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New phase for Hub and Spokes trade initiative which aids Africa, Caribbean and Pacific

Release date 22 May 2017

The Hub and Spokes programme is a joint initiative of the European Union, ACP Group Secretariat, Commonwealth Secretariat and Organisation Internationale de la Francophonie.

Sir Anand Satyanand leads Commonwealth election observer mission to Papua New Guinea

Release date 22 May 2017

The former Governor-General of New Zealand, Sir Anand Satyanand, will lead the Commonwealth Observer Group for the national elections taking place in Papua New Guinea in June-July 2017.

Health ministers commit to practical action on UHC

Release date 22 May 2017

Commonwealth health ministers concluded their one-day meeting on Sunday with agreements on universal health coverage, global security and violence prevention.

‘All eyes will be on Uganda’ says minister ahead of 2017 youth meeting

19 May 2017

The Commonwealth Youth Ministers Meeting to be hosted by the Government of Uganda will “set the pace for the development of young people.”

Commonwealth offers climate vulnerable states “a light at the end of the tunnel”

19 May 2017

Small islands facing the threat of imminent extinction woke up this morning to a ray of hope following the launch of a “revolutionary” Commonwealth approach to climate change.

Commonwealth African countries to discuss priorities for reviving world trade

Release date 19 May 2017

Amid an unprecedented global trade slowdown, African policy-makers, negotiators and trade analysts will meet on 25-26 May 2017 in Mauritius to discuss priorities for reviving world trade and strengthening their trading capacity.

Secretary-General opens conference on Regenerative Development with call to action

18 May 2017

Commonwealth Secretary-General Patricia Scotland welcomed high commissioners and climate change innovators to Marlborough House today and called on them to work together on technologies and approaches that have the potential to reverse climate change.

International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia 2017

17 May 2017

The theme for International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia 2017 is “Love Makes a Family” and highlights the centrality of the family for inclusive and sustainable development.

Commonwealth to unveil ‘revolutionary’ approach to climate change

Release date 16 May 2017

Some of the world’s leading environmental experts will meet at a Commonwealth conference this week to see how they can take forward an innovative strategy to reverse the human impact of climate change.

Regenerative Development to Reverse Climate Change Conference

18 May 2017

The Commonwealth, in collaboration with the Cloudburst Foundation, will host the high-level Regenerative Development to Reverse Climate Change Conference on 18 May.

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