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Concern over Brexit in vulnerable Commonwealth states

Release date 30 August 2016

Key industries in some Commonwealth nations could take massive hits if appropriate steps aren’t taken following the UK’s departure from the EU. The forecast over so-called Brexit comes from policy experts’ analysis in two new research papers published by the Commonwealth Secretariat.

Commonwealth Secretary-General wraps up Malaysia visit, promotes good governance

Release date 24 August 2016

Secretary-General Patricia Scotland concluded her first official visit to Asia on Tuesday, as part of a global Commonwealth drive to promote innovation in public service, good governance and human rights.

Secretary-General visits Asia to promote innovation and integrity in public service

Release date 14 August 2016

Secretary-General Patricia Scotland will convene the sixth Commonwealth Ministers for Public Service Forum, hosted by the Government of Malaysia, on Wednesday 17 August in Putrajaya, Malaysia.

Search on to find the Commonwealth young person of the year

Release date 12 August 2016

Nominations are now open for the 2017 Commonwealth Youth Awards for Excellence in Development Work, which recognise outstanding young people who have made a significant impact in improving the lives and livelihoods of others.

Australia youth development index shines a spotlight on nation’s young people

Release date 11 August 2016

To mark International Youth Day 2016, on 12 August, the first-ever Australian National Youth Development Index report has been launched with support from the Commonwealth Secretariat.

Commonwealth Observer Group calls for peaceful elections in Zambia

Release date 10 August 2016

A spokesperson for the Commonwealth Observer Group to Zambia, Mr Kenneth Tsekoa, has urged the country’s people to play their part in ensuring peaceful and credible elections on Thursday 11 August 2016.

Experts debate solutions to ‘detrimental’ decline in banking partnerships

Release date 8 August 2016

This week the Commonwealth is convening a meeting of banks, financial gurus and global regulators to explore its report on solutions to a problem that is threatening development in vulnerable economies.

Commonwealth Ministers at Rio Olympics address sports policy and integrity issues

Release date 29 July 2016

Commonwealth governments will gather in Rio de Janeiro on the eve of the 2016 Summer Olympic Games to push for greater recognition of sport as a vehicle to deliver global development goals, such as on health and education.

Commonwealth to observe Zambia’s general elections and referendum

Release date 27 July 2016

The Commonwealth will observe the upcoming general elections and national referendum in Zambia scheduled for 11 August 2016. The former President of the United Republic of Tanzania, Jakaya Mrisho Kikwete, will lead the Commonwealth Observer Group.

Secretary-General joins top academics to define ‘responsible university’

Release date 27 July 2016

The Secretary-General will challenge universities to increase the number of scholarships they make available to Commonwealth students when she speaks at a universities conference tomorrow in Ghana.