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Global recognition for Commonwealth’s countering violent extremism efforts

15 June 2018

The Commonwealth has pledged to work with member countries to identify best practices and tools to counter violent extremism. These include making it more difficult to use the internet for terrorist purposes and challenging hate speech online with positive narratives.

Caribbean authorities pledge to intensify fight against corruption

14 June 2018

The Commonwealth Caribbean Association of Integrity Commissions and Anti-Corruption Bodies issued a joint statement after a week-long meeting in Turks and Caicos.

Trade among Least Developed Countries set to be boosted following historic WTO collaboration

13 June 2018

Least Developed Countries are set to benefit from an agreement that unites the work of the Commonwealth and the World Trade Organization (WTO) to boost commerce. Commonwealth Secretary-General Patricia Scotland today signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the trade body’s Enhanced Integrated Framework, during a two-day summit at the WTO headquarters in Geneva.

Scholarships on offer to Commonwealth member states

13 June 2018

Malta is allocating the oceanography grants through the Commonwealth Small States Centre of Excellence (CSSCE). They will fund a one-week course in operational oceanography for blue growth.

Commonwealth reaches out to African countries with new debt management tech

12 June 2018

New cutting edge technology, developed by the Commonwealth, could help governments in Eastern and Southern Africa to manage their debt.

Clear mandate on youth mainstreaming as a strategy for change following CHOGM

12 June 2018

Commonwealth Secretariat’s Head of Social Policy Layne Robinson reiterated the agreements on youth mainstreaming outlined in the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting Communiqué during the opening of the Youth Mainstreaming Strategy Consultation in Nairobi this June.

5th International Climate Change Adaptation Conference

18 June 2018 to 21 June 2018

Interactive Session: Learning and Knowledge Sharing (South-South and North-South) As a Tool for Cooperation for Adaptation

Climate experts mark World Environment Day with event in Antigua and Barbuda

8 June 2018

Youth has an increasingly crucial role to play in reducing pollution and protecting our planet, said the Antigua and Barbuda Minister of Health and Environment, Molwyn Joseph, at an event to commemorate World Environment Day.

Experts ponder on how to regulate the use of virtual currencies

8 June 2018

Experts from around the Commonwealth have been meeting in London this week to craft legislative guidance on how to effectively regulate the use of virtual currencies which will allow member states to reap the benefits of the new technology but also guard against its abuse.

World Oceans Day 2018: A Blue Charter for a blue planet

7 June 2018

International concern for the plight of the global ocean is at an all-time high. In April this year, the 53 countries of the Commonwealth adopted the Commonwealth Blue Charter, creating a bright blue beacon to guide cooperative action on ocean issues.