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2019 Commonwealth Youth Awards Finalists Announced

8 February 2019

Entrepreneurs, innovators and social activists are among the 16 high-achieving contenders shortlisted for this year's Commonwealth Youth Awards. It's the thirtieth year of the Awards, which recognise and celebrate the achievements of people aged 15 to 29 whose innovative projects are making a significant contribution to their communities and driving change in the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals.

Commonwealth study to focus on settling cross-border commercial disputes

8 February 2019

A new study will examine the challenges faced by member countries in settling disputes under international commercial contracts

Commonwealth Secretary-General named 2019 Champion for women’s empowerment

8 February 2019

WEConnect International will recognise Commonwealth Secretary-General Patricia Scotland’s global leadership on women’s equality and empowerment with the 2019 Distinguished Champion Award on 1 April 2019

Extending frontiers of deep sea exploration will improve ocean governance, says Secretary-General

7 February 2019

In March this year state-of-the-art submarines will descend to previously unexplored depths of the Indian Ocean on a pioneering research expedition.

Former President of Tanzania to head Commonwealth Observer Group for Nigerian elections

31 January 2019

The former president of Tanzania, Jakaya Kikwete, will lead the Commonwealth Observer Group for the general elections in Nigeria, scheduled for 16 February. The Commonwealth Secretary-General, Patricia Scotland, constituted the observer group following an invitation from Nigeria’s Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).

Businesswomen urge Connectivity Agenda to prioritise gender

31 January 2019

Inadequate access to financing, markets and technology are among the hurdles that prevent women from breaking into global trade, which the Commonwealth Connectivity Agenda expects to tackle.

Commonwealth joins global pact to help hurricane devastated countries

30 January 2019

More than 500 representatives from governments, non-profits and global conglomerates joined forces to accelerate resilience building in Caribbean countries still recovering from hurricane devastation.

Ground-breaking deep-sea exploration to boost good ocean governance

29 January 2019

Commonwealth governments are set to benefit from a ground-breaking scientific research expedition into the unexplored depths of the Indian Ocean.

Maldives takes steps towards re-joining the Commonwealth

28 January 2019

The Commonwealth Secretary-General, Patricia Scotland welcomed the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Maldives, Hon Abdulla Shahid and his delegation to Marlborough House yesterday, to discuss Maldives’ expression of interest to re-join the Commonwealth.

Commonwealth Renews Education Drive as world marks Education Day

24 January 2019

The Commonwealth Secretary-General has stressed the fundamental importance of education to the well-being and prosperity of people in member countries, and called for “radical rethinking and innovation”

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