Secretary-General Patricia Scotland has outlined her vision to fight corruption in the Commonwealth. She was speaking at the opening of the 8th Commonwealth Conference of Heads of Anti-Corruption Agencies in Africa in Nigeria’s capital, Abuja.
Governments must take bold action if they are to tackle the non-communicable diseases (NCDs) that blight the lives of millions of Commonwealth citizens.
A powerful new tool is being rolled out in Barbados that will help modernise the way public debt is managed, through advanced functionalities and state-of-the-art technology.
One-stop health centres should be established across the Commonwealth to help address the scourge of gender-based violence and offer vital support to victims.
The Government of Barbados announced that a total of six projects, ranging the funding value from US $90,000 to US $10,000,000 are at the advance stages of preparation.
Commonwealth countries in Africa say they are working together to recover millions of dollars by seizing assets from criminals and corrupt officials.
The Secretary-General, Patricia Scotland, has congratulated Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad following successful elections in Malaysia on 9 May.
The Commonwealth is creating new resources to help judges and prosecutors confiscate and recover stolen assets in money laundering and financing of terrorism.
The Commonwealth is set to host a timely exchange-learning programme that aims to improve the management of public finance.
Campaigners from Africa have called for more action to end ‘harmful practices’, such as female genital mutilation (FGM) and child, early and forced marriage (CEFM), which they say remain ‘shamefully widespread’.