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Communities strengthen dispute resolution skills in Malawi Commonwealth panel on dispute resolution in Malawi

29 October 2019

Community actors in Malawi are set to benefit from a special training programme aimed at enhancing local skills in dialogue and dispute resolution.

Malawi women reflect on political advancement Women voting in Malawi elections

29 October 2019

Malawian women in politics have been taking stock of their success in the May elections and brainstorming how to gain an even greater say in the running of their country.

Secretary-General: fast-track action on ocean health ‘before it is too late’ Commonwealth Secretary-General Patricia Scotland and Commonwealth Head of Oceans and Natural Resources, Nicholas Hardman-Mountford, at the Our Ocean Conference in Oslo, Norway

25 October 2019

The Commonwealth is working to establish a fund to help member countries take practical action on ocean sustainability. Ministers leading Commonwealth Blue Charter action groups met in Oslo with marine experts, investors and philanthropists to discuss the shape of the proposed fund. 

Commonwealth finance ministers urge progress on taxing digital commerce to tackle debt Chairperson of the Commonwealth Finance Ministers Meeting, Harris Georgiades and Secretary-General of the Commonwealth, Patricia Scotland

18 October 2019

Commonwealth finance ministers have recognised the potential of technology to improve debt transparency while urging closer collaboration to resolve tax challenges arising from growing digital commerce.

Blog: The world must not sleep-walk into another debt crisis Commonwealth Secretary-General addressing meeting

Trade wars, protectionism, and nationalist rhetoric are combining to weave the possibility of a nightmare debt crisis that could be worse than any previously experienced. Global borrowing is now at the highest levels since the 1950s – and history suggests we should take this as a warning that a debt crisis could be looming.

Mozambique election day ‘largely peaceful’ despite allegations of irregularities COG chair, former Kenyan Vice-President Stephen Kalonzo Musyoka speaking to media

17 October 2019

Voting in Mozambique’s general elections was largely peaceful but with allegations of irregularities, according to the Commonwealth Observer Group (COG).

Commonwealth Youth Forum 2020 launched in Rwanda Youth at the launch of the Commonwealth Youth Forum

16 October 2019

Young people and senior Rwandan officials have kicked-off the countdown to the 12th Commonwealth Youth Forum.

Officials trained in new debt management system Group of participants who were trained on Commonwealth Meridian

16 October 2019

Several Commonwealth countries are now equipped to use the Commonwealth’s new debt management software, following a two-week hands-on programme for officials in London.

Sport policy boosts countries’ fitness in more ways than one People sparring in stadium in Tonga

15 October 2019

Well-designed sport and physical activity strategies can make valuable contributions to national development and achieving the Sustainable Development Goals. That was the message from experts and policy makers who gathered for the three-day annual meeting of the Commonwealth Advisory Body on Sport (CABOS).

Commonwealth Observer Group condemns killing in the run-up to Mozambique elections Commonwealth Election Group in Mozambique

12 October 2019

The leader of the Commonwealth team observing elections in Mozambique has condemned the killing of a man who headed a local observer group.