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Commonwealth observers issue recommendations following Tanzania elections

Release date 17 June 2016

The independent Commonwealth Observer Group has issued a report on the United Republic of Tanzania’s general elections of October 2015, which includes recommendations to boost the independence of electoral commissions in both Zanzibar and the mainland.

Kenyan Chief Justice Mutunga appointed as Commonwealth Secretary-General’s Special Envoy to Maldives

Release date 16 June 2016

Dr Willy Mutunga, Chief Justice of Kenya, will take up the role of the Secretary-General’s Special Envoy to Maldives.

India offers fully-funded training courses to Commonwealth citizens

Release date 16 June 2016

The Government of India is giving Commonwealth citizens the opportunity to attend fully-funded training courses across a range of areas, including rural development, IT, telecommunications and renewable energy, in association with the Commonwealth Secretariat.

The Queen launches new Commonwealth Hub

Release date 9 June 2016

Her Majesty The Queen today launched a new Commonwealth Hub which will bring Commonwealth organisations together in the same location to create a collaborative, dynamic and innovative way of working.

Commonwealth to develop universal standards for ensuring quality education

Release date 7 June 2016

Commonwealth countries are set to benefit from a set of universal standards to improve quality in education, Dr Joanna Nurse, Head of Health and Education at the Commonwealth Secretariat, announced today.

‘21st century solutions’ needed to reduce number of poorest countries, says report

Release date 27 May 2016

New report notes the number of least developed countries (LDCs) has doubled, not fallen since the United Nations (UN) introduced the categorisation in 1971.

Governments focus on boosting health security in response to emerging threats

Release date 22 May 2016

Global efforts to achieve universal health coverage are put at risk by threats to national health systems including recent virus outbreaks such Ebola and Zika, as well as climate change, Commonwealth Health Ministers have warned.

Small states must be part of financial rule-making, says Seychelles

Release date 12 May 2016

Small states including those with financial services industries should play a greater role in the development of global financial rules, Seychelles’ Vice President, Danny Faure, told the Fourth Global Biennial Conference earlier today.