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Foreign Ministers re-affirm commitment to Commonwealth Charter values and principles Secretary Jeremy Hunt with Commonwealth Secretary-General, Patricia Scotland.

10 July 2019

The 70th anniversary of the Commonwealth was celebrated today when Foreign Ministers representing the governments of its member countries met in London and reaffirmed their commitment to the “core values and principles” of the Commonwealth Charter.

Observer Group commends the Solomon Islands election in its final report Voters on trucks during Solomon Islands election campaign

9 July 2019

The final report of the Commonwealth Observer Group to the Solomon Islands Nation General Election 2019 has been presented to the government, electoral commission and other stakeholders.

Fundamental freedoms generally respected: Observer Group’s final report on elections in Nigeria Chair of Commonwealth Observer Group in press conference

9 July 2019

In its final report, the Commonwealth group observing Nigeria’s general elections of 23 February has concluded that the process was transparent and the result was credible.

Freedom and safety of journalists around world is key human rights issue: Commonwealth panel Speaker at media freedom discussion

9 July 2019

Members of a discussion panel co-hosted by the Commonwealth have said the safety and freedom of media workers is linked to the achievement of sustainable development goal 16.10, which ensures public access to information.

New book enlightens young readers on deep sea mining Submarine travelling underwater

5 July 2019

A new illustrated book, co-published by the Commonwealth, seeks to educate children about seabed minerals and the impacts of their exploitation through deep sea mining.

Blog: Four ways Jamaica is boosting private sector engagement in climate action

3 July 2019

A blog on climate change by Katie Blackman, a National Climate Finance Adviser deployed in Jamaica with the Commonwealth Climate Finance Access Hub.

Commonwealth explores model law for sovereign wealth funds Speaker at sovereign wealth funds workshop points to a graph in his presentation

2 July 2019

Plans are being floated for the creation of a Commonwealth “model law” aimed at helping countries manage profits gained from their natural resources. On 24-25 June, senior officials from 17 member countries joined a two-day workshop on natural resource sovereign wealth funds (SWFs).

Commonwealth Ministerial Action Group meets to consider adherence to political values in member states  Commonwealth Secretariat headquarters at Marlborough House, London

29 June 2019

The Commonwealth Ministerial Action Group (CMAG) today met for the 54th time to discuss developments in member states.

Commonwealth small states recognised for commitment to SDG implementation Dennis Buttigieg accepting the Commonwealth Award for Excellence in Sustainable Development Goals Implementation on the behalf of Malta

28 June 2019

Malta has won the inaugural Commonwealth Award for Excellence in Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) Implementation, with Namibia and the Bahamas also scooping prizes.

Ministers welcome ‘timely’ intervention to assist St Kitts and Nevis in developing community dialogues Speakers at a Commonwealth event

26 June 2019

Ministers have welcomed the Commonwealth’s “timely” intervention to assist St Kitts and Nevis in developing community dialogues as part of the Government’s “holistic approach to crime reduction”.