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National aid for trade strategy launched in Botswana

Release date 25 October 2016

Botswana has launched a new scheme to boost its economy. The new ‘Aid for Trade’ strategy outlines ways to diversify exports and drive the nation’s economic growth.

Submissions call for prestigious Commonwealth education awards

Release date 21 October 2016

The latest round of the coveted Commonwealth Education Good Practice awards is now open to organisations that are delivering innovative education projects around the Commonwealth.

Colombo declaration for Commonwealth health ‘will shape global agenda’

Release date 16 October 2016

Both the president and the prime minister of Sri Lanka took part in the launch of the Colombo Declaration to ensure better health across the Commonwealth.

Commonwealth urges policy changes to unleash blue economy

Release date 6 October 2016

New research published today by the Commonwealth Secretariat calls for “fundamental changes” to the way the world’s oceans, seas and coastal areas are managed.

Commonwealth to be ‘honest broker’ as member states move from ‘shock to solutions’ after UK vote to leave the EU

Release date 5 October 2016

We are ready to support countries through tough post-Brexit trade negotiations, Secretary-General Patricia Scotland will tell Commonwealth finance ministers next week.

If there was something killing one in three men then there would be an outcry, says Secretary-General

Release date 22 September 2016

Global leaders and institutions have endorsed the Commonwealth Secretary-General’s call to work more effectively together to end the suffering of women and girls facing violence at the hands of their partners.

The Queen’s Commonwealth Essay Competition 2017 launched on International Day of Peace

Release date 21 September 2016

The Royal Commonwealth Society has today launched The Queen’s Commonwealth Essay Competition 2017, focusing on the topic of A Commonwealth for Peace. The launch coincides with the United Nations’ International Day of Peace.

Commonwealth hub to unlock billions in climate finance for developing countries

Release date 20 September 2016

Vulnerable small island states and developing countries stand to gain access to billions of dollars of climate finance with the aid of a new Commonwealth initiative.

A bold response to a global crisis, says Secretary-General on migration compact

Release date 19 September 2016

Secretary-General Patricia Scotland has thrown her weight, and that of the Commonwealth, behind plans for a global agreement to end the refugee and migration crisis around the world.

Commonwealth consensus on need to respond to irregular mass migration

Release date 19 September 2016

The Secretary-General has told BBC News that Commonwealth ministers and parliamentarians have asked her to help them respond to the crisis of irregular mass movement of people across the world by coming up with a plan.