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Commonwealth's rising stars brainstorm for change

10 July 2018

130 young people from across the Commonwealth gathered at Marlborough House last week to plant the seeds of a new era. Their challenge: to envisage how the Commonwealth could change for the better by 2040, and what young people from across the Commonwealth could contribute to help it happen.

New policy series to help governments and financial institutions

10 July 2018

Commonwealth countries will benefit from a new series of technical papers providing guidance in areas such as remittances, aid, tourism and the impact of Brexit.

"Peace at the Crease" hitting climate change for six

9 July 2018

The sound of willow on leather is what the UK is famous for. The bat. The red ball. The whites. But today, a different kind of cricket. The Vatican XI versus a multi-faith Commonwealth team.

“Peace at the Crease” launched to build bridges through cricket

9 July 2018

Commonwealth Secretary-General Patricia Scotland launched a new Commonwealth peacebuilding initiative at Lord’s cricket ground in London on 6 July.

Prince Harry encourages youth to be champions for their communities

5 July 2018

The garden at Commonwealth headquarters was transformed into an innovation hub on 5 July as youth from across the globe shared their ideas for a better, brighter future with Prince Harry.

Citizenship by investment: a lifeline for many small states

4 July 2018

Recent research by the International Monetary Fund (IMF) has brought to light the significant macroeconomic impact of citizenship by investment programmes on many small states.

“The Hub” helps vulnerable countries tap crucial climate funds

4 July 2018

The Commonwealth’s hub for climate finance celebrated key milestones this week, including the mobilisation of £3.7 million for climate-vulnerable countries, with another £135 million in the pipeline.

Commonwealth prepares young people for leadership roles

3 July 2018

A future generation of leaders has been learning how to give more than one billion young people across the Commonwealth a greater say in how their countries are run.

Peace at the Crease: cricket to promote peace and development

3 July 2018

Representatives of government, diplomats, celebrities and religious leaders will help the Commonwealth kick-off a new cricket initiative next month. Dubbed Peace at the Crease, the programme will use the popularity of cricket as a tool to promote peace, bring communities together and support progress and development. 

Mauritius expertise to back Commonwealth fight for coral reefs

3 July 2018

The Republic of Mauritius will share valuable marine protection know-how with other Commonwealth countries, using the Commonwealth Blue Charter as a platform to exchange best practices, collaborate on research, and carry out training workshops.