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Secretary-General urges action on oceans at Malta meeting Commonwealth Secretary General speaking at oceans meeting in Malta

5 August 2019

The Commonwealth Secretary-General has emphasised the "immense urgency" of taking action to protect the world's oceans. Patricia Scotland joined representatives from the Commonwealth, United Nations, governments and other international organisations at the first meeting of Oceans Ambassadors, hosted by the Government of Malta.

Commonwealth will support East African Community to stimulate regional trade Petrol tankers in Kenya

2 August 2019

The Commonwealth will assist the East African Community (EAC) in implementing the authorised economic operator programme, which will offer easier customs clearance for exporters in the region.

Youth-led taskforce sets scene for Youth Forum 2020 The Commonwealth Youth Task Force meeting for the Heads of Government Meeting in Rwanda 2020

2 August 2019

A youth-led taskforce has met in Kigali to lay the foundations of the 12th Commonwealth Youth Forum which takes place in Rwanda next year in the margins of the biennial Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting.

Strengthening election cybersecurity in the Commonwealth Attendees at the expert review meeting on election cyber security in the Commonwealth

31 July 2019

A project to enhance Commonwealth countries’ capacity in election cybersecurity is underway.

Opinion: Why disaster readiness is critical for Africa – and what the Commonwealth is doing about it Displaced people in aftermath of Cyclone Idai

31 July 2019

Five months ago, Cyclone Idai ripped through the Southern African region, causing a massive humanitarian disaster that affected three million people. More than a thousand perished, while 200,000 lost their homes, many of whom are still to this day living in refugee camps.

ICT, innovation at the core of Commonwealth reform agenda Secretary-General Patricia Scotland speaking at the open day on innovation and information and communication technology

31 July 2019

The Commonwealth is embracing a digital transformation in its work practices, which was showcased this week at the organisation’s first ever open day on innovation and information and communication technology (ICT).

Commonwealth enters into agreement with Club de Madrid on promoting peace and good governance Voters casting their ballot during the 2019 Nigeria Elections

30 July 2019

The Commonwealth Secretariat and World Leadership Alliance-Club de Madrid (WLA-CdM) have entered into an agreement that commits the two organisations to work in closer partnership to promote peace and good governance in the countries they serve.

Commonwealth urges international organisations to integrate efforts at UN forum Travis Mitchell speaking at a United Nations forum

30 July 2019

International organisations must partner-up to avoid duplication and integrate efforts that assist member countries, says the Commonwealth’s head of economic policy and small states.

Secretary-General welcomes the appointment of new Chairperson of the Guyana Elections Commission A gavel in court

29 July 2019

The Commonwealth Secretary-General welcomes the appointment of the new Chairperson of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) and commends all involved parties who enabled agreement to be reached on this issue.

Balance programming and policy reform to maximise sports contribution to SDGs Delegates sitting at a long table during a meeting

25 July 2019

An enhanced focus on policy reform and scaling access to sport for development programmes will maximise the sport’s contribution to the sustainable development goals.

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