Seventy-one per cent of the Earth's surface is covered by water, and some forward-looking fashion designers think it could be a new frontier for their industry.
Efforts to protect the ocean have received a major boost with the announcement that Seychelles will lead a Commonwealth Blue Charter action group on marine protected areas.
Caribbean leaders and senior officials have agreed to accelerate joint action to build resilience to disasters, stressing climate action as a matter of their survival.
New research argues that the world’s poorest countries need to change their approach to entrepreneurship, if they want businesses to boost sustainable development.
COP24 provides opportunities for the Commonwealth to advocate on behalf of our member countries, especially for the concerns of small and other vulnerable states who are most threatened by climate change.
The Commonwealth, in partnership with the Permanent Missions of Australia and Fiji to the UN, has conducted a side event on the relationship between parliaments and national human rights institutions (NHRIs).
Students studying in the UK on Commonwealth scholarships are “exemplars of Commonwealth connection”, said Secretary-General Patricia Scotland on Friday.
The Commonwealth will host representatives from some of the leading organisations engaged in international election observation later this week.
Further support for the Commonwealth's vital initiative to protect the world's oceans, seas and lakes will be announced at a side event of the Sustainable Blue Economy Conference in Nairobi, Kenya, on 27 November 2018
The Commonwealth, in partnership with the Universal Rights Group (URG) and the Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative (CHRI), convened an open dialogue on the role played by parliaments and civil society in the global human rights agenda.