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Leading human rights activist Asma Jahangir passes away

12 February 2018

Asma Jahangir, leading human rights activist from Pakistan and close friend of the Commonwealth family, has passed away.

Indian law students visit Commonwealth headquarters

12 February 2018

A group of seven young law students from India, who are members of the Commonwealth Youth Human Rights and Democracy (CYHRD) Network, visited Marlborough House this week to learn more about the Commonwealth and their important role in it. 

The Commonwealth is a “model and catalyst for new forms of friendship and cooperation”: Gambia’s Minister of Foreign Affairs

9 February 2018

The Gambia’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, Ousainu Darboe, convened a press briefing in Banjul, the capital, to mark his country’s return to the Commonwealth.

The Gambia rejoins the Commonwealth

8 February 2018

The Gambia today rejoined the Commonwealth, almost five years after leaving the organisation. The West Africa nation’s return was marked by a flag-raising ceremony at Marlborough House, the London headquarters of the Commonwealth Secretariat.

Bringing education goals within reach

Release date 7 February 2018

Educational opportunities in Commonwealth countries should be transformed by a new framework being launched at the 20th Conference of Commonwealth Education Ministers (20CCEM) in Nadi, Fiji, 19 -23 February.

Climate Finance Access Hub produces results – mobilising the private sector in Jamaica

5 February 2018

Jamaica is setting the stage for private sector investment in support of low carbon, climate resilient growth after signing its second readiness Grant Agreement with the Green Climate Fund (GCF) at the Jamaica House in Kingston. 

Training of senior officials praised in Uganda

2 February 2018

A five-day high level training programme to improve the management of Uganda’s Inspectorate of Government and Directorate of Public Prosecution has just been delivered by the Commonwealth in Jinja, Uganda.

Project boosts sustainable fashion across Commonwealth

2 February 2018

A project to support sustainable fashion across the Commonwealth and ensure designers and producers are supported has been launched.

Powering our Common Ties: Connect, Engage, Contribute

14 March 2018

How many Commonwealth affiliated organisations, charities, associations can you name, apart from the Commonwealth Secretariat? Did you know that there are many Commonwealth youth networks that you can join and actively contribute to issues that matter the most to you?

Commonwealth is key to accessing climate funding

1 February 2018

The Commonwealth can play a critical role in helping small states to get funds after natural disasters, according to Dominica’s foreign affairs minister.