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High Level Group on Governance of the Commonwealth Secretariat

13 February 2018

The High Level Group that will make recommendations on governance of the Commonwealth Secretariat is holding its first meeting today at Marlborough House, the Commonwealth’s headquarters in London.

The Commonwealth stands ready to support Kenya

12 February 2018

The Commonwealth Secretary-General, Patricia Scotland, continues to monitor developments in Kenya following general elections held on 8 August 2017 to elect a President and Members of Parliament. These elections were observed by the Commonwealth.

Leading human rights activist Asma Jahangir passes away

12 February 2018

Asma Jahangir, leading human rights activist from Pakistan and close friend of the Commonwealth family, has passed away.

Indian law students visit Commonwealth headquarters

12 February 2018

A group of seven young law students from India, who are members of the Commonwealth Youth Human Rights and Democracy (CYHRD) Network, visited Marlborough House this week to learn more about the Commonwealth and their important role in it. 

The Commonwealth is a “model and catalyst for new forms of friendship and cooperation”: Gambia’s Minister of Foreign Affairs

9 February 2018

The Gambia’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, Ousainu Darboe, convened a press briefing in Banjul, the capital, to mark his country’s return to the Commonwealth.

The Gambia rejoins the Commonwealth

8 February 2018

The Gambia today rejoined the Commonwealth, almost five years after leaving the organisation. The West Africa nation’s return was marked by a flag-raising ceremony at Marlborough House, the London headquarters of the Commonwealth Secretariat.

Climate Finance Access Hub produces results – mobilising the private sector in Jamaica

5 February 2018

Jamaica is setting the stage for private sector investment in support of low carbon, climate resilient growth after signing its second readiness Grant Agreement with the Green Climate Fund (GCF) at the Jamaica House in Kingston. 

Training of senior officials praised in Uganda

2 February 2018

A five-day high level training programme to improve the management of Uganda’s Inspectorate of Government and Directorate of Public Prosecution has just been delivered by the Commonwealth in Jinja, Uganda.

Project boosts sustainable fashion across Commonwealth

2 February 2018

A project to support sustainable fashion across the Commonwealth and ensure designers and producers are supported has been launched.

Commonwealth is key to accessing climate funding

1 February 2018

The Commonwealth can play a critical role in helping small states to get funds after natural disasters, according to Dominica’s foreign affairs minister.