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Commonwealth law ministers resolve to take action on access to justice Commonwealth Secretary-General Patricia Scotland at the Commonwealth Law Ministers Meeting in Sri Lanka

7 November 2019

Commonwealth law ministers have unanimously resolved to remove barriers to access to justice in their respective countries, and to deliver Sustainable Development Goal 16 on peace, justice and strong institutions by 2030.

Blog: Commonwealth nations are cooperating to reverse land degradation and desertification Cows walking on dry river bed because of global warming

An increasingly important aspect of Commonwealth cooperation to fulfil our collective commitment to sustainable development is our work on halting - and wherever possible - reversing the very severe desertification and degradation which occurs when land is used carelessly or too intensively.

Blog: How a robust international arbitration framework can boost global trade and economic growth gavel and block

7 November 2019

A robust framework for resolving cross-border commercial disputes can help unlock valuable trade and investment opportunities for Commonwealth countries.

Blog: Commonwealth nations are cooperating to reverse land degradation and desertification Cows walking on dry river bed because of global warming

7 November 2019

An increasingly important aspect of Commonwealth cooperation to fulfil our collective commitment to sustainable development is our work on halting - and wherever possible - reversing the very severe desertification and degradation which occurs when land is used carelessly or too intensively.

‘Funding universal health coverage benefits go beyond well-being,’ Southern African ministers told SADC Ministers of Health meeting in Tanzania

6 November 2019

Health ministers from Southern African countries are being urged to secure the political will to prioritise funds which will fast-track the delivery of universal health coverage in the region.

Blog: Access to justice for all is not yet a reality – but there are ways forward Commonwealth Secretary-General Patricia Scotland speaking at the Commonwealth Law Ministers Meeting in Sri Lanka

6 November 2019

Access to justice for everyone in all communities is an important right and requirement for building fair and peaceful societies – yet this objective has been achieved in few if any nations, and the consequences are damaging for social, economic and political progress and stability.

Justice should not be confined to courtrooms, says Secretary-General Commonwealth Secretary-General Patricia Scotland speaking at the Commonwealth Law Ministers Meeting in Sri Lanka

6 November 2019

People must have faith in the justice system for the rule of law to work, according to the Commonwealth Secretary-General. Patricia Scotland spoke at the opening ceremony of Commonwealth Law Ministers Meeting in Colombo, Sri Lanka.

Blog: Leading the fight from above: Space technologies for enhanced climate action Earth seen from space

5 November 2019

“We are in trouble. We are in deep trouble with climate change. Climate change is running faster than we are and we must catch up sooner rather than later, before it is too late”. United Nations Secretary-General, António Guterres at UNFCCC, COP 24

Leading the fight from above: Space technologies for enhanced climate action Photo of earth from a satellite

“We are in trouble. We are in deep trouble with climate change. Climate change is running faster than we are and we must catch up sooner rather than later, before it is too late”. United Nations Secretary-General, António Guterres at UNFCCC, COP 24

Month-long special effort to help young people in Africa Group photo at Commonwealth Senior Youth Officials Meeting

4 November 2019

African countries will spend this month giving special impetus to improving the lives of millions of young people. Beginning with Africa Youth Day on 1st November, the African Union member states, including the 19 Commonwealth countries, will focus on providing opportunities for young people in the areas of Education, Employment, Entrepreneurship and Engagement, known as the 4Es.

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