Home >Newsroom

Commonwealth observers commend peaceful conduct of Solomon Islands election

8 April 2019

The Commonwealth Observer Group (COG) in Honiara has commended the people of the Solomon Islands for “participating peacefully and in high numbers in their national general election”.

Caribbean workshop designed to help attract investment and support entrepreneurs

8 April 2019

The Commonwealth has been working alongside two Caribbean agencies on how the region’s business climate can be improved to help entrepreneurs and encourage investment. Caribbean Export Development Agency (Caribbean Export), in partnership with the Commonwealth and the Caribbean Association of Investment Promotion Agencies (CAIPA) held a two-day workshop in Barbados running from 9 – 10 April.

Secretary-General attends Rwandan genocide commemoration

7 April 2019

Rwanda has held a national act of remembrance to mark 25 years since the genocide that killed an estimated one million people.

Tackling “action gap” will boost sport’s role in sustainable development, say debaters

6 April 2019

An all-female team won the 4th Commonwealth Debate on Sport, arguing that “intentional action” is needed to scale sport’s impact on sustainable development. The debate was on the contribution of sport to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) being limited by a current skills and knowledge gap.

Voting begins in Maldives

6 April 2019

A Commonwealth group is observing Maldives’ 2019 parliamentary elections as the nation elects 87 members to parliament for the next five years. The former Prime Minister of Jamaica, Bruce Golding, is chairing the group of eight Commonwealth observers.

Observer Group arrives in Belize

5 April 2019

Secretary-General Patricia Scotland has deployed a Commonwealth Observer Group to observe the referendum in Belize proposed for 10 April. The Observer Group is led by Hubert A Ingraham, former Prime Minister of The Bahamas, and is composed of ten specialists from across the Commonwealth with backgrounds in election management, law, gender, civil society, media, and politics.

Equipping young Asians to work against extremism

5 April 2019

Young people from Commonwealth countries in Asia have been learning how they can take action to prevent and counter violent extremism and build peace in their communities. Aspiring leaders and change-makers aged between 18 and 25 took part in a five-day workshop in Brickfield, Malaysia, to equip themselves with skills to help shape their communities in positive ways.

Debate probes potential skills gap in sport and sustainable development

3 April 2019

Two teams of experts, athletes and youth leaders will face off at the Annual Commonwealth Debate on Sport and Sustainable Development.

Observers gear up for Maldives’ 2019 parliamentary election

3 April 2019

A Commonwealth Observer Group is in Maldives to witness the country’s 11th parliamentary election, scheduled for 6 April.

Secretary-General wins international prize for services to women’s empowerment

2 April 2019

Patricia Scotland has received a Distinguished Champion award at the WEConnect Gala in Washington DC for her tireless efforts to empower women and achieve gender equality across the world.