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Commonwealth Climate Finance Access Hub poised to go global Tuvalu Prime Minister Enele Sosene Sopoaga speaks about Commonwealth Climate Finance Access Hub

26 June 2019

A Commonwealth initiative designed to help small and other vulnerable states access international finances for tackling the effects of climate change, is poised to go global. The proposal to scale the Commonwealth Climate Finance Access Hub from 10 to 39 developing small states and other vulnerable countries was approved at the Commonwealth Symposium on Climate Finance held in Malta.

Blue Charter champs find allies for ocean action Delegates talking at the Commonwealth Blue Charter forum

26 June 2019

Fresh alliances are set to flourish under the Commonwealth’s flagship programme for ocean action, known as the Blue Charter. On Thursday, the Commonwealth and Bloomberg Philanthropies co-hosted an intensive partnership forum for ‘champion’ countries that have volunteered to lead action groups tackling ocean issues under the Commonwealth Blue Charter.

Commonwealth convenes Ghana conflict prevention workshop Delegates at the Commonwealth conflict prevention workshop in Ghana

25 June 2019

The Commonwealth has continued efforts to strengthen conflict prevention mechanisms in Ghana by convening a three-day workshop. The event in Kumasi, from 24 to 26 June, is designed to address the root causes of violence by strengthening local capacities and promoting the use of effective dialogue and advocacy in containing impending threats.

Young Asian entrepreneurs need ‘decisive’ policy to flourish Commonwealth workshop delegate speaking to the other people on her table

25 June 2019

Business leaders say entrepreneurship must be the backbone of future policy solutions if Asia’s youth boom is to bring collective benefits to the region.

Commonwealth Africa Innovation Ecosystem kicks off with Seychelles workshop Commonwealth Secretary-General Scotland speaking at the Seychelles workshop

25 June 2019

An innovation workshop in the Seychelles is spurring the transformation of the Commonwealth into a more connected network of countries ready to meet the challenges of the 21st Century.

Delegates work to build safer communities through ‘Peace in the Home’ Commonwealth Secretary-General Scotland speaks at the seminar

24 June 2019

At a Commonwealth seminar entitled ‘Peace in the home: ending domestic violence together', experts in health, gender, law and human rights have called for more action aimed at eliminating gender-based violence, particularly domestic violence.

Commonwealth experts stand united against violent extremism Commonwealth experts on Countering Violent Extremism

21 June 2019

Experts from 16 countries responsible for guiding the Commonwealth’s response against violent extremism have praised the ongoing efforts while making the case for further assistance. The Commonwealth Cadre of Experts on Countering Violent Extremism (CVE) met this week in Wilton Park, United Kingdom, to sketch an action plan in the lead-up to the 2020 Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM).

Blog: SDG Implementation: Has best become the enemy of better? The 17 sustainable development goals as colourful icons

21 June 2019

Born out of the Commonwealth’s recognition of an SDG implementation deficit, the Commonwealth in collaboration with the Government of Malta and the Small States Centre of Excellence, will host the Commonwealth’s inaugural “Award for Excellence in SDG Implementation” on 26-27 June in Malta.

New Commonwealth publication provokes fresh thinking on citizenship by investment Blue passport sticking out of the pocket of a blue shirt

20 June 2019

A Commonwealth publication has revealed that the Citizenship by Investment programme is a vital source of income, accounting for 16 per cent of total government revenues in some countries.

Commonwealth workshop helps deliver quality education in southern Africa Three delegates in suits sitting at a table

20 June 2019

Officials from Commonwealth countries in southern Africa are now better equipped to review their national education policies and deliver better quality inclusive education.