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Gender equality by 2030, Secretary-General tells top women

31 May 2018

A gathering of senior women commentators, columnists and activists heard about the Commonwealth’s practical action towards achieving gender equality across its 53 member states by 2030.

Secretary-General commits to the Caribbean

30 May 2018

Commonwealth Secretary-General Patricia Scotland has reaffirmed her commitment to collaborating with leaders in the Caribbean following a visit to the region.

Breakthrough agreement in sight for trade in services

30 May 2018

Five Commonwealth countries in Africa and the Indian Ocean are putting final touches on an agreement that will make it easier for professionals to move and work across their borders.

Golden mace “a symbol of The Queen’s legacy”, says Secretary-General

29 May 2018

Commonwealth Secretary-General Patricia Scotland paid homage to Her Majesty The Queen’s “legacy of peace” yesterday in a special edition of the popular British television programme, Antiques Roadshow.

Innovation at heart of Commonwealth

23 May 2018

Commonwealth Secretary-General Patricia Scotland has shared her vision for the Commonwealth, which is anchored on innovation, leadership and inclusiveness, with emerging leaders.

Removing gender equality hurdles in sport discussed in Botswana

23 May 2018

The Commonwealth has reinforced its commitment to get more women leading and participating in sport.

Commonwealth Africa promises a stronger fight against corruption

23 May 2018

Heads and senior leaders of the 19 Commonwealth anti-corruption agencies in Africa have called for countries to find ways to strengthen cooperation and partnership in the tracing, recovering and the returning of assets.

Conference on transparency in public sector concludes in Ghana

22 May 2018

Reforming audit frameworks to strengthen good governance was at the heart of discussions amongst public officials from Africa and the Caribbean at a five-day workshop in Ghana.

Zimbabwe begins process to re-join Commonwealth; observers invited to July elections

21 May 2018

Zimbabwe has applied to re-join the Commonwealth. The proposal came in a letter dated 9 May to Secretary-General Patricia Scotland from Zimbabwe’s President Emmerson Mnangagwa.

Major health summit offers “springboard for action”

21 May 2018

At the 30th Commonwealth Health Ministers Meeting in Geneva, government representatives discussed a series of bold proposals

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