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Commonwealth helps developing countries bank millions for climate action Flooding in Cape Peninsula

19 September 2019

A Commonwealth facility designed to assist smaller and more vulnerable countries tackle the damaging effects of climate change has helped them access USD 27 million of funding.

National e-commerce strategy launched in Cameroon Man swiping credit card symbolising e commerce

19 September 2019

A national e-commerce strategy launched this week in Yaoundé aims to help Cameroonians take advantage of opportunities offered by the digital revolution.

'Enshrine equal rights for women in law’ senior judges tell leaders Delegates on a panel at the Commonwealth Women's Affairs Meeting

19 September 2019

Senior judges and officials have urged leaders to work with judiciary and the civil society to remove discriminatory gender laws and introduce equal rights in the legal system. 

Leaders demand urgent climate action in Dorian’s wake Prime Minister of Barbados, Mia Mottley speaking at an UNCTAD event

16 September 2019

In the lead up to next week’s global climate summit in New York and barely two weeks after Hurricane Dorian battered The Bahamas, the Commonwealth’s top official is calling for urgent action to tackle climate change and its disastrous impacts.

‘Unite to change the world’ Secretary-General tells young diplomats Commonwealth Secretary-General speaking with young diplomats

13 September 2019

The Secretary-General has urged young diplomats posted to London from across the world to pool their talent, knowledge and dynamism to help mitigate the effects of climate change.

Show courage to make the world a better place, Secretary-General tells future global leaders Commonwealth Secretary-General, Patricia Scotland, speaking to future global leaders

13 September 2019

Courage is the greatest measure of a leader and young people should not be afraid to “go against the flow” when acting on their convictions, the Commonwealth Secretary-General has said.

Secretary-General expresses condolences on the passing of the Prime Minister of Tonga Former Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Tonga, Samiuela ‘Akilisi Pohiva

12 September 2019

Commonwealth Secretary-General Patricia Scotland has expressed her profound sadness at the passing today of the Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Tonga, Samiuela ‘Akilisi Pohiva, at age 78.

Secretary-General welcomes the announcement of a national dialogue in Cameroon Cameroon flag

11 September 2019

Patricia Scotland, the Commonwealth Secretary-General, has welcomed an address by Paul Biya, the President of Cameroon, in which he launched a national dialogue aimed at addressing the current crisis in the Northwest and Southwest regions of his country.

Report paves way for boom in Sri Lankan e-commerce Digital connections across a city

11 September 2019

Micro, small and medium businesses (MSMEs) in Sri Lanka are gearing up to take advantage of new proposals that will boost participation in global e-commerce.

Blog: Vulnerability and Resilience After Dorian House destroyed after Hurricane Dorian in the Bahamas

10 September 2019

Personally, as a Bahamian, I thought I knew hurricanes. We all thought we did. Having lived through seven of them since 2000, we had a knowledge that came from hard-learned lessons. We thought we knew how to prepare, how to respond, and how to rebuild.