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Cooperation between parliaments and human rights institutions emphasised

26 November 2018

The Commonwealth, in partnership with the Permanent Missions of Australia and Fiji to the UN, has conducted a side event on the relationship between parliaments and national human rights institutions (NHRIs).

Scholars ‘exemplars of Commonwealth connection’

26 November 2018

Students studying in the UK on Commonwealth scholarships are “exemplars of Commonwealth connection”, said Secretary-General Patricia Scotland on Friday.

Election observation experts return to Commonwealth headquarters

26 November 2018

The Commonwealth will host representatives from some of the leading organisations engaged in international election observation later this week.

New action on oceans to be revealed at Kenya conference

24 November 2018

Further support for the Commonwealth's vital initiative to protect the world's oceans, seas and lakes will be announced at a side event of the Sustainable Blue Economy Conference in Nairobi, Kenya, on 27 November 2018

Parliaments proposed as “official stakeholders” in the UN Human Rights Council mechanism

23 November 2018

The Commonwealth, in partnership with the Universal Rights Group (URG) and the Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative (CHRI), convened an open dialogue on the role played by parliaments and civil society in the global human rights agenda.

Commonwealth highlights research results at Caribbean conference on women’s political participation

23 November 2018

The Commonwealth has taken part in a two-day meeting to enhance women’s political participation and leadership in the English-speaking Caribbean.

Secretary-General calls for action to unlock overseas development finance

22 November 2018

The small states of the Commonwealth could be losing out on $4.5 billion of overseas development assistance, a preliminary Commonwealth Secretariat study has shown.

New partnership to improve leadership skills of educators

21 November 2018

The Commonwealth and the Commonwealth Council for Educational Administration and Management (CCEAM) have signed a new agreement to improve the leadership and management skills of educators and school leaders in member countries.

Youth work: crucial for empowering young people

20 November 2018

It was a true expression of the rich diversity and colour of the Commonwealth when youth workers from 27 countries met in Malta to mark Youth Work Week 2018.