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Climate change efforts are ‘race against time’ – Secretary General

13 December 2018

Commonwealth Secretary-General Patricia Scotland is backing redoubled efforts by the Commonwealth family of 53 countries to fight climate change, in light of a sobering report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) calling for “rapid and far-reaching” actions to keep global warming below 1.5°C.

Ask the Expert: COP24 and Climate Finance in the Commonwealth

13 December 2018

What is the Climate Finance Access Hub (CFAH) and how does it help Commonwealth countries achieve their climate ambitions? The CFAH is the initiative by the Commonwealth to support the climatically-vulnerable countries of the Commonwealth in building their technical capacities and improving the flow of finance for projects to address climate change.

South-South consultation forges a path to peace and development

12 December 2018

Representatives of Commonwealth small states have identified key issues such as climate change, high crime rates, gun violence and the illicit drug trade that should be tackled through a South-South initiative to support sustainable peace and development.

More work needed to turn climate billions into action: Secretary-General

11 December 2018

While billions of pounds have been pledged to tackle climate change, much more is required to turn the tide on global warming.

Human Rights Day: parliaments essential for realising rights

10 December 2018

Today we celebrate and commemorate the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

Commonwealth ocean action gains traction at COP24

9 December 2018

“Real experiences” are what drove some Commonwealth countries to take up the banner for the ocean, stepping forward to champion action groups of like-minded members working together to tackle some of the world’s most pressing ocean problems.

Secretary-General announces new strategy to promote partnerships among accredited organisations

7 December 2018

Secretary-General Patricia Scotland has announced a new approach to boosting collaboration between the 87 accredited Commonwealth organisations, in order to promote democracy, human rights and the rule of law.

New paper considers protection for damage caused by deep-sea mining

7 December 2018

A new Commonwealth paper examines who should be held responsible if deep-sea mining in international waters causes environmental damage.

Commonwealth Adviser wins International Anti-Corruption Award

7 December 2018

Roger Koranteng has been awarded the Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad Al Thani International Anti-Corruption Excellence Award for his work on tackling corruption in both Commonwealth and non-Commonwealth countries.

Activists set path to end gender-based violence

5 December 2018

Women rights campaigners, lawyers and officials joined Secretary-General Patricia Scotland to stand in solidarity with survivors of gender-based violence and to call for a robust response to end it.