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Secretary-General calls for climate action as new cyclone devastates Mozambique Flag of Mozambique

26 April 2019

The Secretary-General, Patricia Scotland, has expressed her profound sadness at the devastation caused by Cyclone Kenneth which has ravaged Mozambique today

Uganda conference tackles corruption in Africa Gold coins with a globe on top

26 April 2019

Africa's leading corruption-fighters will meet in Uganda next week to discuss and share intelligence on how they are tackling the issue across the continent.

How the 1949 London Declaration paved the way for a stronger Commonwealth 70 years of the Commonwealth motif

25 April 2019

The modern Commonwealth is celebrating 70 years of vibrant life. Its rich history includes decisive action to end white minority rule in South Africa; strong support for effective democracy through election observations and peace-building initiatives; relentless advocacy for groups such as women and young people; significant voice for small and vulnerable countries and visionary leadership on emerging issues such as climate change and trade connectivity.

Commonwealth Foundation names new Director-General Commonwealth Foundation Director-General Anne Therese Gallagher

25 April 2019

Australian human rights lawyer and scholar Anne Therese Gallagher has been appointed as the new Director-General of the Commonwealth Foundation

Young musicians compose melodies to celebrate Commonwealth 70th anniversary Children playing the violin

24 April 2019

Young musicians have been busy composing short melodies reflecting Commonwealth values

Samoa conference inspires action on boosting small states’ resilience to disasters Delegates at the Commonwealth Global Biennial Conference on Small States

24 April 2019

Samoa faced huge flooding in 2018 after torrential rain fell overnight, leaving a trail of destruction, 330 people evacuated and $10 million of infrastructural damage. The lessons learned from this experience made Samoa a suitable location to host the fifth Commonwealth Global Biennial Conference on Small States under the theme ‘Building Resilience Through Disaster Risk Reduction’. The conference brought together officials from 23 small states and 20 development agencies to discuss disaster risk financing solutions.

Secretary-General expresses condolences, solidarity in wake of Sri Lanka attacks Flag of Sri Lanka

22 April 2019

Commonwealth Secretary-General Patricia Scotland expressed her revulsion at the appalling news of the horrendous and mindless coordinated set of terrorist attacks in Sri Lanka

Commonwealth launches young women’s mentorship programme Two female students sitting on grass

18 April 2019

A new scheme will empower young African women in Commonwealth countries by matching them with experienced professionals in their fields

Climbing the coconut value chain in the Pacific Woman processing coconuts

18 April 2019

In the Pacific, coconut is king. Known as the ‘tree of life’, locals make use of every part of the tree to survive – the fruit for eating, husks for fuelling fires, fronds for making multiuse baskets, and the trunk for building houses

Observer group returns from Belize after referendum halted Flag of Belize

17 April 2019

A Commonwealth Observer Group deployed to Belize to monitor a nationwide referendum has returned home after the vote was suspended.