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Solutions welcomed to measure Commonwealth impact on SDGs Miguel Jimenez Pont, Vice Chair of the UN Evaluations Group

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 Commonwealth Secretary-General Patricia Scotland

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 Flag of Brunei Darussalam

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).

Observer Group re-deployed to Belize Commonwealth Observer Group Chair, Hubert A Ingraham, former Prime Minister of The Bahamas

4 May 2019

Secretary-General Patricia Scotland has re-deployed a Commonwealth Observer Group to observe the referendum in Belize. The referendum was originally scheduled for 10 April, but subsequently postponed to 8 May 2019.

Commonwealth and Malta to establish new desk to enhance voluntary sector Deputy Secretary-General Arjoon Suddhoo and Malta's Noel Camilleri

4 May 2019

A new agreement between the Commonwealth and the Government of Malta will promote the sharing of knowledge and solutions to strengthen the voluntary sector in member countries.

Former South African president Thabo Mbeki to lead Commonwealth Observer Group for Malawi elections Commonwealth Observer Group watching over an election

3 May 2019

A Commonwealth group has been appointed to observe the 2019 Malawi Tripartite elections. It will be led by Thabo Mbeki, the second post-Apartheid South African President.

Reforms required if elections are to withstand on-line challenges Commonwealth forum on threats to the electoral process from information and communication technology

1 May 2019

The Commonwealth hosted a partner’s forum at this week’s World Press Freedom Day conference in Addis Ababa to discuss threats to the electoral process from information and communication technology.

Event: 2nd Intra-Commonwealth SME Trade Summit

28 May 2019 to 29 May 2019

The Second Intra-Commonwealth SME Trade Summit (ICSA) will take place in Nairobi, Kenya, on May 28 and 29

Kenya trade summit to focus on small and medium scale business Market stall selling jewellery and clothes

29 April 2019

Senior policy-makers, business leaders and owners will meet in Kenya next month to promote trade and investment between small and medium businesses across the Commonwealth