The Solomon Islands are one of four nations that could be removed from the United Nation’s least developed country (LDC) category due to improved healthcare, education and earning power.
The Commonwealth Roadshows are underway and have been taking place around the UK. These events, which have so far been held in London and Glasgow, run throughout 2018 and are an opportunity for young people to come together to engage in meaningful debate about the challenges and opportunities facing their Commonwealth.
Is the growing frequency of robust and destructive category 5 storms a norm or exception? And what does this mean for the economic development and very existence of small states? Wonderful Hope Khonje, Technical Economic Officer, invites your thoughts.
The Commonwealth Observer Group arrived in the country on March 16 and have met with the Prime Minister, the electoral commission, representatives of political parties, civil society representatives, media organisations and domestic and international observer groups.
Commonwealth Secretary-General Patricia Scotland will make her first official visit to Kenya later this week. During her two days in the country’s capital Nairobi, Secretary-General Scotland will meet President Uhuru Kenyatta, government ministers and Raila Odinga, the former prime minister.
A former Foreign Minister from The Bahamas, Janet Bostwick, will lead a team of Commonwealth observers to Antigua and Barbuda for the country’s general election next week.
The former police commissioner of The Bahamas made an impassioned plea for the Commonwealth to support initiatives that will tackle gun crime and violence through-out the Caribbean.
The Commonwealth’s staff association hosted a delightful Commonwealth Big Lunch at Marlborough House. It gave staff at the Commonwealth’s headquarters an opportunity to come together under one roof and celebrate their Commonwealth connections over a shared meal.
Commonwealth Day 2018 was celebrated in style by the 53 member countries with an array of special services, parties, food, dancing and music.
During March and April, the Commonwealth kicks off a series of roadshows to support more young people into work. These are being produced in partnership with Elevation Networks, a youth employment charity which focuses on social action and community engagement initiatives.