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Canada gives $2.7 million boost for Commonwealth Blue Charter Scientists conducting ocean observation

5 September 2019

New funding from the Government of Canada will help protect marine health and promote good ocean governance, aligned with the Commonwealth Blue Charter’s action group on ocean observation.

Secretary-General expresses concern for The Bahamas in the wake of “catastrophic” Hurricane Dorian Satellite image of Hurricane Dorian hitting The Bahamas

2 September 2019

With Hurricane Dorian having swept through The Bahamas with unprecedented intensity and force, causing extensive damage to infrastructure, and having reportedly claimed at least one life to date, Commonwealth Secretary-General Patricia Scotland has on behalf of the wider Commonwealth family expressed deep concern to the government and people of The Bahamas.

African members set for switch to state-of-the-art debt management system Delegates at a Commonwealth Debt Management training in Eswatini

30 August 2019

Finance ministries and central banks from eastern and southern Africa have been given expert training to prepare them for switching to the Commonwealth’s new state-of-the-art public debt management system.

Week-long event sees officials work to boost Commonwealth trade and investment A delegate from Bangladesh speaking at the Commonwealth Cluster meeting

29 August 2019

Officials from across the Commonwealth have gathered to discuss how they can boost trade and investment links across the 53 member countries.

Secretary-General launches Commonwealth Youth Work Week in Brunei Darussalam Commonwealth Secretary-General in Brunei Darussalam announcing Commonwealth Youth Work Week

29 August 2019

The Commonwealth Secretary-General has appealed to governments of member states to continue their support for youth workers and invest in education and training.

Nominations open for 2020 Commonwealth Youth Awards 2019 Commonwealth Young Person of the Year

28 August 2019

Nominations have opened for the 2020 Commonwealth Youth Awards which will see winners awarded a cash grant to scale-up development work benefiting their communities.

Brunei meeting to boost Commonwealth youth development policies Secretary-General of the Commonwealth, Patricia Scotland, with ministers and students in brunei

23 August 2019

The role of young people in the development of Commonwealth countries will be the focus of a high-level meeting in Brunei from 27-29 August.

Commonwealth Youth Work Week theme announced Man in front of a laptop with smiling children around him

22 August 2019

This year’s Commonwealth Youth Work Week will be celebrated across the 53 member countries from 4-10 November.

Blog: Innovation: a light at the end of the tunnel for disaster hit nations Futuristic map of the globe depicting innovation

16 August 2019

Since around 2010, the Commonwealth had been calling on the international community to look towards innovation. It was a period in which most of the memberships’ small and middle-income countries had become incapacitated with debt, whilst also facing the dire risk of more frequent and severe natural disasters.

Commonwealth highlights students’ contribution to transforming education on International Youth Day 2019 Man teaching a group of students in a school

13 August 2019

The Commonwealth has developed a new education programme to strengthen learning systems in member countries.

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