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UK-India bilateral trade deal to boost UK’s exports by 2.6 billion

Release date 9 November 2016

A free trade agreement between the UK and India would increase trade between the countries by 25 per cent, new research undertaken by the Commonwealth shows.

8th Commonwealth Youth Parliament opens in British Columbia, Canada

Release date 9 November 2016

The 8th Commonwealth Youth Parliament has opened in British Columbia, Canada, hosted by the Legislative Assembly of British Columbia.

The Commonwealth helps Sri Lanka diversify exports

Release date 27 October 2016

Sri Lanka has been experiencing a declining trend in exports for the last three years. What’s more, the country’s export basket continues to concentrate on a limited number of products and to limited markets.

"The decision to stop destroying what is keeping us alive is firmly in our hands"

Release date 27 October 2016

Commonwealth’s Regenerative Development to Reverse Climate Change Workshop: Participants will explore cutting-edge technologies and innovations that can reduce carbon and roll back the effects of climate change, while supporting economic development.

Young writers from Zambia and Singapore receive prizes at Buckingham Palace Award Ceremony

Release date 26 October 2016

On Wednesday 26 October the Winners and Runners-up of The Queen’s Commonwealth Essay Competition 2016 attended an Award Ceremony at Buckingham Palace.

National aid for trade strategy launched in Botswana

Release date 25 October 2016

Botswana has launched a new scheme to boost its economy. The new ‘Aid for Trade’ strategy outlines ways to diversify exports and drive the nation’s economic growth.

Submissions call for prestigious Commonwealth education awards

Release date 21 October 2016

The latest round of the coveted Commonwealth Education Good Practice awards is now open to organisations that are delivering innovative education projects around the Commonwealth.

Colombo declaration for Commonwealth health ‘will shape global agenda’

Release date 16 October 2016

Both the president and the prime minister of Sri Lanka took part in the launch of the Colombo Declaration to ensure better health across the Commonwealth.

Commonwealth urges policy changes to unleash blue economy

Release date 6 October 2016

New research published today by the Commonwealth Secretariat calls for “fundamental changes” to the way the world’s oceans, seas and coastal areas are managed.

Commonwealth to be ‘honest broker’ as member states move from ‘shock to solutions’ after UK vote to leave the EU

Release date 5 October 2016

We are ready to support countries through tough post-Brexit trade negotiations, Secretary-General Patricia Scotland will tell Commonwealth finance ministers next week.