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Secretary-General Scotland calls for collaboration on Lesotho governance reform

25 April 2017

The Commonwealth and the United Nations have pledged to continue working with local and regional institutions to support the peacebuilding process and governance reform agenda in Lesotho.

New policy paper links health protection to security

24 April 2017

The Commonwealth will highlight the links between health and global security in a policy paper that outlines the role of health protection in addressing violence and achieving security.

Commonwealth Headquarters hosts media centre for London Marathon

21 April 2017

Commonwealth flags will fly over more than 40,000 runners taking part in this year’s London Marathon as they stream past the Secretariat’s headquarters on The Mall on Sunday.

Commonwealth Secretary-General to visit Lesotho

21 April 2017

Secretary-General Patricia Scotland will meet with political leaders in Lesotho to reaffirm the Commonwealth’s support to the country

First Commonwealth climate finance expert begins work in Jamaica

13 April 2017

A Commonwealth expert is helping Jamaica access funding to tackle dangerous sea level rises, drought and other impacts of climate change

Blog: What are the modern tools of democracy?

13 April 2017

Yvonne Apea Mensah, Adviser and Head of Africa at the Commonwealth Secretariat, argues that modern ways of delivering democracy must be based on a solid foundation.

Secretary-General welcomes Malaysia’s human resources minister

12 April 2017

Commonwealth Secretary-General Patricia Scotland has met with the Malaysian minister for human resources, Dato’ Sri Richard Rio.

Commonwealth Youth Games: The Bahamas will be ‘capital of the Commonwealth’, says high commissioner

12 April 2017

The final hundred-day countdown for the first Commonwealth Youth Games to be held in the Caribbean has begun.

Ghana 2016 general election: ‘Credible, transparent and inclusive’ says Thabo Mbeki

11 April 2017

The Commonwealth Observer Group, which monitored the 2016 Ghana general election, has concluded that the process was conducted in a ‘largely peaceful and vibrant manner’.

Commonwealth assists Nigerian judiciary on tackling corruption

11 April 2017

Corruption is a problem no economy can choose to ignore. It is worth more than 5 per cent of global GDP (USD 2.6 trillion) and increases the cost of doing business by up to 10 per cent globally. At the same time, globalisation and advances in technology mean the laundered proceeds of crime can be quickly transformed and moved across borders and between jurisdictions.