Appointment of Neil Ford as Spokesperson and Director of Communications

30 July 2015

The Commonwealth Secretariat is pleased to announce Neil Ford’s appointment as Spokesperson and Director of Communications.

Youth leaders call for more green jobs to support sustainable development in Asia Representatives at Youth Ministers Meeting in Asia

29 July 2015

Youth leaders from Commonwealth countries in Asia have urged governments for more green employment opportunities to support sustainable development.

Commonwealth Secretary-General mourns death of Vanuatu statesman  Edward Natapei at the Commonwealth Observer Group to the 2012 Papua New Guinea National Elections

29 July 2015

An expression of deep sorrow at the passing of Vanuatu statesman Hon Nipake Edward Natapei.

Commonwealth declaration to end child marriage spurs grassroots action Woman with Kigali Declaration

24 July 2015

Commonwealth declaration to end child marriage

‘Seize the opportunity’ urges Commonwealth at landmark Addis Ababa summit Commonwealth Deputy Secretary-General Deodat Maharaj

17 July 2015

The Commonwealth has urged the international community to “seize the opportunity” to end extreme poverty at a landmark conference on development finance.

‘De-risking’ diaspora remittances Woman with cash at ATM

17 July 2015

The Commonwealth has pledged to work with regional and international financial institutions to reduce the risks associated with diaspora money transfers

Crowdfunding hailed as a way to ‘democratise’ development financing Peter Baeck, Principal Researcher for Public and Social Innovation at Nesta and Commonwealth DSG Maharaj

17 July 2015

Crowdfunding heralded as potential source of billions of dollars of financing for developing countries.