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Poor countries that succeed still need support say experts Women smiling at food market in Vanuatu

4 February 2020

A record number of countries are set to leave the United Nations category of Least Developed Countries (LDC), but experts warn that without extra support they are at risk of sliding back into poverty.

Commonwealth helps fight against cybercrime in the Caribbean People gathered in a room to discuss cybersecurity

4 February 2020

The Commonwealth has held a 4-day training session in Barbados to teach Caribbean police and legal experts how to use electronic evidence in cybercrime cases.

Central bankers agree on fin-tech framework to bring banking to people without accounts Central bankers in Bermuda discussing fintech framework

3 February 2020

Commonwealth central bankers have created a technical framework that will improve access to cheaper, faster and more efficient banking for people without bank accounts.

Maldives becomes 54th member of Commonwealth family Graphic saying welcome maldives

1 February 2020

The Commonwealth has welcomed its 54th family member after Maldives' application for re-admission was approved. The small island nation officially re-joined the Commonwealth on Saturday, February 1 2020.

Eswatini king: Commonwealth is key development partner Secretary-General of the Commonwealth, Patricia Scotland, giving the King of Eswatini a Commonwealth Charter

31 January 2020

The King of Eswatini has paid tribute to the Commonwealth for playing a key role in the country’s social, democratic and economic progress.

Kingdom of Eswatini aspirations chime with CHOGM 2020 agenda Commonwealth Secretary-General Patricia Scotland with the Kingdom of eSwatini Prime Minister Ambrose Dlamini

30 January 2020

Secretary-General Patricia Scotland has welcomed an ambitious development strategy by the Kingdom of Eswatini which, she says, aligns with the Commonwealth's aspirations for the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) 2020 in Rwanda.

Ministerial group reviews progress to meet Commonwealth education targets Commonwealth Deputy Secretary-General speaking at meeting of Education Ministers

29 January 2020

Education ministers met in London to review progress and challenges in realising the Nadi Declaration, an agreement made in Fiji to ensure quality education for all.

Fintech solutions explored at World Economic Forum in Davos Ajay Bhalla speaking at Commonwealth dialogue on Fintech at Davos

24 January 2020

Innovations in the finance sector could help lift more people out of poverty and boost growth in developing Commonwealth countries.

Commonwealth Secretary-General tells The Hague there can be no lasting peace without justice Commonwealth Secretary-general Patricia Scotland speaking at the International Criminal Court

24 January 2020

Lasting peace and the prosperity that comes with it cannot be achieved without justice, the Commonwealth Secretary-General has declared, during a keynote speech in the Hague.

Officials meeting in Bermuda to discuss unlocking fin-tech’s benefits Speaker discussing fintech at Commonwealth Finance Ministers Meeting

24 January 2020

Central bank officials will meet in Bermuda next week to agree on a framework that can help build robust fin-tech ecosystems in their countries.