Building better partnerships with civil society to affect change

28 November 2015

Commonwealth foreign ministers and civil society organisations came together today for a roundtable discussion to raise priority issues and strengthen partnerships.

Commonwealth Leaders’ Statement on Climate Action

28 November 2015

Commonwealth Heads of Government ended their summit in Malta with an agreement on new measures to tackle climate change.

Australia, Britain and Canada commit to climate change action at Commonwealth summit

27 November 2015

Commonwealth countries pledge billions of pounds to climate action in a special session at the Commonwealth summit.

A historic moment - Patricia Scotland to be first woman Secretary-General Left to right: Kamalesh Sharma, Patricia Scotland of Dominica and Joseph Muscat

27 November 2015

A true breakthrough for gender equality in the Commonwealth: Patricia Scotland of Dominica is selected new Secretary-General - the first woman to hold the post.

New Secretary-General of the Commonwealth announced

27 November 2015

Baroness Scotland selected Commonwealth Secretary-General.

CHOGM 2015 official opening

27 November 2015

The Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting Opening Ceremony in Malta.

Prince of Wales proposes new initiative to help environmental projects

26 November 2015

The Prince of Wales addressing delegates at the Commonwealth summit.

New fund set to boost trade in Commonwealth countries

26 November 2015

New trade financing fund announced to help boost trade and investment flows, particularly for small and developing countries.

27 Commonwealth posts come together to produce unique stamp sheet

26 November 2015

27 postal administrations within the Commonwealth have come together to produce a unique stamp sheet to mark the 50th anniversary of the Commonwealth Secretariat.

National human rights institutions press for rights-based approach in negotiations National human rights institutions press for rights-based approach in negotiations

25 November 2015

An outcome statement by the Commonwealth Forum of National Human Rights Institutions calls on leaders to prioritise human rights in their discussions on climate change, migration and security.