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Zimbabwe Election: Commonwealth releases Observer Group Report

8 November 2018

The Commonwealth Observer Group deployed by the Secretary-General to observe Zimbabwe’s Harmonised Elections on 30 July has released its final report. They are the first elections the Commonwealth has observed in Zimbabwe in 16 years.

Ministerial taskforce endorses action plan to drive youth development

7 November 2018

The Commonwealth Youth Ministerial Taskforce has endorsed key initiatives to create jobs for young people and prioritise youth in national development plans.

Princess Anne unveils Edmonton Commonwealth Walkway

7 November 2018

Walkers don't need any encouragement to visit one of the most picturesque parts of Edmonton, Canada, but the Commonwealth is providing an added incentive.

Commonwealth food producers urged to take advantage of trade incentives

7 November 2018

The Secretary-General, Patricia Scotland, has encouraged food producers to take advantage of business opportunities within the Commonwealth, as world trade picks up following the 2008 global financial crisis.

Culture of democracy important in Sri Lanka

5 November 2018

The Commonwealth Secretary-General’s spokesperson today issued the following Statement on the unfolding political situation in Sri Lanka.

Concern over child abductions in Cameroon

5 November 2018

The Secretary-General, Patricia Scotland, is deeply concerned about news that school children and other people have been abducted in Bamenda, in the English-speaking region of Cameroon. 

New publication maps parliaments’ role in realising human rights

5 November 2018

The Commonwealth has launched a publication that emphasises the role of parliamentarians in implementing the human rights commitments that their countries have made.

Summit to bolster youth work

5 November 2018

Malta’s capital will be transformed into a hub for youth empowerment when it hosts two Commonwealth events during Youth Work Week.

Faith offers solutions to global problems - Secretary-General

2 November 2018

Secretary-General Patricia Scotland has underscored the need to build trust and understanding between people of different faiths – and those with no faith – to find common solutions to today’s global challenges.

Ask the Expert: Deepening democracy in Commonwealth Africa

1 November 2018

The ‘Ask The Expert’ series features the leading specialists who work at the Commonwealth Secretariat. In this edition, Yvonne Apea Mensah, Adviser and Head, Africa Section, Governance and Peace Directorate shares insights into how the Commonwealth is promoting democracy in member countries.