Regional and pan-Commonwealth winners receive £14,000 grant between them
The Commonwealth proposal includes the need for integration of resilience building of small states, provision of grace periods for debt repayment during times of natural disasters or other external shocks and provision of countercyclical loans.
A publication that explores how tourism can facilitate growth, create jobs and improve livelihoods in small island developing states was launched in Washington DC on 12 October 2013.
The Commonwealth Secretariat and South Africa's National Treasury on 9 October 2013 signed a memorandum of understanding to boost the debt management capacity of member states.
The Commonwealth Secretary-General’s Special Envoy to Maldives, Sir Donald McKinnon, has noted the decision of the Supreme Court of Maldives to annul the first round of the Maldives Presidential election.
HM the Queen launched the Glasgow 2014 Queens Baton Relay at Buckingham Palace today at a simple but hugely well-attended ceremony which attracted crowds of supporter as well as some of Scotland's greatest athletes, young people from across the Commonwealth and senior representatives from across the Commonwealth.
The Commonwealth Secretariat has been notified of the Canadian Prime Minister’s decision not to attend the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) in Sri Lanka next month.
A high-level group of Commonwealth finance ministers met heads of leading international financial institutions in Washington DC on 7 October and made a case for the urgent need to address the debt and financing challenges of small states.
I have this evening received with regret the advice that an Executive decision has been taken by the Government of the Republic of The Gambia to withdraw from the Commonwealth with effect from 3 October 2013.
The high-level group of Commonwealth ministers will meet heads of leading international financial institutions to make a case for the urgent need to address the debt and financing challenges of small states.