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Applications open for Cameroon peace building conference

17 May 2019

Applications are now open to attend a workshop in Cameroon on the participation of women in preventing and countering violent extremism

Multilateralism remains a powerful agent of positive change, says Secretary-General

17 May 2019

Secretary-General Patricia Scotland has underscored the global benefits of multilateral cooperation through the Commonwealth and other international bodies.

Secretary-General reiterates support to the LGBTI community

17 May 2019

The Secretary-General says securing equal rights and fair treatment of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) people is essential to achieving the sustainable development goals.

Secretary-General congratulates Belize on successful referendum

15 May 2019

Secretary-General Patricia Scotland has congratulated the people of Belize on a successful referendum. They voted to refer to the International Court of Justice any legal claim of Guatemala against Belize relating to land, insular territories and any maritime areas.

Ministers rally behind universal health coverage

14 May 2019

Commonwealth ministers of health will meet this Sunday, 19 May in Geneva, Switzerland to discuss how to accelerate universal health coverage (UHC) in their countries, in order to safeguard vulnerable populations.

Observer group describes Belize vote as ‘credible, transparent and inclusive’

11 May 2019

A Commonwealth Observer Group (COG) deployed to observe a referendum in Belize has described the vote as “credible, transparent and inclusive”.

Commonwealth helps Botswana launch export strategy

8 May 2019

Botswana has launched its new five-year export strategy targeted at dynamic and sustainable economic growth, with the help of the Commonwealth.

Solutions welcomed to measure Commonwealth impact on SDGs

8 May 2019

Commonwealth Evaluation and Learning Week was held last week at the Secretariat’s headquarters in London where Secretary-General Patricia Scotland welcomed new recommendations to enhance the impact of the Commonwealth’s work towards sustainable development

Battling corruption in Africa must be top priority, says Secretary–General

8 May 2019

The Secretary-General has expressed optimism that Africa is turning the tide against corruption, but warned the fight must continue with renewed vigour

Secretary-General welcomes Brunei death penalty moratorium

5 May 2019

Secretary-General Patricia Scotland has welcomed reports the government of Brunei Darussalam has placed a full moratorium on the death penalty, inclusive of the Syariah Penal Code Order (SPCO).

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