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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.

Officials explore effective debt management strategies at ‘timely’ Commonwealth forum Uganda’s High Commissioner, Julius Peter Moto, speaking at the event

6 June 2019

The Commonwealth Public Debt Management Forum is an excellent opportunity for debt managers, experts and practitioners to discuss issues crucial to countries’ future growth and development, says Uganda’s High Commissioner.

Commonwealth and ISA join forces to advance solar energy The Commonwealth and the International Solar Alliance agree to work in partnership

5 June 2019

The Commonwealth and the International Solar Alliance have agreed to work in partnership to promote the development and scaling-up of solar power within member countries common to both organisations

Countries urged to act together on clean energy transition Commonwealth forum on sustainable energy

5 June 2019

The first Commonwealth forum on sustainable energy opened yesterday in London with a call by the Deputy Secretary-General Arjoon Suddhoo for countries to act collectively on their “passion” to shift to clean energy, while tackling climate change

State-of-the-art debt management tech to be launched at Commonwealth Forum A hand holding Euro notes and coins

4 June 2019

A new state-of-art Commonwealth debt management system will help countries to proactively manage their public debt portfolio, according to Secretary-General Patricia Scotland

Secretary-General outlines robust framework to stamp out corruption Commonwealth Secretary-General Patricia Scotland

4 June 2019

Secretary-General Patricia Scotland has outlined a framework to help member countries investigate and prosecute corruption offences, which cost the global economy around $2 trillion a year. 

Ugandan law and order officials explore sentencing guidelines with Commonwealth officials The Uganda Sentencing Committee meet with Commonwealth rule of law experts

3 June 2019

Members of the Uganda Sentencing Committee have met with Commonwealth rule of law experts to explore strategies to improve sentencing guidelines, so they cover higher and magistrates’ courts with the overall objective of improving consistency and promoting uniformity in sentencing practices and outcomes.

Malawi election is big win for women, says gender expert Women voting

31 May 2019

The Malawi election result shows women are gaining ground in the country’s politics. This month’s tripartite elections saw female candidates increase their share of parliamentary seats from 16 per cent to 23 per cent.

Secretary-General reiterates the importance of intra-Commonwealth trade Commonwealth Secretary-General Patricia Scotland presents an award

31 May 2019

Commonwealth Secretary-General Patricia Scotland has reiterated the importance of taking advantage of the innate benefits of intra-Commonwealth trade

Practitioners trained to enhance delivery of youth work courses in Southern Africa A Commonwealth workshop for youth workers in Namibia

31 May 2019

A Commonwealth workshop has been held for 45 practitioners in Namibia responsible for delivering certified youth work courses in Southern Africa.

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