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Dominica: Commonwealth Observer Group says elections ‘reflected will of people’ Chair on the Commonwealth Observer Group observing the elections

7 December 2019

An independent Commonwealth Observer Group (COG) deployed in Dominica, has delivered its interim statement on the 2019 Dominica General Elections, stating the election results ‘reflect the collective will of the people who voted.’ 

Caribbean disability conference: ‘we are an opportunity, not a burden’ Woman in wheelchair celebrating International Day of People with Disabilities

6 December 2019

At a conference in Antigua this week, disability rights’ advocates said that they don’t want special favours. Instead, they are calling for their basic human rights to be respected, protected and fulfilled. The second ‘I Am Able’ conference brought together more than 120 delegates from governments, charities, donor agencies and disabled people’s organisations from the eastern Caribbean.

‘Work with us,’ young leaders urge leaders following London meeting Youth participants at Commonwealth Futures meeting

5 December 2019

Young people have asked Commonwealth leaders to work with them in developing innovative solutions to the world’s most pressing challenges.

Dominica: Observer Group Chairperson Zainab Bangura calls for peaceful elections Chairperson of the Commonwealth Observer Group, Zainab Bangura, speaking to stakeholders

5 December 2019

As Election Day approaches in Dominica, the Chair of the Commonwealth Observer Group (COG), is encouraging ‘peaceful elections.’

Question of Identity? Bangladesh approaches 50 years of independence Delegates at the event

2 December 2019

The Commonwealth’s Countering Violent Extremism Unit has launched a project to explore what it means to be a young Bangladeshi, as the country approaches 50 years of independence. 

Commonwealth to observe General Elections in Dominica Commonwealth Observer Group on the ground in Dominica

1 December 2019

A Commonwealth Observation Group (COG) has arrived in Dominica to observe the upcoming elections. The COG arrived in the country on 27 November following an invitation from Dominica Prime Minister Hon Roosevelt Skerrit to observe general elections scheduled for Friday 6 December.

Event: Commonwealth at COP25 Herd of cows're walking on river because global warming and El Nino effect

2 December 2019 to 13 December 2019

Commonwealth Secretary-General Patricia Scotland will be leading a delegation to the UN Climate Change Conference, COP25 to be held in Madrid, Spain, from 2 to 13 December.

Namibia election: largely peaceful and orderly says Commonwealth Observer Group Commonwealth Observer Election Group Press Conference

29 November 2019

Namibia’s election on 27 November was carried out in a largely peaceful and orderly manner, according to an interim statement issued by the Commonwealth observers who were deployed to the country.

Health officials urge action amidst rising cancer cases in Commonwealth delegates at London Global Cancer Week

29 November 2019

Leading health officials are calling for urgent action to reduce the number of cancer cases in the Commonwealth, which are above global averages.

Joint declaration of the tripartite visit to Cameroon Commonwealth Secretary-general Patricia Scotland speaking to press in Cameroon

28 November 2019

The Chairperson of the African Union Commission, Moussa Faki Mahamat, the Secretary-General of the International Organization of la Francophonie, Louise Mushikiwabo and the Secretary General of the Commonwealth, Patricia Scotland, undertook a tripartite visit to Yaoundé, Cameroon, in order to exchange views with the national actors on the situation in Cameroon.