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Good regulatory practice key to Commonwealth trade Members of the ‘regulatory connectivity’ cluster of the Commonwealth Connectivity Agenda

22 May 2019

Committed to achieving $2 trillion worth of intra-Commonwealth trade by 2030, policymakers from across the Commonwealth agreed to use good regulatory practices (GRPs) to boost trade and help businesses flourish.

Trade officials outline Connectivity roadmap to 2020 Commonwealth summit Deputy Secretary-General Arjoon Suddhoo at a meeting for Commonwealth Trade officials

22 May 2019

Trade officials have concluded a meeting in London, where they created a roadmap to fully leverage the Commonwealth Connectivity Agenda (CCA) to boost trade benefits for 2.4 billion people.

Sri Lanka cricket team champions Commonwealth Peace at the Crease Secretary-General Patricia Scotland is presented a signed commemorative bat from Sri Lankan cricket team

21 May 2019

The Sri Lankan cricket team has congratulated the Commonwealth on its Peace at the Crease initiative

Observers deployed across Malawi as voting begins in tripartite elections Commonwealth Observers watching the voting process in Malawi

21 May 2019

As dawn broke, people queued to exercise their democratic right to choose a president, members of parliament and local councillors

Health ministers focus on the needs of the most vulnerable Layne Robinson, Iferemi Waqainabete and Commonwealth Secretary-General Patricia Scotland

20 May 2019

At the annual Commonwealth Health Ministers Meeting in Geneva on Sunday, ministers discussed the need to prioritise women, youth, people with disabilities and vulnerable groups, in their ongoing push towards universal health coverage (UHC).

Thabo Mbeki leads Commonwealth Observers for Malawi’s Tripartite elections Commonwealth Observer Group Chair, Thabo Mbeki, speaking at the opening press conference

18 May 2019

Malawians will go to the polls on 21 May to vote for a president, members of national assemblies and local councillors in the country’s tripartite elections. 

Applications open for Cameroon peace building conference Cameroon peace building conference

17 May 2019

Applications are now open to attend a workshop in Cameroon on the participation of women in preventing and countering violent extremism

Multilateralism remains a powerful agent of positive change, says Secretary-General Commonwealth Secretary-General Patricia Scotland

17 May 2019

Secretary-General Patricia Scotland has underscored the global benefits of multilateral cooperation through the Commonwealth and other international bodies.

Secretary-General reiterates support to the LGBTI community Commonwealth Secretary-General Patricia Scotland

17 May 2019

The Secretary-General says securing equal rights and fair treatment of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) people is essential to achieving the sustainable development goals.

Secretary-General remembers former Australian Prime Minister, Bob Hawke Former Australian Prime Minister, Bob Hawke

16 May 2019

Secretary-General Patricia Scotland has conveyed her condolences following the death of former Australian Prime Minister Bob Hawke at the age of 89.