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Public debate on Climate Change and Small States: A race against time?

9 May 2019

In commemorating the 70th Anniversary of the Commonwealth, the Commonwealth Small States Centre of Excellence in Malta has organised a debate titled: Effects of Climate Change on Small States: Race against time?

Commonwealth helps Botswana launch export strategy

8 May 2019

Botswana has launched its new five-year export strategy targeted at dynamic and sustainable economic growth, with the help of the Commonwealth.

Solutions welcomed to measure Commonwealth impact on SDGs

8 May 2019

Commonwealth Evaluation and Learning Week was held last week at the Secretariat’s headquarters in London where Secretary-General Patricia Scotland welcomed new recommendations to enhance the impact of the Commonwealth’s work towards sustainable development

Event: Pan-Commonwealth Forum on Sustainable Energy

3 June 2019 to 4 June 2019

The first ever pan-Commonwealth forum on sustainable energy will take place on 3-4 June, 2019 at Marlborough House in London

Battling corruption in Africa must be top priority, says Secretary–General

8 May 2019

The Secretary-General has expressed optimism that Africa is turning the tide against corruption, but warned the fight must continue with renewed vigour

Secretary-General welcomes Brunei death penalty moratorium

5 May 2019

Secretary-General Patricia Scotland has welcomed reports the government of Brunei Darussalam has placed a full moratorium on the death penalty, inclusive of the Syariah Penal Code Order (SPCO).

Observer Group re-deployed to Belize

4 May 2019

Secretary-General Patricia Scotland has re-deployed a Commonwealth Observer Group to observe the referendum in Belize. The referendum was originally scheduled for 10 April, but subsequently postponed to 8 May 2019.

Commonwealth and Malta to establish new desk to enhance voluntary sector

4 May 2019

A new agreement between the Commonwealth and the Government of Malta will promote the sharing of knowledge and solutions to strengthen the voluntary sector in member countries.

Former South African president Thabo Mbeki to lead Commonwealth Observer Group for Malawi elections

3 May 2019

A Commonwealth group has been appointed to observe the 2019 Malawi Tripartite elections. It will be led by Thabo Mbeki, the second post-Apartheid South African President.

Reforms required if elections are to withstand on-line challenges

1 May 2019

The Commonwealth hosted a partner’s forum at this week’s World Press Freedom Day conference in Addis Ababa to discuss threats to the electoral process from information and communication technology

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