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Secretary-General marks launch of inaugural UK India Youth Awards

30 January 2018

Commonwealth Secretary-General Patricia Scotland paid tribute to the relationship between India and the UK at the launch of the UK India Youth Awards in London last night.’.

Education conference must ensure “no-one is left behind”

26 January 2018

Education ministers must ensure “no-one is left behind” when they gather for a major Commonwealth conference next month, former prime minister of New Zealand Helen Clark has said.

Caribbean Development Bank leading the way on linking vulnerability with development financing

25 January 2018

Is there merit to an aid system focused on vulnerability? What problems could arise with the Caribbean Development Bank's proposal for the Caribbean? Travis Mitchell, Head of Economic Policy and Small States invites your thoughts.

Oil set to help Guyana boost economy and benefit its citizens

25 January 2018

The government of Guyana is set to implement new laws which will enable it to bolster its economy, tackle poverty and meet crucial sustainable development targets.

The Gambia presents formal application to re-join the Commonwealth

23 January 2018

To mark the final step of The Gambia’s bid to re-enter the Commonwealth, Ambassador Francis Blain has presented Secretary-General Patricia Scotland with his country’s formal application.

Turning the tide on ocean health in the Commonwealth

17 January 2018

Experts from the Commonwealth will this week provide a preview of an ambitious new initiative to support member countries rebuild and sustainably manage their marine resources.

Nelson Mandela’s life lauded by former Secretaries-General

17 January 2018

The life of former president of South Africa Nelson Mandela has been praised in the latest edition of an academic journal. Writing in ‘The Round Table’, the Commonwealth Journal for International Affairs, guest editor Stuart Mole honoured his life and lauded his work across the Commonwealth.

Blog: An education approach to preventing and countering violent extremism

17 January 2018

Last November Goodenough College and The Royal Commonwealth Society brought together four experts to discuss and debate the role that education can play in putting youth at the forefront of fostering stability, change, and a peaceful future.

Secretary-General calls for peace and unity during visit to southwest Cameroon

3 January 2018

During the final part of a five-day visit to Cameroon in December, Secretary-General Patricia Scotland travelled to Buea, the capital of the southwest region of the country, and met with key stakeholders, including young people, elders, religious leaders and elected officials.

Kenyan peacebuilders join forces to boost positive interfaith relations

22 December 2017

Participants of the first ever Faith in the Commonwealth training workshop have pledged to lead the charge in building strong, positive interfaith and intercultural relations