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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.

Commonwealth Secretary-General statement on the terror attack in Kenya

16 January 2019

The Commonwealth Secretary-General has strongly condemned the cowardly terrorist attack on innocent civilians at Dusit Complex in Nairobi, Kenya yesterday.

Secretary-General calls for free, fair, inclusive and participatory elections in Bangladesh

28 December 2018

The Commonwealth Secretary-General, Patricia Scotland, who recently visited Bangladesh for discussion with government and opposition parties, called on the Government and the Election Commission to provide a conducive environment for free, fair, inclusive and participatory elections on 30 December 2018.

Young people the “hope and real deal” at COP24

20 December 2018

The Commonwealth Secretary-General described young people as the “hope and win” at the COP24 climate change negotiations that concluded earlier in December.

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