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Australia commits $1.5m to Commonwealth Election Professionals Initiative

Release date 15 May 2017

The Government of Australia has signed a AU$1.5m funding agreement with the Commonwealth Secretariat for an initiative to strengthen electoral good practices in Commonwealth member countries.

Commonwealth observers issue Interim Statement on 2017 Bahamas general elections

13 May 2017

The Chair of the Commonwealth Observer Group to the 2017 Bahamas general elections has commended the country for the peaceful manner in which they exercised their right to vote on 3 May in the advanced polls and on the main Election Day of 10 May.

The Bahamas Election Interim Statement

13 May 2017

The Commonwealth Observer Group commends the people of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas for the peaceful manner in which they exercised their right to vote on 3 May in the advanced polls and on the main Election Day of 10 May.

Commonwealth at the forefront of new climate legislation toolkit

11 May 2017

The Commonwealth Secretariat is helping to create a toolkit that will assist countries to implement the historic Paris Agreement on climate change.

Health Ministers to call for sustainable financing mechanisms

Release date 9 May 2017

Commonwealth Health Ministers will gather for their annual meeting in Geneva on 21 May 2017, on the eve of the 70th World Health Assembly.

Secretary-General welcomes Commonwealth Study Conference Leaders to Marlborough House

9 May 2017

The conference is taking place from 7 to 12 May and will be attended by The Princess Royal, High Commissioners and outstanding senior leaders from across the Commonwealth.

Commonwealth to support judicial independence in Bangladesh

8 May 2017

The Commonwealth, in conjunction with the Supreme Court of Bangladesh and the Commonwealth Magistrates’ and Judges’ Association, will conduct a seminar on judicial independence, ethics, and the protection of human rights.

Commonwealth election observers issue statement on arrival in The Bahamas

Release date 6 May 2017

Commonwealth election observers in The Bahamas "will act impartially and independently”, the group’s chair has said.

The Bahamas Election 2017: Arrival Statement by Commonwealth Observer Group

6 May 2017

Statement by the Commonwealth Observer Group to the May 2017 General Election of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas

First India-Commonwealth SME Trade Summit

30 May 2017 to 31 May 2017

The India-Commonwealth Small and Medium Enterprises (SME) Trade Summit is the first of its kind for Commonwealth countries.

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