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Commonwealth calls for urgent agreement on harmful fishing subsidies

21 March 2017

Commonwealth Deputy Secretary-General Deodat Maharaj today called for urgent agreement on harmful fishing subsidies to protect the trade and development interests of small states, which heavily depend on exports from this sector.

Parliaments and parliamentarians – a significant role in the promotion and protection of human rights

20 March 2017

It is well-known that parliamentarians have a special role in the promotion and protection of human rights, a responsibility which they share with the executive and the judiciary.

UK government backs Commonwealth and Secretary-General

18 March 2017

The UK government expressed its full support for Secretary-General Patricia Scotland’s reform of the Commonwealth Secretariat as the intergovernmental organisation took centre stage in a parliamentary debate.

Commonwealth Ministerial Action Group members meet The Prince of Wales

18 March 2017

Members of the Commonwealth Ministerial Action Group met The Prince of Wales at Clarence House on the occasion of the group’s fiftieth meeting.

Togo exploring application to join the Commonwealth

17 March 2017

The government of Togo is exploring making a formal bid for membership of the Commonwealth, a spokesman for the Commonwealth Secretariat confirmed today.

Ministerial Action Group hails Commonwealth role in peace-building at 50th meeting

17 March 2017

Foreign ministers on the Commonwealth Ministerial Action Group (CMAG) have underlined the Commonwealth’s role in promoting democracy and peace-building, at the group’s fiftieth meeting.

Mentorship programme to empower Commonwealth young women

Release date 16 March 2017

Young women across the Commonwealth are set to benefit from a new initiative to help them acquire critical life skills and to progress in their careers.

Minister updates Secretary-General on situation in the Cameroon

15 March 2017

At a meeting at the Commonwealth Secretariat in London, Chief Ngute told Secretary-General Patricia Scotland that his government fully supported peace building in the Commonwealth.

Sri Lankan named Commonwealth Young Person of the Year 2017

Release date 15 March 2017

The co-founder of a foundation which supports minorities and marginalised communities in Sri Lanka has been named Commonwealth Young Person of the Year 2017.

Commonwealth Women’s Mentorship Scheme

15 March 2017

The Commonwealth Women’s Mentorship Scheme will match aspirational young women with experienced professionals in their fields in a new initiative to empower young women.

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