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Action and innovation to drive Commonwealth Blue Charter champs

19 June 2019

‘Champion’ countries of the Commonwealth Blue Charter - a commitment made by the 53 Commonwealth member states to work together to solve ocean-related problems - are laying the groundwork for joint action and developing robust, innovative strategies to tackle the world’s most pressing ocean issues.

Cameroon workshop advances women’s role in peacebuilding

18 June 2019

The Commonwealth has held a training session for more than 30 Cameroonians designed to highlight the role women can play in building peace, understanding conflict and countering violent extremism. Participants from Cameroon’s civil society attended the four-day workshop in Douala.

Commonwealth Caribbean endorses broad measures to fight corruption

15 June 2019

Caribbean anti-corruption agencies have unanimously agreed on the need for robust legislation to investigate and prosecute corruption in the region.

Duke of Sussex presents innovation awards at Commonwealth 70th anniversary garden party

14 June 2019

The Duke of Sussex has today presented special prizes to innovators in international development at a garden party celebrating the Commonwealth’s 70th anniversary.

Report launched in Cameroon on integrating returnees of conflict

14 June 2019

The Commonwealth has hosted an event unveiling a report on how the Cameroon government and civil society can support women returning from situations of extremism

Commonwealth Blue Charter champions to convene in London

14 June 2019

Countries leading action for ocean health and governance in the Commonwealth will meet in London next week to share strategies and firm up plans for action under the Commonwealth Blue Charter. Agreed unanimously by leaders in April 2018, the Commonwealth Blue Charter commits all 53 member countries to work together on solving crucial ocean-related challenges.

Event: Duke of Sussex to present Commonwealth innovation awards

14 June 2019

Prince Harry will attend the inaugural Secretary-General’s Innovation for Sustainable Development Awards on 14 June at a garden party marking the Commonwealth’s 70th anniversary.

Event: Commonwealth Trade Ministers Meeting

10 October 2019

The Commonwealth Trade Ministers Meeting is scheduled to take place in London on 10 October 2019 at Marlborough House

Africa consultation focuses on developing guide to better negotiate foreign investments

10 June 2019

A two-day consultation has been held with lawyers to create a practical guide helping member countries negotiate investment contracts which serve their development needs.

Blog: Commonwealth Blue Charter - A beacon of hope for the future of ocean governance

To mark World Oceans Day, Head of Oceans and Natural Resources Nicholas Hardman-Mountford shares how the Blue Charter can help spur lasting global change towards sustainable ocean governance.

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