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Commonwealth Observer Group condemns killing in the run-up to Mozambique elections Commonwealth Election Group in Mozambique

12 October 2019

The leader of the Commonwealth team observing elections in Mozambique has condemned the killing of a man who headed a local observer group.

Blog: How Commonwealth Meridian helps in the battle for debt sustainability and transparency Notes and coins

Commonwealth Meridian is the new state-of-the-art public debt management system, an essential tool for debt managers and policy makers. Here Commonwealth business analyst Joanne Allin provides a guide to the software and what it can do.

Reform WTO and resist protectionism, say Commonwealth trade ministers

10 October 2019

Trade ministers from across the Commonwealth today made a commitment to resist all forms of protectionism, and to work urgently together towards reforming the World Trade Organisation, which sets the global rules for international trade.

Secretary-General vows to help The Bahamas on climate crisis during visit to hurricane hit islands Commonwealth Secretary-General with The Bahamas Foreign Affairs Minister in Abaco after Hurricane Dorian seeing the devastation

10 October 2019

The Secretary-General has expressed solidarity with the people of The Bahamas in a visit to the islands of Abaco and Grand Bahama which were hit by Hurricane Dorian last month.

Finance ministers to discuss joint action to prevent future debt crises Commonwealth Finance minister speaking at meeting

10 October 2019

Commonwealth finance ministers will meet in Washington D.C. on 17 October 2019 to discuss coordinated interventions to prevent future debt crises. The meeting will be chaired by the Finance Minister of Cyprus, Harris Georgiades, under the theme ‘Preventing Debt Crises: The Roles of Creditors and Debtors’.

Consultations to shape new export strategy for Malawi Delegate speaking at workshop in Malawi

9 October 2019

Consultations opened today in Lilongwe, Malawi on the design of a new strategy to boost the country’s exports in regional and international markets.

Commonwealth action group on mangroves meets in Sri Lanka Mangroves

9 October 2019

Commonwealth countries are meeting this week in Negombo, Sri Lanka to decide on a work plan to help save the world’s mangroves. The plan includes joint actions, projects and funding strategies for the short and medium term. The activity is part of the work carried out under the Commonwealth Blue Charter – an agreement by all 53 Commonwealth countries to actively co-operate to solve ocean-related challenges.

Blog: Commonwealth model offers hope for easing multilateral trade tensions Ship and containers at dock

Global uncertainties and tensions are escalating and affecting trade in every region. We see rising protectionism, while multilateral cooperation - including through the World Trade Organisation - is increasingly under threat. Meanwhile, the resilience of many smaller or less developed countries is being undermined by the impact of climate change and extreme weather unprecedented in living memory, together with other natural disasters.

Commonwealth helps Jamaica secure $500,000 climate grant Blue Mountains, Jamaica

8 October 2019

The Commonwealth has helped Jamaica secure a grant to assist it towards establishing the first ever Caribbean green bond. The grant, valued at over $500,000, will pay for a ‘readiness initiative’ involving an analysis of the development and operation of a green bond market and the creation of regional green bond guidelines in accordance with international standards.

Blog: Helping to level the playing field for regulators - Introducing the Commonwealth Fintech Policy Toolkit Computer chip resembling a digital landscape

The blistering pace of innovation in financial services has seen the emergence, in the past two decades, of an array of new technologies deployed into the market – and new companies using those technologies – in more than a hundred countries around the globe. 

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