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Blog: Four ways Jamaica is boosting private sector engagement in climate action Man walking down flooded street

3 July 2019

A blog on climate change by Katie Blackman, a National Climate Finance Adviser deployed in Jamaica with the Commonwealth Climate Finance Access Hub.

Blog: SDG Implementation: Has best become the enemy of better?

21 June 2019

Born out of the Commonwealth’s recognition of an SDG implementation deficit, the Commonwealth in collaboration with the Government of Malta and the Small States Centre of Excellence, will host the Commonwealth’s inaugural “Award for Excellence in SDG Implementation” on 26-27 June in Malta. 

Blog: Youth shine at Commonwealth Health Ministers Meeting

20 June 2019

Today, citizens under 30 years old comprise 60 per cent of the Commonwealth’s population - a proportion that is ten per cent higher than the global average. These young people face significant health challenges and are disproportionately affected by rapidly growing rates of non-communicable diseases, neglected tropical diseases and the burden of out-of-pocket payments.

Blog: Commonwealth Blue Charter - A beacon of hope for the future of ocean governance

8 June 2019

To mark World Oceans Day, Head of Oceans and Natural Resources Nicholas Hardman-Mountford shares how the Blue Charter can help spur lasting global change towards sustainable ocean governance.

Featured blog: The Power of Convening – Lessons from the Fifth Global Biennial Conference on Small States

9 April 2019

A blog by Heather Cover-Kus, Technical Research Officer - Economic Policy and Small States, at the Commonwealth Secretariat

Exploring challenges to democracy in the digital age

19 December 2018

A blog by Elena Tsalanidis, Programme Assistant, Cyber Capability at the Commonwealth

Gender and Climate Change – where are we and what next?

5 December 2018

Climate change affects women more profoundly than men. Often, women bear the brunt of extreme weather events because they lack economic, political and legal power, especially in developing countries.

Samoa makes human rights history with inquiry into family violence

30 November 2018

A blog written by Loukinikini Vili, Director of Human Rights, Ombudsman and National Human Rights Institution, Samoa.