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Blog: The Kazan Action Plan is set to overhaul sports policy

17 August 2017

To maximise the impact of sport at community level, new tactics are needed that mainstream sports policy into national development plans. The newly adopted Kazan Action Plan provides a game plan for governments to do this.

Commonwealth supports Jamaica to diversify its trade offer

16 August 2017

New opportunities for Jamaica to benefit from emerging markets and Brexit have been set out in two key publication by the Commonwealth Secretariat.

Commonwealth warns of climate change threat to Caribbean states

16 August 2017

Global warming could have a devastating impact on Caribbean countries, according to experts from the Commonwealth Secretariat and across the region.

Commonwealth mourns for hundreds killed in Sierra Leone mudslide

15 August 2017

Commonwealth Secretary-General Patricia Scotland has expressed her shock and profound sadness following a deadly mudslide and heavy flooding in Sierra Leone.

Commonwealth Secretariat lauded for “positive changes”

15 August 2017

Mozambique’s President Filipe Nyusi has joined leaders across Africa to praise the Secretariat for the revamping and the renewed relevance of the Commonwealth.

Blog: Belize has a national trade policy within its sights

11 August 2017

Terrence Simfukwe is a trade adviser seconded to Belize’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade under the Hub and Spokes programme. Prior to his posting in 2016, he was principal economist for foreign trade in Zambia’s Ministry of Commerce, Trade and Industry. In this blog, Mr Simfukwe outlines Belize’s efforts to develop a national trade policy.

Tanzanian president reaffirms commitment to Commonwealth

11 August 2017

President John Magufuli has pledged to stand firmly behind new Commonwealth initiatives to boost trade, address climate change and support justice reform.

Election 2017: The Commonwealth in Kenya

8 August 2017

Commonwealth observers are in Kenya for this month's elections which are being held at a pivotal point in the nation’s history.

Chairs of Observer Groups call for calm ahead of election in Kenya

7 August 2017

The leaders of election observer groups for the Commonwealth and the African Union (AU) held a joint press conference in Nairobi today.

Commonwealth helps Grenada position its economy for increased trade

7 August 2017

A new National Export Strategy (NES) will see the Caribbean state diversify and increase imports and exports between now and 2021

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