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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).

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.

The Duke of Sussex promotes youth agenda at Commonwealth policy roundtable The Duke of Sussex, Secretary-General Patricia Scotland and youth development ministers and senior officials in Commonwealth countries

11 July 2019

The Duke of Sussex, who was last year appointed to be Commonwealth Youth Ambassador, today joined a policy dialogue at Commonwealth headquarters, focused on the implementation of youth policy in the 53 countries of the Commonwealth.

Delegates work to build safer communities through ‘Peace in the Home’ Commonwealth Secretary-General Scotland speaks at the seminar

24 June 2019

At a Commonwealth seminar entitled ‘Peace in the home: ending domestic violence together', experts in health, gender, law and human rights have called for more action aimed at eliminating gender-based violence, particularly domestic violence.

Commonwealth Caribbean endorses broad measures to fight corruption Country flags being brought to the stage at the Commonwealth Caribbean anti-corruption meeting

15 June 2019

Caribbean anti-corruption agencies have unanimously agreed on the need for robust legislation to investigate and prosecute corruption in the region.

Event: Duke of Sussex to present Commonwealth innovation awards

14 June 2019

Prince Harry will attend the inaugural Secretary-General’s Innovation for Sustainable Development Awards on 14 June at a garden party marking the Commonwealth’s 70th anniversary.

Secretary-General outlines robust framework to stamp out corruption Commonwealth Secretary-General Patricia Scotland

4 June 2019

Secretary-General Patricia Scotland has outlined a framework to help member countries investigate and prosecute corruption offences, which cost the global economy around $2 trillion a year. 

Secretary-General reiterates the importance of intra-Commonwealth trade Commonwealth Secretary-General Patricia Scotland presents an award

31 May 2019

Commonwealth Secretary-General Patricia Scotland has reiterated the importance of taking advantage of the innate benefits of intra-Commonwealth trade

Event: Fifth Commonwealth summit on anti-corruption in the Caribbean

3 June 2019 to 7 June 2019

The Commonwealth is hosting its fifth regional meeting for the Caribbean heads of anti-corruption agencies in the Cayman Islands from 3-7 June 2019

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