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Strengthening election cybersecurity in the Commonwealth Attendees at the expert review meeting on election cyber security in the Commonwealth

31 July 2019

A project to enhance Commonwealth countries’ capacity in election cybersecurity is underway. A Commonwealth Guide on Election Cybersecurity is being developed to support Election Management Bodies (EMBs) to manage risks associated with the use of technologies in elections.

Opinion: Why disaster readiness is critical for Africa – and what the Commonwealth is doing about it Displaced people in aftermath of Cyclone Idai

31 July 2019

Five months ago, Cyclone Idai ripped through the Southern African region, causing a massive humanitarian disaster that affected three million people. More than a thousand perished, while 200,000 lost their homes, many of whom are still to this day living in refugee camps.

ICT, innovation at the core of Commonwealth reform agenda Secretary-General Patricia Scotland speaking at the open day on innovation and information and communication technology

31 July 2019

The Commonwealth is embracing a digital transformation in its work practices, which was showcased this week at the organisation’s first ever open day on innovation and information and communication technology (ICT).

Commonwealth enters into agreement with Club de Madrid on promoting peace and good governance Voters casting their ballot during the 2019 Nigeria Elections

30 July 2019

The Commonwealth Secretariat and World Leadership Alliance-Club de Madrid (WLA-CdM) have entered into an agreement that commits the two organisations to work in closer partnership to promote peace and good governance in the countries they serve.

Commonwealth urges international organisations to integrate efforts at UN forum Travis Mitchell speaking at a United Nations forum

30 July 2019

International organisations must partner-up to avoid duplication and integrate efforts that assist member countries, says the Commonwealth’s head of economic policy and small states.

Secretary-General welcomes the appointment of new Chairperson of the Guyana Elections Commission A gavel in court

29 July 2019

The Commonwealth Secretary-General welcomes the appointment of the new Chairperson of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) and commends all involved parties who enabled agreement to be reached on this issue.

Balance programming and policy reform to maximise sports contribution to SDGs Delegates sitting at a long table during a meeting

25 July 2019

An enhanced focus on policy reform and scaling access to sport for development programmes will maximise the sport’s contribution to the sustainable development goals.

ICT and Innovation Open Day

29 July 2019

The Open Day is an opportunity for the High Commissioners, Commonwealth organisations and partners to understand, appreciate and reflect on the work done so far. During the day, the Commonwealth Secretariat and partners will showcase new products and services.

Ten awarded Blue Charter fellowships to fight plastic pollution Scientist in a lab coat standing in a laboratory next to set of scales

24 July 2019

Ten emerging scientists have been awarded fellowships at top Commonwealth universities to explore innovative ways to tackle plastic litter in the ocean

‘Accelerating gender equality’ will top agenda for Commonwealth ministerial meeting Delegate speaking today at the briefing session

22 July 2019

Accelerating gender equality for sustainable development will top the agenda when 53 ministers for gender and women’s affairs meet in Kenya for the 12th Women’s Affairs Ministers Meeting (12WAMM) on 19-20 September in Nairobi.

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