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Collaboration central to strengthening election observation

30 November 2018

The organisations that observe elections around the world gathered at the Commonwealth’s headquarters in London for a two-day meeting to discuss best practice for observer missions.

Blog: Samoa makes human rights history with inquiry into family violence Three men and one woman all smiling and wearing leis in Samoa

30 November 2018

A blog written by Loukinikini Vili, Director of Human Rights, Ombudsman and National Human Rights Institution, Samoa.

Designers bring a sea of change to global fashion industry in Kenya

28 November 2018

Seventy-one per cent of the Earth's surface is covered by water, and some forward-looking fashion designers think it could be a new frontier for their industry.

Seychelles Steps Forward as Commonwealth Champion for Marine Protection

28 November 2018

Efforts to protect the ocean have received a major boost with the announcement that Seychelles will lead a Commonwealth Blue Charter action group on marine protected areas.

Caribbean leaders united in race against climate change

28 November 2018

Caribbean leaders and senior officials have agreed to accelerate joint action to build resilience to disasters, stressing climate action as a matter of their survival.

Experts urge shift on entrepreneurship in poor countries

26 November 2018

New research argues that the world’s poorest countries need to change their approach to entrepreneurship, if they want businesses to boost sustainable development. 

Commonwealth at COP24

2 December 2018 to 14 December 2018

COP24 provides opportunities for the Commonwealth to advocate on behalf of our member countries, especially for the concerns of small and other vulnerable states who are most threatened by climate change.

Cooperation between parliaments and human rights institutions emphasised

26 November 2018

The Commonwealth, in partnership with the Permanent Missions of Australia and Fiji to the UN, has conducted a side event on the relationship between parliaments and national human rights institutions (NHRIs).

Scholars ‘exemplars of Commonwealth connection’

26 November 2018

Students studying in the UK on Commonwealth scholarships are “exemplars of Commonwealth connection”, said Secretary-General Patricia Scotland on Friday.

Election observation experts return to Commonwealth headquarters

26 November 2018

The Commonwealth will host representatives from some of the leading organisations engaged in international election observation later this week.

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