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If Vanuatu can ban single-use plastics, so can other Commonwealth countries

22 August 2018

Cradled in the South Pacific, my home country Vanuatu is made mostly of ocean.  The Pacific covers 98% of the national jurisdiction. Here, some 280,000 Ni-Vanuatu like myself live simply off the land and sea.  We view the ocean as a living ‘bridge’ that connects islands and continents while sustaining life in all its forms.

‘Faith in the Commonwealth’ training praised by participants in Bangladesh

20 August 2018

“This training has ignited our spark in bringing positive changes to our communities,” says Saraban Tahura Zaman.

Condolences for Kerala Floods Victims

18 August 2018

The Commonwealth sends heartfelt condolences to the families of those who have died in the disastrous floods in Kerala, India.

Remembering Kofi Annan

18 August 2018

The Commonwealth mourns the death of Kofi Annan, a global giant who dedicated his life to promoting peace and democratic values across the world

Bangladesh’s Prime Minister hits “Peace at the Crease” for six

17 August 2018

The Bangladesh Prime Minister, Sheikh Hasina, has pledged “all her support” for the Commonwealth’s “Peace at the Crease” initiative plus more collaboration to encourage Commonwealth trade.

Commonwealth collaboration: pathway towards a common future

16 August 2018

Secretary-General Patricia Scotland underscored the importance of Commonwealth collaboration in delivering progress and bridging socioeconomic gaps to ensure common prosperity among the 53-member states, during her lecture at the Universiti Brunei Darussalam.

Sri Lanka to champion the Commonwealth Peace at the Crease Initiative

14 August 2018

Sri Lanka has pledged to champion the Peace at the Crease initiative, which uses the popularity of cricket as a means to promote peace and development among communities across the 53-member states.

How the Commonwealth is helping to build shared prosperity

13 August 2018

Secretary General Patricia Scotland has shared her vision to ensure that the Commonwealth remains relevant and vigorous during 'troubled and troubling times'.

Transitioning from least developed country status: are countries better off?

10 August 2018

The Least Developed Countries (LDCs) are an internationally defined group of highly vulnerable and structurally constrained economies with extreme levels of poverty.

Sri Lanka's trauma of tsunami turns into a defence for tomorrow

10 August 2018

It is hard to imagine that only 14 years ago Sri Lanka was severely devastated by the tsunami, triggered by a 9.0 magnitude earthquake in the Indian Ocean.

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