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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.

Blog: Four ways Jamaica is boosting private sector engagement in climate action Man walking down flooded street

A blog on climate change by Katie Blackman, a National Climate Finance Adviser deployed in Jamaica with the Commonwealth Climate Finance Access Hub.

Blog: Four ways Jamaica is boosting private sector engagement in climate action

3 July 2019

A blog on climate change by Katie Blackman, a National Climate Finance Adviser deployed in Jamaica with the Commonwealth Climate Finance Access Hub.

Commonwealth explores model law for sovereign wealth funds Speaker at sovereign wealth funds workshop points to a graph in his presentation

2 July 2019

Plans are being floated for the creation of a Commonwealth “model law” aimed at helping countries manage profits gained from their natural resources. On 24-25 June, senior officials from 17 member countries joined a two-day workshop on natural resource sovereign wealth funds (SWFs).

Event: Commonwealth Law Ministers Meeting A gavel resting on a book

4 November 2019 to 7 November 2019

The biennial Commonwealth Law Ministers’ Meeting (CLMM) will be taking place in Colombo, Sri Lanka, from 4 to 7 November 2019.

Commonwealth Ministerial Action Group meets to consider adherence to political values in member states  Commonwealth Secretariat headquarters at Marlborough House, London

29 June 2019

The Commonwealth Ministerial Action Group (CMAG) today met for the 54th time to discuss developments in member states.

Commonwealth small states recognised for commitment to SDG implementation Dennis Buttigieg accepting the Commonwealth Award for Excellence in Sustainable Development Goals Implementation on the behalf of Malta

28 June 2019

Malta has won the inaugural Commonwealth Award for Excellence in Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) Implementation, with Namibia and the Bahamas also scooping prizes.

Ministers welcome ‘timely’ intervention to assist St Kitts and Nevis in developing community dialogues Speakers at a Commonwealth event

26 June 2019

Ministers have welcomed the Commonwealth’s “timely” intervention to assist St Kitts and Nevis in developing community dialogues as part of the Government’s “holistic approach to crime reduction”.

Commonwealth Climate Finance Access Hub poised to go global Tuvalu Prime Minister Enele Sosene Sopoaga speaks about Commonwealth Climate Finance Access Hub

26 June 2019

A Commonwealth initiative designed to help small and other vulnerable states access international finances for tackling the effects of climate change, is poised to go global. The proposal to scale the Commonwealth Climate Finance Access Hub from 10 to 39 developing small states and other vulnerable countries was approved at the Commonwealth Symposium on Climate Finance held in Malta.

Blue Charter champs find allies for ocean action Delegates talking at the Commonwealth Blue Charter forum

26 June 2019

Fresh alliances are set to flourish under the Commonwealth’s flagship programme for ocean action, known as the Blue Charter. On Thursday, the Commonwealth and Bloomberg Philanthropies co-hosted an intensive partnership forum for ‘champion’ countries that have volunteered to lead action groups tackling ocean issues under the Commonwealth Blue Charter.

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