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Ugandan law and order officials explore sentencing guidelines with Commonwealth officials

3 June 2019

Members of the Uganda Sentencing Committee have met with Commonwealth rule of law experts to explore strategies to improve sentencing guidelines, so they cover higher and magistrates’ courts with the overall objective of improving consistency and promoting uniformity in sentencing practices and outcomes.

Malawi election is big win for women, says gender expert Women voting

31 May 2019

The Malawi election result shows women are gaining ground in the country’s politics. This month’s tripartite elections saw female candidates increase their share of parliamentary seats from 16 per cent to 23 per cent.

Secretary-General reiterates the importance of intra-Commonwealth trade

31 May 2019

Commonwealth Secretary-General Patricia Scotland has reiterated the importance of taking advantage of the innate benefits of intra-Commonwealth trade

Practitioners trained to enhance delivery of youth work courses in Southern Africa

31 May 2019

A Commonwealth workshop has been held for 45 practitioners in Namibia responsible for delivering certified youth work courses in Southern Africa.

Economic integration key to Asia-Pacific prosperity

30 May 2019

Senior trade officials wrapped up two days of consultations in Singapore, focussing on how Asia-Pacific countries could better harness trade policy to strengthen global trade links and step up participation in regional and global value chains.

Canada convenes kick-off meeting as Blue Charter champion on ocean observation

30 May 2019

Members of the Commonwealth action group on ocean observation gathered in Ottawa, Canada this week to launch a strategy to advance ocean observation opportunities. The meeting also tackled youth and gender issues in ocean science.

Trinidad and Tobago workshop focuses on preventing violent extremism in prisons

29 May 2019

The Commonwealth has delivered a four-day workshop in Trinidad and Tobago designed to counter violent extremism in prisons

Applications open for second round of Blue Charter fellowships

29 May 2019

Emerging scholars have a key opportunity to conduct cutting-edge research on marine plastic pollution at top universities and firms across the Commonwealth.

‘Immense potential’ to grow intra-Commonwealth trade, Secretary-General tells Kenya summit

29 May 2019

Policy makers and representatives of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) from more than 20 Commonwealth countries are meeting in Nairobi, as trade between member states continues its upward trajectory.

Young researchers bring fresh solutions to pressing digital challenges

28 May 2019

Twenty-five young researchers have presented evidence-based policy solutions to leverage opportunities arising from the digital transformation for member countries

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