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Secretary-General welcomes Malaysia’s human resources minister

12 April 2017

Commonwealth Secretary-General Patricia Scotland has met with the Malaysian minister for human resources, Dato’ Sri Richard Rio.

Commonwealth Youth Games: The Bahamas will be ‘capital of the Commonwealth’, says high commissioner

12 April 2017

The final hundred-day countdown for the first Commonwealth Youth Games to be held in the Caribbean has begun.

Ghana 2016 general election: ‘Credible, transparent and inclusive’ says Thabo Mbeki

11 April 2017

The Commonwealth Observer Group, which monitored the 2016 Ghana general election, has concluded that the process was conducted in a ‘largely peaceful and vibrant manner’.

Commonwealth assists Nigerian judiciary on tackling corruption

11 April 2017

Corruption is a problem no economy can choose to ignore. It is worth more than 5 per cent of global GDP (USD 2.6 trillion) and increases the cost of doing business by up to 10 per cent globally. At the same time, globalisation and advances in technology mean the laundered proceeds of crime can be quickly transformed and moved across borders and between jurisdictions.

Commonwealth assists Vanuatu Supreme Court

Commonwealth assistance to the Supreme Court of Vanuatu has strengthened the Pacific island’s capacity to deal with the volume of cases and the time they take to be processed.

Secretariat debt experts assist Lesotho

10 April 2017

Lesotho’s capacity to record and manage debt has been boosted by the secondment of two debt officers to work with the Commonwealth Secretariat’s expert team in London.

Podcast: Debate on corruption in elite sport and its impact on development

7 April 2017

Corruption in elite sport undermines grassroots efforts to transform lives and livelihoods, argued experts during the Second Commonwealth Debate on Sport and Sustainable Development.

Protect spaces for sport and promote physical activity, says report on global goals

Release date 5 April 2017

Protecting green spaces in towns and cities, ring-fencing school budgets for physical education, and empowering women and girls through sport, are among a set of policy prescriptions set out in a report on global goals published today.

Secretary-General pledges support for ‘Latimer House Principles’ style declaration on media freedom

5 April 2017

Commonwealth Secretary-General Patricia Scotland was speaking at the Institute of Commonwealth Studies Conference’s keynote Peter Lyons Memorial Lecture in London.

Commonwealth supports Mauritius civil service transformation

4 April 2017

A Commonwealth strategy to transform the civil service in Mauritius into a modern, technology-savvy institution has been approved by the country’s Cabinet.

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