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Gun crime and peace-building top of the agenda for Bahamas High Commissioner

16 March 2018

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.

Commonwealth Big Lunch at Marlborough House

16 March 2018

The Commonwealth’s staff association hosted a delightful Commonwealth Big Lunch at Marlborough House yesterday. 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 highlights: Unity and diversity

15 March 2018

Commonwealth Day 2018 was celebrated in style by the 53 member countries with an array of special services, parties, food, dancing and music.

The 2018 Commonwealth Roadshow begins

14 March 2018

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.

Children’s voices sing out in Commonwealth Day premiere

13 March 2018

Among the youngest artists taking part in yesterday’s Commonwealth Day celebrations in London were 400 members of the Commonwealth Children’s Choir, accompanied by the Band of the Coldstream Guards. They were performing a brand new song which will welcome the Commonwealth heads of government when they attend next month’s key meeting in London.

The Commonwealth welcomes talks between President Kenyatta and Raila Odinga

13 March 2018

The Commonwealth Secretary-General, Patricia Scotland commends President Uhuru Kenyatta and Mr Raila Odinga for the talks they undertook in Nairobi on Friday.

Commonwealth partnership protects Mauritius mangroves

13 March 2018

Hundreds of mangroves were planted in Mauritius last week as part of a Commonwealth Climate Finance Access Hub and Air Mauritius partnership aimed at expanding the Pointe d’Esny wetland site of mangroves.

Commonwealth Day Service: A Celebration of Unity and Diversity

12 March 2018

Her Majesty the Queen, Head of the Commonwealth, accompanied by the senior members of the Royal Family, attended the Commonwealth Service at Westminster Abbey.

Remembering Commonwealth soldiers who fought for freedom

12 March 2018

The Secretary-General, Patricia Scotland, took part in a ceremony at London’s Memorial Gates this morning to honour the five million men and women from Commonwealth nations who served with the armed forces during the first and second world wars.

Virtual school assembly for Commonwealth Day

12 March 2018

Students aged 7 to 14 today made their voices heard by joining a virtual school assembly, designed to promote their understanding of the Commonwealth and to help them develop their public speaking skills.