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Commonwealth to observe general elections in Tonga

Release date 7 November 2017

Secretary-General Patricia Scotland will deploy a Commonwealth Observer Group to observe general elections in Tonga, scheduled for 16 November 2017. This follows a formal invitation from the Government of Tonga.

Secretary-General: ‘Let us not forget hurricane victims in the Caribbean’

Release date 31 October 2017

Secretary-General Patricia Scotland is urging the international community to keep devastated islands in the Caribbean high on its agenda as she heads to Antigua and Barbuda today.

Law Ministers Meeting ends with pledge to reform key legislation

Release date 23 October 2017

Commonwealth citizens are set to benefit from improved legal services in a range of areas as law ministers ended their meeting in The Bahamas with a package of agreements and pledges.

Law ministers summit to focus on law reform and technology

Release date 11 October 2017

The Commonwealth will unveil a package of legislative reform tools at its Law Ministers Meeting in Nassau, The Bahamas, from 16 to 19 October 2017.

Ministers to hear how harnessing innovation vital to tackling Commonwealth’s economic challenges

Release date 10 October 2017

Innovation will be at the centre of ways to tackle shared challenges facing Commonwealth countries when finance ministers, central bank governors, and senior finance officials meet this week in Washington DC.

Secretary-General “delighted” with Zambian opposition leader’s release

Release date 16 August 2017

The Secretary-General was responding to the news that Zambia’s Director of Public Prosecution (DPP) had decided to stay the treason case against the leader of the United Party for National Development

Kenyan elections “credible, fair and inclusive” – Chair of Commonwealth Observer Group

Release date 10 August 2017

John Mahama, Chair of the Commonwealth Observer Group in Kenya and former President of Ghana, has commended Kenyans for their patience in waiting for final election results.

President of Zambia and opposition leader agree to peaceful dialogue

Release date 9 August 2017

President Edgar Lungu and the opposition leader Hakainde Hichilema have agreed to engage in a peaceful dialogue to address the country’s political tensions.

Ministers pledge to mainstream youth priorities and address gap in financing

Release date 4 August 2017

Commonwealth governments have pledged to redouble efforts to “bridge the gap” in financing young people’s development, at the 9th Commonwealth Youth Ministers Meeting in Kampala.

Commonwealth youth work education consortium launches with 16 universities

Release date 2 August 2017

Leading universities around the world are joining a Commonwealth initiative aimed to improve access to certified courses in youth work.