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Commonwealth to help bolster human rights work in eSwatini KNCHR vice-chairperson George Morara speaking at the Commonwealth Human Rights Units workshop

21 November 2019

The Commonwealth is assisting in strengthening the promotion and protection of human rights in eSwatini through the sharing of expertise between institutions.

Election cybersecurity in the Commonwealth strengthened by shared learning delegates at the election management bodies in the Asia-Pacific region

21 November 2019

Commonwealth experts have provided training to senior officials from 15 election management bodies (EMBs) in the Asia-Pacific region to help protect electoral processes from cybersecurity threats.

Malta consultation on education management toolkit will improve learning outcomes Participants at the consultation of a new education toolkit in Malta

21 November 2019

Malta has hosted a consultation on a new toolkit designed to strengthen education systems and deliver 12 years of free and quality education to all girls and boys in the Commonwealth.

Event: International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women: Commonwealth says NO MORE Worried girl

25 November 2019

Representatives of high commissions, businesses, academia, women’s rights organisations and civil society will join Commonwealth Secretary-General Patricia Scotland at a special event to mark the International Day for the elimination of violence against women.

Blog: How the Commonwealth is building capacity among election professionals in the Pacific Participants at first Commonwealth Election Professionals workshop in Honiara, Solomon Islands

20 November 2019

Next week, the Commonwealth Election Professionals Initiative Asia Training Event will take place in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. In this blog, Kele Lui talks about his experience of participating in the Pacific Training Event in September as Tokelau’s delegate, and why the programme is so valuable for Commonwealth election administrators.

Blog: Leading the fight from above: Space technologies for enhanced climate action Earth seen from space

19 November 2019

In an increasingly changing environment and warming climate which threatens the very existence of mankind, good data and information on exactly what is happening has never been more important.

Sri Lanka election: largely peaceful and credible, although lack of social cohesion a concern Commonwealth Observer Group press conference

19 November 2019

The Commonwealth Observer Group has commended the people of Sri Lanka on a largely peaceful, credible and orderly election, but expressed concern that some groups experienced fear and intimidation. The Group stressed that a credible election must be inclusive, guaranteeing every citizen’s right to participate freely and safely in the process.

Commonwealth team to observe Namibia elections Christ Church in Windhoek

19 November 2019

The Commonwealth will deploy a team to observe elections in Namibia, scheduled for 27 November 2019. Musa Mwenye, former Attorney General of Zambia, is leading the Group, which will observe the Presidential and National Assembly Elections.

Partnership is crucial in the quest for peace, says Secretary-General Commonwealth Secretary-general Patricia Scotland at 2019 RISING Global Peace Forum

19 November 2019

The Secretary-General spoke of partnership being in the Commonwealth’s DNA as she delivered a message on multilateralism and peace dialogue at a major thought-leaders’ event.

Polls open across Sri Lanka Commonwealth observers at Sri Lanka polling station

15 November 2019

Polling is under way in Sri Lanka's presidential election, with a Commonwealth team observing the process in six provinces. The 2019 presidential election is the eighth to be held in Sri Lanka and the first where no sitting president, prime minister or opposition leader is standing.