Home >Newsroom

Queen’s young leaders embody Commonwealth promise and potential

30 June 2017

Inspirational young people from more than 50 countries have taken part in a global challenge to show how they would demonstrate the values of the Commonwealth Charter.

Hub discussion focuses on education support to migrants and refugees

28 June 2017

The Commonwealth is hosting an online discussion on education for migrants and refugees for the first time on its Education Hub.

The Commonwealth at Aid for Trade Global Review 2017

11 July 2017 to 13 July 2017

The Aid for Trade Global Review 2017 at the World Trade Organization in Geneva is dedicated to the theme of ‘Promoting Trade, Inclusiveness and Connectivity for Sustainable Development’.

Empowering Rwandan women and youth essential: First Lady Jeannette Kagame

26 June 2017

With song, celebration, discussion and reflection, the Rwandan diaspora in the UK came together on Saturday for a conference on the empowerment of youth and women.

Commonwealth mourns loss of former Botswana President Ketumile Masire

23 June 2017

On behalf of the Commonwealth, Secretary-General Patricia Scotland has expressed her deep condolences to the people of Botswana as the country mourns the death of its former President, Sir Ketumile Masire.

Canada to Chair 2017 Commonwealth Finance Ministers Meeting

Release date 22 June 2017

Canada’s Minister of Finance, Bill Morneau, will chair the 2017 Commonwealth Finance Ministers Meeting (CFMM) in Washington, D.C., this October.

Partnership agreement to promote social cohesion and respect for diversity

22 June 2017

Secretary-General Patricia Scotland has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Khalili Foundation to develop a new generation of young, grassroots leaders who respect cultural and religious diversity.

African authorities cite Commonwealth edge in battle against corruption

22 June 2017

Anti-corruption agencies in Africa have praised the Commonwealth Secretariat for bringing its resources and expertise to bear on national efforts to combat graft and enhance good governance.

Election 2017: The Commonwealth in Papua New Guinea

21 June 2017

Commonwealth election observers are in Papua New Guinea for the general election scheduled for 24 June 2017. Voting will take place over two weeks until 4 July, with 3,332 candidates vying for 111 seats in Parliament.

Commonwealth observers issue statement on arrival in Papua New Guinea

Release date 21 June 2017

Commonwealth election observers in Papua New Guinea will be “objective, independent and impartial”, the group’s chair has said.