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Game on! Commonwealth steps up battle on climate change with regenerative solutions model Commonwealth Secretary-General Patricia Scotland launching common earth at marlborough House

4 October 2019

The Commonwealth has launched a regenerative climate change model that marries the ancient wisdom of indigenous groups with emerging innovations, technologies and scientific approaches. Common Earth, is the programme that will create a network of projects that could be replicated and adapted to any community, country or region.

Commonwealth trade ministers to convene in London amid global uncertainties Trade ministers sitting around table

4 October 2019

Trade ministers and senior officials from 53 Commonwealth countries will gather in London to explore strategies for deepening trade and investment, while supporting a transparent, inclusive, fair, and open rules-based global trading system.

Blog: Blockchain – A promising technology for debt transparency Fintech on a tablet screen

30 September 2019

A blockchain is a growing list of records, called blocks, linked together by unbreakable cryptography. Among its many applications, this technology is used to underpin financial products and services including digital currencies such as Bitcoin and Litecoin. 

Common Earth Conference Earth observation from the outer space

3 October 2019

The all day event will be held at Marlborough House, London on Thursday 3 October. Convened by the Commonwealth and its implementation partner on regenerative development, the Cloudburst Foundation, it will be the official launch of Common Earth - an international consortium aimed at collectively creating and harnessing strategies to restore the damage caused by climate change and achieve the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

Global experts to create regenerative climate action roadmap Participants at a climate change workshop

30 September 2019

World-renowned environmentalists, scientists, climate change experts and indigenous groups will meet on October 3 in London to create a roadmap for pioneering, country-led solutions to climate change. The event, convened by the Commonwealth and its implementation partner on regenerative development, the Cloudburst Foundation, will officially launch Common Earth.

Ministerial Action Group meets in New York  Commonwealth Ministerial Action Group in New York with Commonwealth Secretary General and chair Kenya cabinet secretary for foreign affairs Monica Juma

27 September 2019

The Commonwealth Ministerial Action Group (CMAG) met for the 55th time to discuss developments in member states.

Commonwealth panel calls for data-driven approach to prevent gender-based killings Delegates at the Commonwealth Human Rights Unit's panel discussion

27 September 2019

The Commonwealth has called on its member countries to collect and share data of victims of gender-based killings.

Ministers present actions on gender equality for consideration by Commonwealth leaders Ministers seated at table during the meeting

27 September 2019

Women’s affairs ministers have agreed on actions to accelerate gender equality to be presented to Commonwealth leaders when they meet in Rwanda next year. The priorities are set out in the outcome statement made by the 12th Women’s Affairs Ministers Meeting held in Nairobi, Kenya.

Ministers release statement on Guyana border controversy  Ministerial Guyana group UNGA New York Guyana foreign affairs minister carl greenidge Canada High Commissioner Janice Charette

26 September 2019

The Commonwealth Ministerial Group on Guyana today met at the United Nations General Assembly in New York.

Ministerial committee releases statement on Belize border dispute Belize Ministerial Committee New York UNGA chair is barbados foreign minister jerome walcott

26 September 2019

Today the Commonwealth Ministerial Committee on Belize convened at the United Nations General Assembly in New York.