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CHOGM 2018 kicks off with launch of Commonwealth Innovation Hub

Release date 16 April 2018

Commonwealth Secretary-General Patricia Scotland launched the Commonwealth Innovation Hub on the opening day of the 2018 Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting in London.

Secretary-General: Commonwealth summit will seek to deliver

Release date 9 April 2018

Leaders from 53 countries will gather in London next week for the 2018 Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM). The week-long summit is expected to attract around 5,000 participants from government, business, and civil society under the theme ‘Towards a Common Future’.

Secretary-General to visit Kenya

Release date 19 March 2018

Commonwealth Secretary-General Patricia Scotland will make her first official visit to Kenya later this week. During her two days in the country’s capital Nairobi, Secretary-General Scotland will meet President Uhuru Kenyatta, government ministers and Raila Odinga, the former prime minister.

Commonwealth Day Message by Her Majesty The Queen

Release date 10 March 2018

"We all have reason to give thanks for the numerous ways in which our lives are enriched when we learn from others. Through exchanging ideas, and seeing life from other perspectives, we grow in understanding..."

Commonwealth Day Message by the Secretary-General

Release date 10 March 2018

Never before in the history of our family of nations has there been such a remarkable season of gatherings as that heralded by Commonwealth Day 2018.

Observer group deployed to cover Sierra Leone elections

Release date 21 February 2018

Commonwealth observers will arrive in Sierra Leone next week in advance of the forthcoming general election on March 7.

Bringing education goals within reach

Release date 7 February 2018

Educational opportunities in Commonwealth countries should be transformed by a new framework being launched at the 20th Conference of Commonwealth Education Ministers (20CCEM) in Nadi, Fiji, 19 -23 February.

Kickstarter project supports Least Developed Countries

Release date 21 November 2017

Some of the Commonwealth’s poorest members are set to receive additional support related to their transition as they graduate from the UN’s Least Developed Countries (LDC) list of countries.

Nominations open for Commonwealth Youth Awards 2018

Release date 14 November 2017

Nominations are now open for the 2018 Commonwealth Youth Awards for Excellence in Development Work.

New law and climate change toolkit unveiled at COP23

Release date 7 November 2017

A new online resource that supports climate change law-making is to be unveiled at COP23 in Bonn this week. The Law and Climate Change Toolkit is aimed at government policy makers responsible for developing laws that help implement the Paris Agreement.