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Commonwealth Secretary-General to visit Zambia

2 August 2017

Secretary-General Patricia Scotland is scheduled to visit Lusaka from 7-10 August, where she will reaffirm the Commonwealth’s support to the people of Zambia in meetings with government officials and other stakeholders.

Uganda’s PM and Secretary-General agree to support youth development

29 July 2017

Youth development topped the agenda as the Prime Minister of Uganda, Ruhakana Rugunda, met with Secretary-General Patricia Scotland in Kampala, ahead of next week’s 9th Commonwealth Youth Ministers Meeting.

Commonwealth to observe Kenya’s General Election

27 July 2017

Former President of Ghana, John Dramani Mahama, will lead a team of Commonwealth observers to the 2017 General Elections in Kenya, which take place on 8 August.

Commonwealth women’s mentorship scheme launches in Caribbean

25 July 2017

A new Commonwealth initiative to empower young women leaders has been marked with a regional launch in the Caribbean.

Deep sea mining: regulating an emerging industry

25 July 2017

Deep beneath the ocean, the seabed holds rich deposits of minerals: gold, silver, cobalt, copper, nickel, zinc, as well as lesser known chemical elements like tellurium - used to make solar panels.

Response to IPSO adjudication

24 July 2017

“We are concerned that this adjudication by IPSO has shifted the goalposts on what is fair and accurate journalism.

Secretary-General highlights challenges posed by trade fragmentation

24 July 2017

Trade governance structures must be “fit for purpose” to address the changing global landscape and benefit Commonwealth member countries, Secretary-General Patricia Scotland has said.

Commonwealth produces checklist to support more women into politics

21 July 2017

Experts from around the globe have discussed ways to support more women into politics during two significant events hosted by the Commonwealth.

Bahamian prime minster praises "very, very progressive" Commonwealth Secretary-General

20 July 2017

In a wide ranging discussion, the prime minister spoke about ways in which the Commonwealth could help The Bahamas, especially around protecting marine life and marine conservation.

Bahamas gospel choir rocks Commonwealth London headquarters

18 July 2017

Commonwealth high commissioners and staff were recently treated to a powerful performance from the multi-award winning Bahamas gospel group, Shaback.