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Young people: We are unheard in global fight against extremism

18 December 2019

Young people have said their efforts to stem extremism and build peace remain largely overlooked at the national and global levels.

More ambition needed to avert climate crisis Commonwealth Secretary-General Patricia Scotland speaking at COP25 in Madrid, Spain

18 December 2019

The Commonwealth Secretary-General has called for raised ambitions and intensified climate action in light of sobering reports by the world’s top climate scientists.

Young CEO empowers women, youth in climate fight Angelique Pouponneau, CEO of Seychelles Conservation and Climate Adaptation Trust

16 December 2019

One of Seychelles’ youngest executives is calling for countries to put more trust in young people as leaders on climate change issues.

Commonwealth and United Nations sign new agreement Commonwealth Secretary-General Patricia Scotland and United Nations Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed signing MOU

13 December 2019

Commonwealth Secretary-General Patricia Scotland and United Nations Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed have formally committed their organisations to work more closely together.

Papua New Guinea: Referendum on the political future of Bougainville was credible, transparent and inclusive – Commonwealth Observer Group  Observing the vote at a poll station in Bougainville

13 December 2019

The Chairperson of the Commonwealth Observer Group for the Bougainville Referendum, Anote Tong, former President of Kiribati, has issued a Preliminary Statement concluding that the referendum process was credible, transparent and inclusive.

Blue Charter ramps up momentum with new action group at COP25 President of Kiribati, Taneti Maamau and Secretary-General of the Commonwealth, Patricia Scotland

12 December 2019

The Pacific Island nation of Kiribati has stepped forward to lead an action group on sustainable coastal fisheries, as part of the Commonwealth Blue Charter. The action group will rally countries together to share knowledge and best practices, align actions on sustainable fisheries and mobilise funding to support their joint initiatives.

Blog: Commonwealth anti-corruption initiative pushes progress on SDGs Scales of Justice and coins

10 December 2019

Tackling corruption has to be a priority of the highest order if we are earnest about achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). As the world marks International Anti-Corruption Day - a day set aside to raise public awareness of anti-corruption actions - the International Monetary Fund estimates bribery costs the global economy roughly 1.5 to 2 trillion dollars a year.

Major Commonwealth study on international commercial arbitration offers trade-boosting solutions Panel member speaking at British Institute of International and Comparative Law

10 December 2019

Implementation of international commercial arbitration mechanisms could significantly strengthen and increase trade in the Commonwealth.

Dominica: Commonwealth Observer Group says elections ‘reflected will of people’ Chair on the Commonwealth Observer Group observing the elections

7 December 2019

An independent Commonwealth Observer Group (COG) deployed in Dominica, has delivered its interim statement on the 2019 Dominica General Elections, stating the election results ‘reflect the collective will of the people who voted.’ 

Caribbean disability conference: ‘we are an opportunity, not a burden’ Woman in wheelchair celebrating International Day of People with Disabilities

6 December 2019

At a conference in Antigua this week, disability rights’ advocates said that they don’t want special favours. Instead, they are calling for their basic human rights to be respected, protected and fulfilled. The second ‘I Am Able’ conference brought together more than 120 delegates from governments, charities, donor agencies and disabled people’s organisations from the eastern Caribbean.