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Youth Forum to discuss plans for more than one billion Commonwealth citizens

13 April 2018

The next generation of the Commonwealth will be centre stage during a major summit next week.

Forum to urge leaders to invest in women

13 April 2018

The Second Commonwealth Women’s Forum begins in London on Monday with a call for women’s rights to be firmly on the agenda of leaders when they meet later in the week.

Target setting for climate change

13 April 2018

Globally, the number of climate disasters has tripled since 1980, while, hot weather in 2016 broke the historic record set in 2015. Climate change threatens all nations and peoples regardless of their location or economy. The Commonwealth represents 53 countries many of these are least developed; small or most vulnerable to climate change.

Saving lives, safeguarding development

13 April 2018

Thirty one of the Commonwealth’s 53 member countries are small states including some of the most disaster-prone and climate-vulnerable nations in the world.

Trade agenda of ‘immense importance’ to deliver SDGs

12 April 2018

Brexit, free trade, tariffs, the Blue Charter, sustainable development goals (SDGs) and next week’s Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) were all discussed at the official launch of the 2018 Commonwealth Trade Review last night.

Gibraltar announces Commonwealth stamp to mark CHOGM 2018

11 April 2018

Gibraltar, a British Overseas Territory, has produced a postage stamp to honour the United Kingdom as the Chair of the 2018 Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM). In tandem, it will mark Gibraltar as Chair of the Conference of Commonwealth Postal Administrations (CCPA).

The future of Commonwealth young women is bright

9 April 2018

Young leadership, gender empowerment and the future of women in the Commonwealth. Just three of the varied topics discussed at the Women of the World Festival (WOW) in Brisbane, Australia, where Commonwealth Secretary-General was a key speaker.

Commonwealth builds entrepreneurial spirit on Gold Coast

7 April 2018

The Commonwealth has launched three initiatives to boost intra-Commonwealth trade and investment. On the margins of the 21st Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast, Australia, it formed the Intra-Commonwealth Small and Medium-sized Enterprises Association (ICSA) and the Commonwealth Alliance for Young Entrepreneurs (CAYE) in Asia-Pacific, as well as unveiling a trade portal to help businesses.

Sport pays for itself in the Commonwealth

6 April 2018

The debate is the Commonwealth Secretariat’s signature annual event and the first to be held outside London. The inaugural event in 2016 was a tie. It focused on whether government investment should be focused on health outcomes or broader human and social development results.

Blog: Faith in the Commonwealth workshop brings young Commonwealth peacebuilders together in the Caribbean

6 April 2018

Trinidad and Tobago has hosted the second Faith in the Commonwealth Youth Training of Trainers workshop, uniting passionate young leaders across the Caribbean in the pursuit of building more cohesive communities.