Blog: The world must not sleep-walk into another debt crisis Commonwealth Secretary-General Patricia Scotland speaking at the Commonwealth Finance Ministers Meeting

18 October 2019

Trade wars, protectionism, and nationalist rhetoric are combining to weave the possibility of a nightmare debt crisis that could be worse than any previously experienced. Global borrowing is now at the highest levels since the 1950s – and history suggests we should take this as a warning that a debt crisis could be looming.

Mozambique election day ‘largely peaceful’ despite allegations of irregularities COG chair, former Kenyan Vice-President Stephen Kalonzo Musyoka speaking to media

17 October 2019

Voting in Mozambique’s general elections was largely peaceful but with allegations of irregularities, according to the Commonwealth Observer Group (COG).

Commonwealth Youth Forum 2020 launched in Rwanda Youth at the launch of the Commonwealth Youth Forum

16 October 2019

Young people and senior Rwandan officials have kicked-off the countdown to the 12th Commonwealth Youth Forum.

Officials trained in new debt management system Group of participants who were trained on Commonwealth Meridian

16 October 2019

Several Commonwealth countries are now equipped to use the Commonwealth’s new debt management software, following a two-week hands-on programme for officials in London.

Sport policy boosts countries’ fitness in more ways than one People sparring in stadium in Tonga

15 October 2019

Well-designed sport and physical activity strategies can make valuable contributions to national development and achieving the Sustainable Development Goals. That was the message from experts and policy makers who gathered for the three-day annual meeting of the Commonwealth Advisory Body on Sport (CABOS).

Commonwealth Observer Group condemns killing in the run-up to Mozambique elections Commonwealth Election Group in Mozambique

12 October 2019

The leader of the Commonwealth team observing elections in Mozambique has condemned the killing of a man who headed a local observer group.

Blog: How Commonwealth Meridian helps in the battle for debt sustainability and transparency Notes and coins

11 October 2019

Commonwealth Meridian is the new state-of-the-art public debt management system, an essential tool for debt managers and policy makers. Here Commonwealth business analyst Joanne Allin provides a guide to the software and what it can do.

Reform WTO and resist protectionism, say Commonwealth trade ministers

10 October 2019

Trade ministers from across the Commonwealth today made a commitment to resist all forms of protectionism, and to work urgently together towards reforming the World Trade Organisation, which sets the global rules for international trade.

Secretary-General vows to help The Bahamas on climate crisis during visit to hurricane hit islands Commonwealth Secretary-General with The Bahamas Foreign Affairs Minister in Abaco after Hurricane Dorian seeing the devastation

10 October 2019

The Secretary-General has expressed solidarity with the people of The Bahamas in a visit to the islands of Abaco and Grand Bahama which were hit by Hurricane Dorian last month.

Finance ministers to discuss joint action to prevent future debt crises Commonwealth Finance minister speaking at meeting

10 October 2019

Commonwealth finance ministers will meet in Washington D.C. on 17 October 2019 to discuss coordinated interventions to prevent future debt crises. The meeting will be chaired by the Finance Minister of Cyprus, Harris Georgiades, under the theme ‘Preventing Debt Crises: The Roles of Creditors and Debtors’.