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Commonwealth helps Samoa ombudsman tackle family violence

18 September 2018

In a historic move, the Ombudsman of Samoa undertook a national inquiry into family violence – the first of its kind in the Pacific – that revealed extremely high levels of violence against women and girls in the country, while also exploring ways to tackle the scourge.

Commonwealth welcomes new diplomats to London

18 September 2018

One of the biggest challenges for diplomats when settling into a new posting is understanding the workings of institutions with which they will interact. To support their landing in London, participants in the Commonwealth Diplomats Induction Programme taking place this week will have the benefit of a broad range of perspectives offered by a distinguished line-up of presenters.

Global agencies join up to measure sports’ contribution to the SDGs

18 September 2018

Experts from leading intergovernmental, civil society and sport organisations have agreed to work with the Commonwealth Secretariat to develop practical solutions to quantify and enhance the role sport can play in global efforts to shift the world onto a sustainable and resilient path.

Students role-play Commonwealth governments at Manchester Model CHOGM

17 September 2018

Students got a taste of the workings of the Commonwealth at a unique opportunity to replicate the Commonwealth Heads of Governments Meeting (CHOGM) at Media City, Salford, Manchester. The event is part of a Post CHOGM Roadshow of events across the UK

Ask the Expert: Transforming lives through sport development

13 September 2018

Sport, one of the great shared traditions of the Commonwealth, can make a very valuable contribution to shared goals and aspirations of our member countries.

Secretary-General attends State Funeral of Kofi Annan

13 September 2018

Commonwealth Secretary-General Patricia Scotland today honoured the memory of the late Mr Kofi Annan, former Secretary-General of the United Nations, hailing the transformative impact of his leadership on international relations, as well as his generous support for the work of the Commonwealth.

Supercharging economic development through South-South collaboration

12 September 2018

Commonwealth Secretary-General Patricia Scotland today announced that the Commonwealth Secretariat is to sign a new agreement with the United Nations Office for South-South Cooperation (UNOSSC),

Innovation Hub impresses Pacific Islands head

12 September 2018

The President of Nauru and Chair of the Pacific Islands Forum, Baron Waqa, has welcomed a Commonwealth programme aimed at sharing innovative solutions to development problems, during a presentation on the Commonwealth Innovation Hub by Secretary-General Patricia Scotland.

Strong partners will deliver on Commonwealth Blue Charter, says Secretary-General

10 September 2018

Protecting the ocean today is the best way of ensuring prosperity for future generations, says Commonwealth Secretary-General Patricia Scotland. Her remarks came at a session on the Commonwealth Blue Charter on sustainable ocean governance, held on the margins of the 49th Pacific Islands Forum in Nauru, which ran from 3 to 6 September 2018

New reports seek to unlock diaspora investment

7 September 2018

New research from the Commonwealth Secretariat highlights the potential role that diaspora communities in the United Kingdom can play in promoting the development of their countries of origin.