Home >Newsroom

African members set for switch to state-of-the-art debt management system Delegates at a Commonwealth Debt Management training in Eswatini

30 August 2019

Finance ministries and central banks from eastern and southern Africa have been given expert training to prepare them for switching to the Commonwealth’s new state-of-the-art public debt management system.

Week-long event sees officials work to boost Commonwealth trade and investment A delegate from Bangladesh speaking at the Commonwealth Cluster meeting

29 August 2019

Officials from across the Commonwealth have gathered to discuss how they can boost trade and investment links across the 53 member countries.

Secretary-General launches Commonwealth Youth Work Week in Brunei Darussalam Commonwealth Secretary-General in Brunei Darussalam announcing Commonwealth Youth Work Week

29 August 2019

The Commonwealth Secretary-General has appealed to governments of member states to continue their support for youth workers and invest in education and training.

Nominations open for 2020 Commonwealth Youth Awards 2019 Commonwealth Young Person of the Year

28 August 2019

Nominations have opened for the 2020 Commonwealth Youth Awards which will see winners awarded a cash grant to scale-up development work benefiting their communities.

Event: 2020 Commonwealth Youth Awards for Excellence in Development Commonwealth Youth Award Winners with Secretary-General Patricia Scotland

12 March 2020

The Commonwealth Secretary-General will launch the 2020 Commonwealth Youth Awards for Excellence in Development Work on August 28.

Brunei meeting to boost Commonwealth youth development policies Secretary-General of the Commonwealth, Patricia Scotland, with ministers and students in brunei

23 August 2019

The role of young people in the development of Commonwealth countries will be the focus of a high-level meeting in Brunei from 27-29 August.

Commonwealth Youth Work Week theme announced Man in front of a laptop with smiling children around him

22 August 2019

This year’s Commonwealth Youth Work Week will be celebrated across the 53 member countries from 4-10 November.

Event: Commonwealth Youth Work Week 2019

4 November 2019 to 10 November 2019

The Commonwealth Youth Work Week will be celebrated across the 53 member countries from 4-10 November.

Blog: We need to challenge climate change doubters before it’s too late London underground station flooded

19 August 2019

Blog by Patricia Scotland, Secretary-General of the Commonwealth: The frightening reality of Pacific island nations disappearing into the ocean could also become a real worry for western metropolises. Only with a truly inclusive and worldwide effort, with every nation, government and community on board can we win the battle. 

Blog: Innovation: a light at the end of the tunnel for disaster hit nations Futuristic map of the globe depicting innovation

Since around 2010, the Commonwealth had been calling on the international community to look towards innovation. It was a period in which most of the memberships’ small and middle-income countries had become incapacitated with debt, whilst also facing the dire risk of more frequent and severe natural disasters.