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Antigua and Barbuda: Destined for climate finance success

18 June 2018

The reality is that small and vulnerable states encounter well-documented challenges in accessing international climate finance. The most notable is the complex funding landscape, which has a number of actors and complex procedures.

Human rights and trade support set to expand for small states

18 June 2018

Human rights and trade work for Commonwealth small states is set to be expanded following the funding of new experts.

Global recognition for Commonwealth’s countering violent extremism efforts

15 June 2018

The Commonwealth has pledged to work with member countries to identify best practices and tools to counter violent extremism. These include making it more difficult to use the internet for terrorist purposes and challenging hate speech online with positive narratives.

Caribbean authorities pledge to intensify fight against corruption

14 June 2018

The Commonwealth Caribbean Association of Integrity Commissions and Anti-Corruption Bodies issued a joint statement after a week-long meeting in Turks and Caicos.

Trade among Least Developed Countries set to be boosted following historic WTO collaboration

13 June 2018

Least Developed Countries are set to benefit from an agreement that unites the work of the Commonwealth and the World Trade Organization (WTO) to boost commerce. Commonwealth Secretary-General Patricia Scotland today signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the trade body’s Enhanced Integrated Framework, during a two-day summit at the WTO headquarters in Geneva.

Scholarships on offer to Commonwealth member states

13 June 2018

Malta is allocating the oceanography grants through the Commonwealth Small States Centre of Excellence (CSSCE). They will fund a one-week course in operational oceanography for blue growth.

Commonwealth reaches out to African countries with new debt management tech

12 June 2018

New cutting edge technology, developed by the Commonwealth, could help governments in Eastern and Southern Africa to manage their debt.

Clear mandate on youth mainstreaming as a strategy for change following CHOGM

12 June 2018

Commonwealth Secretariat’s Head of Social Policy Layne Robinson reiterated the agreements on youth mainstreaming outlined in the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting Communiqué during the opening of the Youth Mainstreaming Strategy Consultation in Nairobi this June.

Climate experts mark World Environment Day with event in Antigua and Barbuda

8 June 2018

Youth has an increasingly crucial role to play in reducing pollution and protecting our planet, said the Antigua and Barbuda Minister of Health and Environment, Molwyn Joseph, at an event to commemorate World Environment Day.

Experts ponder on how to regulate the use of virtual currencies

8 June 2018

Experts from around the Commonwealth have been meeting in London this week to craft legislative guidance on how to effectively regulate the use of virtual currencies which will allow member states to reap the benefits of the new technology but also guard against its abuse.