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Aid for trade initiative boosted with €5 million agreement

11 July 2017

African, Caribbean and Pacific countries are to benefit from the extension of an innovative aid for trade initiative which embeds trade advisers in national ministries and regional organisations.

Bee-keeping to promote biodiversity and reduce poverty

11 July 2017

Scores of bee enthusiasts swarmed to Marlborough House for an event hosted to raise awareness of the benefits of beekeeping in Commonwealth member countries.

Urgent review needed of Papua New Guinea election, say Commonwealth observers

Release date 10 July 2017

A Commonwealth Observer Group has called for an urgent review into Papua New Guinea’s 2017 national elections.

New Commonwealth agreement to revolutionise climate action

8 July 2017

A partnership between the Commonwealth Secretariat and the Cloudburst Foundation will give countries access to revolutionary science and technology approaches to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, Secretary-General Patricia Scotland has said.

Women’s political participation in the Commonwealth

6 July 2017

A group of 25 people will be attending a workshop on Friday 7 July to discuss the findings of the Commonwealth Secretariat’s studies on women’s political participation in the Commonwealth.

Commonwealth Youth Ministers Meeting – Stakeholders Forum

31 July 2017 to 1 August 2017

The Stakeholders Forum of the 9th Commonwealth Youth Ministers Meeting (9CYMM) provides a space for youth sector stakeholders to influence policy-making across the Commonwealth.

Commonwealth Youth Ministers Meeting – Youth Leaders Forum

31 July 2017 to 1 August 2017

The Youth Leaders Forum of the 9th Commonwealth Youth Ministers Meeting (9CYMM) provides a space for young leaders from Commonwealth member countries to influence and shape the global debate on youth development.

Commonwealth Youth Games

18 July 2017 to 23 July 2017

The largest sporting event ever held in The Bahamas from 18 to 23 July 2017

Commonwealth Youth Games athletes will encourage athletes to contribute to global development

5 July 2017

The Bahamas 2017 Commonwealth Youth Games will encourage more young athletes than ever to give back to the global community, by teaching them how to harness sport as a tool for peace and development.

Commonwealth provides unique opportunity to forge new pathway to climate finance

30 June 2017

Insurers, multinationals, investment banks and hedge fund managers were among the global financiers expressing support for the Commonwealth’s Regenerative Development to Reverse Climate Change (RDRCC) initiative on 27 June at Marlborough House in London.