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Blog: Youth shine at Commonwealth Health Ministers Meeting A group of nine people standing and smiling at the camera

Today, citizens under 30 years old comprise 60 per cent of the Commonwealth’s population - a proportion that is ten per cent higher than the global average. These young people face significant health challenges and are disproportionately affected by rapidly growing rates of non-communicable diseases, neglected tropical diseases and the burden of out-of-pocket payments.

Blog: Youth shine at Commonwealth Health Ministers Meeting Commonwealth Secretary-General and young people smiling at Commonwealth Health Ministers Meeting

20 June 2019

A blog by Obinna Nnewuihe, Assistant Health Officer

Action and innovation to drive Commonwealth Blue Charter champs Peter Thomson, keynote speaker with Secretary-General Patricia Scotland

19 June 2019

‘Champion’ countries of the Commonwealth Blue Charter - a commitment made by the 53 Commonwealth member states to work together to solve ocean-related problems - are laying the groundwork for joint action and developing robust, innovative strategies to tackle the world’s most pressing ocean issues.

Cameroon workshop advances women’s role in peacebuilding Three smiling delegates from the Commonwealth peacebuilding workshop

18 June 2019

The Commonwealth has held a training session for more than 30 Cameroonians designed to highlight the role women can play in building peace, understanding conflict and countering violent extremism. Participants from Cameroon’s civil society attended the four-day workshop in Douala.

Commonwealth Caribbean endorses broad measures to fight corruption Country flags being brought to the stage at the Commonwealth Caribbean anti-corruption meeting

15 June 2019

Caribbean anti-corruption agencies have unanimously agreed on the need for robust legislation to investigate and prosecute corruption in the region.

Duke of Sussex presents innovation awards at Commonwealth 70th anniversary garden party Duke of Sussex speaking to attendees at Commonwealth 70th anniversary garden party

14 June 2019

The Duke of Sussex has today presented special prizes to innovators in international development at a garden party celebrating the Commonwealth’s 70th anniversary.

Report launched in Cameroon on integrating returnees of conflict Posters with quotes at the Invisible Women book launch

14 June 2019

The Commonwealth has hosted an event unveiling a report on how the Cameroon government and civil society can support women returning from situations of extremism

Commonwealth Blue Charter champions to convene in London Aerial view of a boat anchored near a coral reef

14 June 2019

Countries leading action for ocean health and governance in the Commonwealth will meet in London next week to share strategies and firm up plans for action under the Commonwealth Blue Charter. Agreed unanimously by leaders in April 2018, the Commonwealth Blue Charter commits all 53 member countries to work together on solving crucial ocean-related challenges.

Event: Duke of Sussex to present Commonwealth innovation awards

14 June 2019

Prince Harry will attend the inaugural Secretary-General’s Innovation for Sustainable Development Awards on 14 June at a garden party marking the Commonwealth’s 70th anniversary.

Event: Commonwealth Trade Ministers Meeting A ship tied up at port with shipping containers, a truck carrying a shipping container and a plane

10 October 2019

The Commonwealth Trade Ministers Meeting is scheduled to take place in London on 10 October 2019 at Marlborough House.

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