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Ask the Expert: The road to clean energy - a look at how Commonwealth countries are making the transition from fossil fuels to clean energy Wind turbines in the desert

16 July 2019

The ‘Ask The Expert’ series features some of the leading specialists who work at the Commonwealth Secretariat. In this edition, Alache Fisho, Legal Adviser at the Trade, Oceans and Natural Resources Directorate, looks at how Commonwealth countries are making the transition from fossil fuels to clean energy.

Blue Charter group gears up to protect and restore ‘priceless’ coral reefs Coral reefs Action Group participants

14 July 2019

Commonwealth countries devoted to saving the world’s coral reefs met in Townsville, Australia this week to outline immediate and long-term actions they can take to ensure the health of coral reef ecosystems.

Breaking barriers to girls’ education crucial to sustainable development Panellists on the Commonwealth Human Rights Unit panel discussion on girls education

12 July 2019

Inequality, child marriage and social and cultural norms are just some of the barriers that girls face in their pursuit of education.

The Duke of Sussex promotes youth agenda at Commonwealth policy roundtable The Duke of Sussex, Secretary-General Patricia Scotland and youth development ministers and senior officials in Commonwealth countries

11 July 2019

The Duke of Sussex, who was last year appointed to be Commonwealth Youth Ambassador, today joined a policy dialogue at Commonwealth headquarters, focused on the implementation of youth policy in the 53 countries of the Commonwealth.

Commonwealth prepares Tongan civil servants to prevent workplace harassment A workshop trainer getting a point across

11 July 2019

A Commonwealth workshop has trained a group of Tongan civil servants on gender and development, and introduced the prevention of sexual harassment and discrimination in the workplace. The Commonwealth hosted the two-day workshop in Nuku’alofa in collaboration with Tonga’s Public Service Commission, in line with the government’s 2019 national policy on gender and development.

Foreign Ministers re-affirm commitment to Commonwealth Charter values and principles Secretary Jeremy Hunt with Commonwealth Secretary-General, Patricia Scotland.

10 July 2019

The 70th anniversary of the Commonwealth was celebrated today when Foreign Ministers representing the governments of its member countries met in London and reaffirmed their commitment to the “core values and principles” of the Commonwealth Charter.

Observer Group commends the Solomon Islands election in its final report Voters on trucks during Solomon Islands election campaign

9 July 2019

The final report of the Commonwealth Observer Group to the Solomon Islands Nation General Election 2019 has been presented to the government, electoral commission and other stakeholders.

Fundamental freedoms generally respected: Observer Group’s final report on elections in Nigeria Chair of Commonwealth Observer Group in press conference

9 July 2019

In its final report, the Commonwealth group observing Nigeria’s general elections of 23 February has concluded that the process was transparent and the result was credible.

Freedom and safety of journalists around world is key human rights issue: Commonwealth panel Speaker at media freedom discussion

9 July 2019

Members of a discussion panel co-hosted by the Commonwealth have said the safety and freedom of media workers is linked to the achievement of sustainable development goal 16.10, which ensures public access to information.

New book enlightens young readers on deep sea mining Submarine travelling underwater

5 July 2019

A new illustrated book, co-published by the Commonwealth, seeks to educate children about seabed minerals and the impacts of their exploitation through deep sea mining.