stationed across Papua New Guinea as nation votes
The Commonwealth Observer Group (COG) has arrived in Papua New Guinea and begun its assessment of the electoral process, in the run-up to polling in the Papua New Guinea National Election from 2nd July.Read news - Commonwealth’s election observers on duty in Papua New Guinea
Young peace-builders to take part in workshops empowering them to act as role models in resisting extremist narratives.Read news - Sri Lankan youths invited to workshop on preventing extremism
An event on Access to Justice and Technology and the Inaugural Commonwealth Legal Debate were held on the margins of the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting today, with justice and legal industry experts gathered alongside student lawyers to discuss the ethical implications of Artificial Intelligence (AI).Read news - Access to justice and Artificial Intelligence debated at law side events at CHOGM
Community-level rehabilitation key to preventing further violence as terrorism and extremism remain significant across Commonwealth.Read news - Manual for managing rehabilitation of ex-terrorists launches at Commonwealth Heads of Government meeting
The COVID-19 pandemic presented new challenges for the administration of elections. A new Commonwealth briefing paper offers strategies to help Caribbean countries improve the way future elections are held during public health crises.Read news - Pandemic-proofing election management
Former president of Nauru, H.E. Baron Waqa, will lead the Commonwealth Observer Group to Papua New Guinea’s national election. Polling will take place between 2 and 22 July.Read news - Commonwealth to observe Papua New Guinea’s 2022 national elections
On 26 May 2022, the Human Rights Unit of the Commonwealth Secretariat hosted a one-day workshop on business and human rights at the Labourdonnais Hotel, Port Louis, Mauritius, attended by over 30 key stakeholders in Government, parastatal bodies, civil society, businesses, and trade unions in Mauritius.Read news - Human Rights Unit engages with Government, private sector and civil society stakeholders on Business and Human Rights in Mauritius
During the Caribbean anti-corruption conference in St Kitts and Nevis, Dr Roger Koranteng was recognised for his work on tackling corruption across the Commonwealth.Read press release - Commonwealth Adviser recognised for commitment in the fight against corruption
Heads of anti-corruption agencies in the Commonwealth Caribbean conclude their annual conference in St Kitts and Nevis with a rallying call for collaborations to strengthen anti-corruption efforts.Read news - Caribbean anti-corruption chiefs endorse measures to tackle corruption
8 June 2022 to 8 June 2022
Effective implementation of the Paris Agreement and Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) will require countries to develop and strengthen their enabling legal frameworks at the national level.
The Commonwealth Secretary-General has called for greater collaboration among Commonwealth Caribbean member states in the fight against corruption. She was speaking at the opening of an anti-corruption conference, currently underway in St Kitts and Nevis.Read news - Secretary-General calls for greater collaborative efforts to tackle corruption in the Caribbean
23 May 2022 to 25 May 2022
The 8th Annual Conference of the Commonwealth Caribbean Association of Integrity Commissions and Anti-Corruption Bodies (CCAICACB) will take place in St. Kitts and Nevis, and virtually, from 23 – 25 May 2022 under the theme, ‘Controlling Corruption – Preventative Mechanisms Work Better Than Reactive Measures’.
7 June 2022 to 7 June 2022
In 2021, the Commonwealth Secretariat, the Global Infrastructure Anti-Corruption Centre, and the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors published the Commonwealth Anti-Corruption Benchmarks.
As part of the “Commonwealth Inclusive Dialogue and Women’s Political Participation” project, the Commonwealth Secretariat, UN Women and Caribbean Women in Leadership (CIWiL) jointly hosted a three-day workshop on Leadership for Good Governance and Social Transformation in the Caribbean two weeks ago.Read news - Women leaders inspired by sharing experiences and best practice at leadership workshop
Heads of Anti-Corruption Agencies in Commonwealth Africa call for greater regional collaboration among member states in the fight against corruption.Read news - Africa Anti-corruption conference concludes with strong commitment for greater collaboration to tackle corruption
The 12th edition of the Secretariat’s landmark Regional Conference of Heads of Anti-Corruption Agencies in Commonwealth Africa is currently underway in Kigali to discuss the impacts of corruption on sustainable development and strategies for combating corruptionRead news - 12th Africa anti-corruption conference opens with clarion call for collective action to stamp out corruption
Commonwealth Secretary-General The Rt Hon Patricia Scotland, QC, met this week with His Excellency, President Paul Kagame and Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Co-operation, Vincent Biruta at Village Urugwiro.Read news - Commonwealth Secretary-General meets with President Kagame in Kigali ahead of CHOGM2022
3 May 2022 to 7 May 2022
The 12th Regional Conference of Heads of Anti-Corruption Agencies in Commonwealth Africa will take place in Kigali, Rwanda, from 3 – 7 May 2022 under the theme: ‘Combating Corruption for Good Governance and Sustainable Development in Africa’.
Investing in the inclusion of women and girls in political processes and leadership directly benefits economic growth, good governance and participatory democracy.Read press release - Strengthening women's role in politics is key to solving today's crises
More than 20 senior leadership and management staff from the Anti-Corruption Commission of Zambia have completed a four-day workshop aimed at equipping them with skills to successfully lead anti-corruption agencies and mitigate corruption both within the organisation and externally.Read news - Commonwealth trains Zambian staff on management and corruption mitigation measures
Practical, comprehensive, and measurable steps to fight corruption
The Commonwealth Secretariat has today held the second session of its Marlborough Dialogues in London today. The dialogues are a new forum for discussion with political leaders and thinkers from within the Commonwealth.Read news - Second Marlborough Dialogues welcomes former Kenyan Prime Minister Odinga