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Innovation Hub impresses Pacific Islands head

12 September 2018

The President of Nauru and Chair of the Pacific Islands Forum, Baron Waqa, has welcomed a Commonwealth programme aimed at sharing innovative solutions to development problems, during a presentation on the Commonwealth Innovation Hub by Secretary-General Patricia Scotland.

Strong partners will deliver on Commonwealth Blue Charter, says Secretary-General

10 September 2018

Protecting the ocean today is the best way of ensuring prosperity for future generations, says Commonwealth Secretary-General Patricia Scotland. Her remarks came at a session on the Commonwealth Blue Charter on sustainable ocean governance, held on the margins of the 49th Pacific Islands Forum in Nauru, which ran from 3 to 6 September 2018

New reports seek to unlock diaspora investment

7 September 2018

New research from the Commonwealth Secretariat highlights the potential role that diaspora communities in the United Kingdom can play in promoting the development of their countries of origin.

Pacific leaders urge reshaping of key trade programme

6 September 2018

Pacific leaders have urged the Commonwealth Secretariat to ‘reshape and extend’ the Hub and Spokes programme beyond its proposed closure in November 2018.

Secretary-General to meet Pacific leaders in Nauru

3 September 2018

The Commonwealth Secretary-General Patricia Scotland is in Nauru to meet leaders and other partners this week at the 49th Pacific Islands Forum (PIF) meeting.

Commonwealth Finance Ministers Meeting 2018

10 October 2018 to 11 October 2018

The Commonwealth Finance Ministers Meetings (CFMM) will take place in Bali, Indonesia on 11 October 2018, in the margins of the IMF/World Bank annual meetings.

Commonwealth joins effort to improve business prospects for young people in Pakistan

30 August 2018

Young people trying to start businesses in Pakistan face many hurdles, but that might be about to change.

Ask the Expert: Unlocking trade opportunities in the Commonwealth

24 August 2018

At the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) 2018, leaders committed themselves to the vision of increasing intra-Commonwealth trade to US$2 Trillion by 2030.

If Vanuatu can ban single-use plastics, so can other Commonwealth countries

22 August 2018

Cradled in the South Pacific, my home country Vanuatu is made mostly of ocean.  The Pacific covers 98% of the national jurisdiction. Here, some 280,000 Ni-Vanuatu like myself live simply off the land and sea.  We view the ocean as a living ‘bridge’ that connects islands and continents while sustaining life in all its forms.

‘Faith in the Commonwealth’ training praised by participants in Bangladesh

20 August 2018

“This training has ignited our spark in bringing positive changes to our communities,” says Saraban Tahura Zaman.

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