The Secretary-General was responding to the news that Zambia’s Director of Public Prosecution (DPP) had decided to stay the treason case against the leader of the United Party for National Development
John Mahama, Chair of the Commonwealth Observer Group in Kenya and former President of Ghana, has commended Kenyans for their patience in waiting for final election results.
President Edgar Lungu and the opposition leader Hakainde Hichilema have agreed to engage in a peaceful dialogue to address the country’s political tensions.
Commonwealth governments have pledged to redouble efforts to “bridge the gap” in financing young people’s development, at the 9th Commonwealth Youth Ministers Meeting in Kampala.
Leading universities around the world are joining a Commonwealth initiative aimed to improve access to certified courses in youth work.
Governments should do more to support youth workers by promoting their professional recognition, education and training, according to a new report by the Commonwealth Secretariat.
Commonwealth governments, development partners, youth leaders and stakeholders are expected to make an historic commitment to invest in young people – every country’s greatest resource – at a major summit in Uganda this week.
A Commonwealth Observer Group has called for an urgent review into Papua New Guinea’s 2017 national elections.
Canada’s Minister of Finance, Bill Morneau, will chair the 2017 Commonwealth Finance Ministers Meeting (CFMM) in Washington, D.C., this October.
Commonwealth election observers in Papua New Guinea will be “objective, independent and impartial”, the group’s chair has said.