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Former President of Tanzania to head Commonwealth Observer Group for Nigerian elections

31 January 2019

The former president of Tanzania, Jakaya Kikwete, will lead the Commonwealth Observer Group for the general elections in Nigeria, scheduled for 16 February. The Commonwealth Secretary-General, Patricia Scotland, constituted the observer group following an invitation from Nigeria’s Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).

Businesswomen urge Connectivity Agenda to prioritise gender

31 January 2019

Inadequate access to financing, markets and technology are among the hurdles that prevent women from breaking into global trade, which the Commonwealth Connectivity Agenda expects to tackle.

Commonwealth joins global pact to help hurricane devastated countries

30 January 2019

More than 500 representatives from governments, non-profits and global conglomerates joined forces to accelerate resilience building in Caribbean countries still recovering from hurricane devastation.

Ground-breaking deep-sea exploration to boost good ocean governance

29 January 2019

Commonwealth governments are set to benefit from a ground-breaking scientific research expedition into the unexplored depths of the Indian Ocean.

Maldives takes steps towards re-joining the Commonwealth

28 January 2019

The Commonwealth Secretary-General, Patricia Scotland welcomed the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Maldives, Hon Abdulla Shahid and his delegation to Marlborough House yesterday, to discuss Maldives’ expression of interest to re-join the Commonwealth.

Commonwealth Renews Education Drive as world marks Education Day

24 January 2019

The Commonwealth Secretary-General has stressed the fundamental importance of education to the well-being and prosperity of people in member countries, and called for “radical rethinking and innovation”

Connectivity agenda to increase women’s share in intra-Commonwealth trade

24 January 2019

The Commonwealth and the Government of Malaysia will host a conference to boost women’s participation in digital technology and global trade

Secretary-General: Youth employment critical to sustainable development

22 January 2019

Commonwealth Secretary-General Patricia Scotland has stressed the need for a “systems approach” to tackle the pressing issue of youth unemployment, in accordance with the position agreed by leaders at 2018 Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting in London.

Building media capacity in Malawi ahead of May elections

22 January 2019

The Commonwealth, in partnership with the Malawi Electoral Commission, has invited media managers and editors from across Malawi to a workshop in Lilongwe. 

‘A Connected Commonwealth’: the theme for 2019

16 January 2019

The Commonwealth offers opportunities for the people, governments and institutions of this richly diverse worldwide family of nations to connect and cooperate at many levels through far-reaching and deep-rooted networks of friendship and goodwill. These are being celebrated in the 2019 theme ‘A Connected Commonwealth’, and in a broad range of Commonwealth events and activities through the year.

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