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Joint declaration of the tripartite visit to Cameroon Commonwealth Secretary-general Patricia Scotland speaking to press in Cameroon

28 November 2019

The Chairperson of the African Union Commission, Moussa Faki Mahamat, the Secretary-General of the International Organization of la Francophonie, Louise Mushikiwabo and the Secretary General of the Commonwealth, Patricia Scotland, undertook a tripartite visit to Yaoundé, Cameroon, in order to exchange views with the national actors on the situation in Cameroon.

Commonwealth statement of the joint mission to Cameroon Flag of Cameroon

27 November 2019

The Chairperson of the AU Commission, HE Moussa Faki Mahamat, the Secretary-General of the Commonwealth, The Rt Hon Patricia Scotland QC and the Secretary-General of OIF, HE Louise Mushikiwabo are visiting Cameroon from 26 to 28 November 2019.

Event: 2020 Commonwealth Women’s Forum in Rwanda Commonwealth Women's Forum Logo

22 June 2020 to 23 June 2020

The countdown to the 2020 Commonwealth Women’s Forum has begun.

Newly-appointed diplomats urged to seize Commonwealth opportunities Delegates at the Commonwealth Diplomats induction programme

26 November 2019

Diplomats newly-appointed to posts with responsibility for the Commonwealth have been encouraged to take full advantage of opportunities to boost co-operation and connection among its 53 member countries.

Sri Lankan artist sounds climate alarm in new paintings Sri Lankan artist Anoma

26 November 2019

One of Sri Lanka’s most widely-acclaimed artists has a message for young people in the Commonwealth: “move together” in the fight against climate change.

Training to strengthen electoral democracy in Commonwealth Asia begins in Malaysia Speaker and participants at Commonwealth Election Professionals initiative in Kuala Lumpur

25 November 2019

Senior officials from six election management bodies have gathered in Malaysia for a programme aimed at boosting electoral democracy in Commonwealth Asia.

International framework on measuring sport’s contribution gains traction Commonwealth Deputy Secretary-General Arjoon Suddhoo at open-ended working group

25 November 2019

Global experts have commended an international framework which helps countries and sports bodies measure the contribution sport makes to the sustainable development goals (SDGs).

Election observation group arrives in Namibia Commonwealth Observer Group in Windhoek, Namibia

25 November 2019

A Commonwealth election observation group has arrived in Windhoek, Namibia for the presidential and national assembly elections scheduled for this Wednesday, 27 November 2019.

Commonwealth teams up with 'NO MORE’ initiative to reduce violence against women and girls Commonwealth Secretary General announcing Commonwealth Says NO MORE

25 November 2019

The Commonwealth has announced a new partnership designed to reduce domestic violence in member countries. Today, Secretary-General Patricia Scotland signed a memorandum of understanding with the NO MORE Foundation which is a global movement of 1,400 allied organisations and 40 international chapters working together to stop and prevent domestic violence and sexual assault.

Papua New Guinea: Commonwealth observes referendum on Bougainville’s political future Polling station in Papua New Guinea

23 November 2019

Voting has begun in a referendum on the independence of Bougainville from Papua New Guinea, with a team from the Commonwealth deployed to observe the process.