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Commonwealth Class: Schoolchildren read aloud their winning short stories

6 February 2017

Schoolchildren named as winners in the Commonwealth Class Writing Competition have recorded their short stories in audio form.

Secretariat congratulates Queen on her sapphire jubilee

6 February 2017

It is 65 years today since The Queen acceded to the throne, and marks her sapphire jubilee as Head of the Commonwealth.

Secretariat vigorously rebuts series of ‘misleading and untruthful media allegations’

5 February 2017

The Commonwealth Secretariat has complained to the press standards watchdog, IPSO, about a series of articles concerning the Secretariat and the Secretary-General.

Indian high commissioner appreciative of India-Commonwealth trade links

4 February 2017

The Indian high commissioner, His Excellency Mr. Y.K. Sinha, paid a call on Secretary-General Patricia Scotland at Marlborough House today.

Environmentalists pledge action on climate change

3 February 2017

Leading experts and scientists have published a manifesto setting out commitments to reverse the human impact of climate change.

Ministerial action group charts course for excellence in education

3 February 2017

Education ministers have approved plans to scale-up and mobilise resources in the Commonwealth.

Brexit and the Commonwealth

3 February 2017

Reports and research from the Commonwealth Secretariat on the UK’s decision to exit the European Union.

UK international relations debate focuses on Commonwealth benefits

1 February 2017

"Post Brexit must mean enhanced Commonwealth engagement” the British politician Baroness Berridge urged during a parliamentary debate.

Faith-based universities have role to play in countering extremism

30 January 2017

“Violence can be defeated,” said Secretary-General Patricia Scotland today, as she backed university-led initiatives to build a more tolerant and peaceful Commonwealth.

Canada mosque attack condemned by Commonwealth Secretary-General

30 January 2017

The Commonwealth Secretary-General, Patricia Scotland, has today condemned a gun attack on a mosque in Québec City, Canada, which claimed the lives of six people.