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International observers react to postponement of Nigerian elections International observers in Nigeria

17 February 2019

Heads of international observation missions in Nigeria have called for calm in the nation, following the decision of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to postpone the 2019 general elections due to logistical and operational challenges.

Commonwealth to help Ghana develop a new youth policy Ghana developing a new youth policy launch

15 February 2019

The Commonwealth will help Ghana develop a new evidence-based national youth policy. The initiative will empower the country’s youth population to reach its full potential and contribute meaningfully to national development.

Commonwealth values enshrined in Peace Accord, Secretary-General tells Nigeria's Presidential Candidates Commonwealth Secretary-General Patricia Scotland

14 February 2019

The Secretary-General has praised Nigeria's "steadfast commitment to the promotion of peace" in the run-up to Saturday's presidential election.

Commonwealth Day 2019

11 March 2019

On 11 March 2019, people in Commonwealth countries in Africa, Asia, the Caribbean and Americas, the Pacific and Europe will observe Commonwealth Day.

Commonwealth Observer Group in Nigeria gears up for deployment to regions Commonwealth Observer Group Chair in Nigeria, Jakaya Kikwete

11 February 2019

The Commonwealth Observer Group currently in Nigeria to witness the general elections will be deployed this Wednesday to various regions of the country, to observe preparations for polling day.

Applications open for regional youth conference on peace and security Commonwealth Youth Workshop on International Peace and Security and Building Community Resilience from the Ground Up

11 February 2019

The Commonwealth Secretariat and the Royal Commonwealth Society will host a four-day Commonwealth Youth Dialogue Conference: Youth Workshop on International Peace and Security and Building Community Resilience from the Ground Up, in Kuala Lumpur from 1-4 April.

2019 Commonwealth Youth Awards Finalists Announced The Duke of Sussex presents a Commonwealth Youth Award

8 February 2019

Entrepreneurs, innovators and social activists are among the 16 high-achieving contenders shortlisted for this year's Commonwealth Youth Awards. It's the thirtieth year of the Awards, which recognise and celebrate the achievements of people aged 15 to 29 whose innovative projects are making a significant contribution to their communities and driving change in the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals.

Commonwealth study to focus on settling cross-border commercial disputes Delegates sitting at a long meeting table

8 February 2019

A new study will examine the challenges faced by member countries in settling disputes under international commercial contracts

Commonwealth Secretary-General named 2019 Champion for women’s empowerment Commonwealth Secretary-General Patricia Scotland

8 February 2019

WEConnect International will recognise Commonwealth Secretary-General Patricia Scotland’s global leadership on women’s equality and empowerment with the 2019 Distinguished Champion Award on 1 April 2019

Extending frontiers of deep sea exploration will improve ocean governance, says Secretary-General Launch of deep sea exploration collaboration, First Descent

7 February 2019

In March this year state-of-the-art submarines will descend to previously unexplored depths of the Indian Ocean on a pioneering research expedition.