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Commonwealth Secretary-General expresses sympathy and solidarity with the Government and people of France

Release date 15 July 2016

This appalling terrorist attack adds Nice to the tragic list of cities that have lost too many innocent people to violent extremism.

Action on gender equality core to success of the Commonwealth, says Secretary-General

Release date 13 July 2016

Patricia Scotland will argue action on gender equality and women’s empowerment is “core to the success of the Commonwealth” at this Thursday’s Women Leaders’ Summit.

Secretary-General appoints Ibrahim Gambari of Nigeria as Special Adviser for Zambian elections

Release date 11 July 2016

Secretary-General Patricia Scotland has announced Professor Ibrahim Gambari as her Special Adviser on Political Dialogue to support the Electoral Commission of Zambia.

Commonwealth Secretary-General heads to Caribbean for CARICOM summit

Release date 1 July 2016

Climate change, indebtedness, protecting migrant remittances and banking systems, and the consequences of Britain’s exit from the EU on small and vulnerable economies are priority concerns for the Secretary-General at CARICOM Conference.

Commonwealth election observers head to Nauru, led by former President of Kiribati

Release date 1 July 2016

Former President of Kiribati Anote Tong led a team of Commonwealth election observers to Nauru for the country’s general elections, scheduled for 9 July 2016.

Indian firms to boost trade links through new Commonwealth association

Release date 30 June 2016

Small and medium enterprises in India stand to gain from enhanced trade links with emerging markets across the globe, through a new Commonwealth business association launched today in New Delhi.

Commonwealth launches legal resource on violence against women High court judges during an open day for judiciary at Nairobi

Release date 28 June 2016

The Commonwealth will launch the first ever resource in East Africa to provide legal benchmarks on dealing with cases of violence against women.

Compendium of good practice caps Commonwealth Electoral Network conference

Release date 24 June 2016

Electoral commissions from thirty-nine countries have welcomed the announcement of a new Commonwealth compendium of good practice to assist member countries in delivering fair, credible and inclusive elections.

Commonwealth project to boost the number of Tanzanian women leaders

Release date 21 June 2016

Tanzanian citizens will be the first to benefit from a Commonwealth-wide initiative to put more women at the helm of public and private sector organisations.

Electoral commissions head to Trinidad and Tobago for Commonwealth conference

Release date 17 June 2016

The heads of election commissions from across the Commonwealth will gather in Trinidad and Tobago next week for a major international conference aimed at advancing good practices and principles for elections.