Finalists for 2016 Commonwealth Youth Awards announced

11 February 2016

The awards recognise outstanding young people under the age of 30 from Commonwealth countries whose work has significantly contributed to local, national, regional and global development.

The Commonwealth to observe Uganda’s general elections Former President of Nigeria, Olusegun Obasanjo

5 February 2016

Former President of Nigeria, Olusegun Obasanjo, will lead a team of Commonwealth election observers to Uganda for the country’s general elections, scheduled for 18 February 2016.

Election 2016: The Commonwealth observes Uganda's general election

5 February 2016

Full coverage as voters in Uganda go to the polls.

Mauritius good governance law can inspire Commonwealth countries Roshi Bhadain, Mauritius’ Minister of Financial Services, Good Governance, Institutional Reforms, Technology, Communication and Innovation, left and Commonwealth Deputy Secretary-General Josephine Ojiambo

5 February 2016

Legislation passed in Mauritius to combat corruption and promote good governance could provide valuable lessons for other Commonwealth countries.

Podcast: Experts examine threats to global health security

5 February 2016

Leading global health policy experts met at the Commonwealth Secretariat this week to discuss challenges facing global health security.

Commonwealth Ministerial Action Group delegation to visit Maldives Independence Square in Male

4 February 2016

A Commonwealth Ministerial Action Group (CMAG) delegation will visit Maldives from 6 to 8 February 2016 to hold discussions with the Government, opposition political parties and other community leaders.

Commonwealth Asia MPs join forces on human rights

4 February 2016

Parliamentarians from Commonwealth countries in Asia have adopted a declaration to safeguard and promote human rights, concluding a three-day seminar in Sri Lanka.

Commonwealth report calls for clearer legislation for virtual currencies

3 February 2016

New Commonwealth report notes virtual currencies offer countries a cost-effective, fast and accessible alternative to settling financial payments, but unclear laws and regulations are preventing their responsible development and encouraging their exploitation by criminals.

Secretary-General praises Youth Games hosts The Bahamas and Northern Ireland

2 February 2016

Commonwealth Secretary-General Kamalesh Sharma has congratulated the hosts of the next two Commonwealth Youth Games: The Bahamas in 2017 and Northern Ireland in 2021.

Policy experts look ahead to 2016 Youth Development Index Commonwealth Youth Development Index

2 February 2016

The Youth Development Index, which charts the social, political and economic situation for young people in 170 countries, had its next iteration reviewed by a panel of policy experts.

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