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Culture of democracy important in Sri Lanka

5 November 2018

The Commonwealth Secretary-General’s spokesperson today issued the following Statement on the unfolding political situation in Sri Lanka.

Concern over child abductions in Cameroon

5 November 2018

The Secretary-General, Patricia Scotland, is deeply concerned about news that school children and other people have been abducted in Bamenda, in the English-speaking region of Cameroon. 

New publication maps parliaments’ role in realising human rights

5 November 2018

The Commonwealth has launched a publication that emphasises the role of parliamentarians in implementing the human rights commitments that their countries have made.

Summit to bolster youth work

5 November 2018

Malta’s capital will be transformed into a hub for youth empowerment when it hosts two Commonwealth events during Youth Work Week.

Faith offers solutions to global problems - Secretary-General

2 November 2018

Secretary-General Patricia Scotland has underscored the need to build trust and understanding between people of different faiths – and those with no faith – to find common solutions to today’s global challenges.

Ask the Expert: Deepening democracy in Commonwealth Africa

1 November 2018

The ‘Ask The Expert’ series features the leading specialists who work at the Commonwealth Secretariat. In this edition, Yvonne Apea Mensah, Adviser and Head, Africa Section, Governance and Peace Directorate shares insights into how the Commonwealth is promoting democracy in member countries.

Caribbean countries discuss global trade challenges

31 October 2018

Caribbean countries of the Commonwealth met in Georgetown, Guyana this week to deliberate on how to respond to major shifts in the global trade landscape.

Commonwealth teams up with UN staff college to train sustainable development leaders

31 October 2018

A new agreement between the Commonwealth and the United Nations System Staff College (UNSSC) will support joint leadership development programmes geared towards the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

Secretary-General: Empowering women ‘integral’ to achieving the SDGs

29 October 2018

Commonwealth Secretary-General Patricia Scotland has urged bold action to close the persistent economic gap between men and women and help pave the way to achieving the SDGs.

Secretary-General urges restraint in Sri Lanka

28 October 2018

The Commonwealth Secretary-General, Patricia Scotland, has noted the unfolding political developments in Sri Lanka.