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Event: Commonwealth Trade Consultation for Asia-Pacific Region

28 May 2019 to 30 May 2019

The Commonwealth will be holding a regional consultation on ‘Harnessing Trade Policy for Global Integration’ for the Asia-Pacific region on 28-30 May in Singapore. It will be the first such consultation to bring together member countries from two Commonwealth regions – Asia and the Pacific.

Observer group describes Belize vote as ‘credible, transparent and inclusive’

11 May 2019

A Commonwealth Observer Group (COG) deployed to observe a referendum in Belize has described the vote as “credible, transparent and inclusive”.

Event: Natural Resource Sovereign Wealth Fund Workshop

24 June 2019 to 25 June 2019

The Commonwealth will host a workshop in London on 24-25 June on natural resource sovereign wealth funds (NRSWF).

Event: First regulatory connectivity cluster meeting of the Commonwealth Connectivity Agenda

15 May 2019 to 16 May 2019

Members of the Commonwealth Connectivity Agenda’s (CCA) working group on regulatory connectivity will hold their first meeting on 15-16 May at The Grosvenor Hotel in London.

Public debate on Climate Change and Small States: A race against time?

9 May 2019

In commemorating the 70th Anniversary of the Commonwealth, the Commonwealth Small States Centre of Excellence in Malta has organised a debate titled: Effects of Climate Change on Small States: Race against time?

Commonwealth helps Botswana launch export strategy

8 May 2019

Botswana has launched its new five-year export strategy targeted at dynamic and sustainable economic growth, with the help of the Commonwealth.

Solutions welcomed to measure Commonwealth impact on SDGs

8 May 2019

Commonwealth Evaluation and Learning Week was held last week at the Secretariat’s headquarters in London where Secretary-General Patricia Scotland welcomed new recommendations to enhance the impact of the Commonwealth’s work towards sustainable development

Event: Pan-Commonwealth Forum on Sustainable Energy

3 June 2019 to 4 June 2019

The first ever pan-Commonwealth forum on sustainable energy will take place on 3-4 June, 2019 at Marlborough House in London

Battling corruption in Africa must be top priority, says Secretary–General

8 May 2019

The Secretary-General has expressed optimism that Africa is turning the tide against corruption, but warned the fight must continue with renewed vigour

Secretary-General welcomes Brunei death penalty moratorium

5 May 2019

Secretary-General Patricia Scotland has welcomed reports the government of Brunei Darussalam has placed a full moratorium on the death penalty, inclusive of the Syariah Penal Code Order (SPCO).

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