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Commonwealth Observer Group to Maldives Presidential Elections 2013 Image of Maldives flag

26 September 2013

As part of its ongoing election observation, the Commonwealth Observer Group will have a presence on the ground in Maldives.

World Bank and Commonwealth launch new reports measuring and promoting gender equality Image of women buying fabric in a shop at Balogun market in Lagos, Nigeria

25 September 2013

Reports: 'Women, Business and the Law 2014' and 'Gender, Trade and Public Procurement Policy' are launched at Commonwealth Secretariat

Commonwealth supporting Sri Lanka Human Rights Commission on role in national reconciliation Image of Sri Lanka flag

25 September 2013

The Commonwealth Secretariat will facilitate a roundtable from 26 to 27 September in Vavuniya, Sri Lanka.

Commonwealth foreign ministers and Commonwealth Ministerial Action Group meet in New York alongside UN General Assembly

24 September 2013

Foreign ministers will discuss Commonwealth perspectives on the successor goals of the post-2015 global development agenda

Experts back Commonwealth education proposal which raises the bar post-2015 Students in Form 4 Maths class at King George VI School, Honiara, Solomon Islands.

24 September 2013

“This group has been very influential in setting the agenda so far”- Olav Seim, Director of Education For All Global Partnerships Team, UNESCO

Maldives' Supreme Court ruling: Sir Donald McKinnon statement Image of Male, Maldives

24 September 2013

Commonwealth Secretary-General's Special Envoy Sir Don McKinnon comments on the 23 September ruling by the Maldives' Supreme Court temporarily halting the second round of the presidential election

Commonwealth to observe Cameroon elections

23 September 2013

A Commonwealth Expert Team will observe the Legislative and Municipal Elections in Cameroon, scheduled to take place on 30 September 2013.

Promoting and strengthening e-health in East and Southern Africa Image of office workers

Many Commonwealth countries are in need of innovative approaches for enhancing the provision of adequate healthcare to citizens. Geographic remoteness in particular, along with high levels of poverty among some of the membership’s most excluded and marginalised populations, is a major challenge for members that lack adequate resourcing and physical infrastructure to facilitate delivery.

Commonwealth Regulatory Network Image of people trading

In 2009, the Commonwealth Secretariat was tasked by Commonwealth finance ministers to find means of strengthening the linkages amongst financial sector regulators in Commonwealth countries.