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Secretary-General rallies calls for safer internet at Global Citizen Festival

3 December 2018

The Commonwealth Secretary-General appeared alongside world leaders and superstars from the world of music and entertainment to call for concerted action to make the internet a safer place for connectivity and engagement.

Commonwealth workshop amplifies young Pacific voices

30 November 2018

Pacific Regional Youth Leaders gathered in Fiji to explore new strategies to strengthen youth engagement in tackling issues such as unemployment, inequality and education disparity.

Commonwealth trains young leaders in Cameroon in community cohesion and peace

30 November 2018

The Commonwealth has concluded a ‘Faith in the Commonwealth’ training of trainers in Yaoundé, Cameroon. Twenty-five young leaders from across the country’s ten regions attended a four-day residential programme to promote community cohesion through global citizenship education.

Collaboration central to strengthening election observation

30 November 2018

The organisations that observe elections around the world gathered at the Commonwealth’s headquarters in London for a two-day meeting to discuss best practice for observer missions.

Designers bring a sea of change to global fashion industry in Kenya

28 November 2018

Seventy-one per cent of the Earth's surface is covered by water, and some forward-looking fashion designers think it could be a new frontier for their industry.

Seychelles Steps Forward as Commonwealth Champion for Marine Protection

28 November 2018

Efforts to protect the ocean have received a major boost with the announcement that Seychelles will lead a Commonwealth Blue Charter action group on marine protected areas.

Caribbean leaders united in race against climate change

28 November 2018

Caribbean leaders and senior officials have agreed to accelerate joint action to build resilience to disasters, stressing climate action as a matter of their survival.

Experts urge shift on entrepreneurship in poor countries

26 November 2018

New research argues that the world’s poorest countries need to change their approach to entrepreneurship, if they want businesses to boost sustainable development. 

Cooperation between parliaments and human rights institutions emphasised

26 November 2018

The Commonwealth, in partnership with the Permanent Missions of Australia and Fiji to the UN, has conducted a side event on the relationship between parliaments and national human rights institutions (NHRIs).

Scholars ‘exemplars of Commonwealth connection’

26 November 2018

Students studying in the UK on Commonwealth scholarships are “exemplars of Commonwealth connection”, said Secretary-General Patricia Scotland on Friday.