“Any gender disadvantage in education is not only morally deficient but is also economically inefficient.” stated Guy Hewitt, the Barbados High Commissioner to the UK.
The Commonwealth Secretariat will work with the government of Sierra Leone to enhance its public health protection policy, particularly in the context of achieving universal health coverage.
To mark International Women’s Day, the Commonwealth Secretariat will hold a panel discussion in London on 8 March under the theme, 'Sustained education of women and girls for their economic and political empowerment'.
Caribbean countries are already facing economic challenges such as unsustainable levels of debt and vulnerabilities due to climate change and cannot afford to fall victim to corruption.
“Education is the way to disarm the processes that may lead to violent extremism.” - Irina Bokova, Director-General of UNESCO.
The Commonwealth Ministerial Action Group (CMAG) gathered in London on 24 February 2016 for an extraordinary meeting to discuss the outcomes of a fact-finding visit by a delegation of its members to the Maldives earlier in the month.
Commonwealth East African judges meet to agree on new legal standards that apply human rights law to cases involving violence against women and girls.
Law enforcement, legal officers and government officials, from across the Commonwealth Pacific region, will meet in Nuku’alofa, Tonga for a three day (24-26 February) regional meeting to tackle deepening concerns around cybercrime.