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Blue Charter champs find allies for ocean action

26 June 2019

Fresh alliances are set to flourish under the Commonwealth’s flagship programme for ocean action, known as the Blue Charter. On Thursday, the Commonwealth and Bloomberg Philanthropies co-hosted an intensive partnership forum for ‘champion’ countries that have volunteered to lead action groups tackling ocean issues under the Commonwealth Blue Charter.

Commonwealth convenes Ghana conflict prevention workshop

25 June 2019

The Commonwealth has continued efforts to strengthen conflict prevention mechanisms in Ghana by convening a three-day workshop. The event in Kumasi, from 24 to 26 June, is designed to address the root causes of violence by strengthening local capacities and promoting the use of effective dialogue and advocacy in containing impending threats.

Young Asian entrepreneurs need ‘decisive’ policy to flourish

25 June 2019

Business leaders say entrepreneurship must be the backbone of future policy solutions if Asia’s youth boom is to bring collective benefits to the region.

Commonwealth Africa Innovation Ecosystem kicks off with Seychelles workshop

25 June 2019

An innovation workshop in the Seychelles is spurring the transformation of the Commonwealth into a more connected network of countries ready to meet the challenges of the 21st Century.

Delegates work to build safer communities through ‘Peace in the Home’

24 June 2019

At a Commonwealth seminar entitled ‘Peace in the home: ending domestic violence together', experts in health, gender, law and human rights have called for more action aimed at eliminating gender-based violence, particularly domestic violence.

Blog: SDG Implementation: Has best become the enemy of better?

Born out of the Commonwealth’s recognition of an SDG implementation deficit, the Commonwealth in collaboration with the Government of Malta and the Small States Centre of Excellence, will host the Commonwealth’s inaugural “Award for Excellence in SDG Implementation” on 26-27 June in Malta. 

Commonwealth experts stand united against violent extremism Commonwealth experts on Countering Violent Extremism

21 June 2019

Experts from 16 countries responsible for guiding the Commonwealth’s response against violent extremism have praised the ongoing efforts while making the case for further assistance. The Commonwealth Cadre of Experts on Countering Violent Extremism (CVE) met this week in Wilton Park, United Kingdom, to sketch an action plan in the lead-up to the 2020 Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM).

New Commonwealth publication provokes fresh thinking on citizenship by investment

20 June 2019

A Commonwealth publication has revealed that the Citizenship by Investment programme is a vital source of income, accounting for 16 per cent of total government revenues in some countries.

Commonwealth workshop helps deliver quality education in southern Africa

20 June 2019

Officials from Commonwealth countries in southern Africa are now better equipped to review their national education policies and deliver better quality inclusive education.

Knowledge sharing key to conflict prevention in Commonwealth countries Commonwealth member states from Africa and the Caribbean

20 June 2019

Commonwealth member states from Africa and the Caribbean are meeting in Ghana to share experiences and good practices in building, strengthening and sustaining national dialogues to prevent violence and unrest.