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Secretary-General meets government officials and stakeholders in Belize

2 October 2018

Commonwealth Secretary-General Patricia Scotland has met with government officials and is due to meet Prime Minister Dean Barrow during a four-day visit to Belize.

Blog: Samoa makes human rights history with inquiry into family violence

1 October 2018

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

Senior officials set agenda for next law ministers’ meeting

1 October 2018

Senior officials from law ministries across the Commonwealth are gathering from 1 to 3 October in London, to agree on priority areas for the forthcoming Commonwealth Law Ministers’ Meeting. The biennial gathering of ministers and attorneys-general, scheduled for autumn 2019, is a key platform for collaboration and exchange amongst Commonwealth countries, which share a common legal tradition.

Supercharging economic development through South-South collaboration

29 September 2018

Commonwealth Secretary-General Patricia Scotland today signed a new agreement with the United Nations Office for South-South Cooperation (UNOSSC) in the margins of the United General Assembly in New York.

Commonwealth ministers set out plan for implementation of leaders’ mandates

29 September 2018

Foreign affairs ministers have reiterated their commitment to work with the Commonwealth Secretariat to deliver the range of initiatives agreed at the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) in April this year.

Commonwealth civil society discussion series kicks off in Geneva

28 September 2018

Challenges, good practices and how to improve the civil society space were the centre of discussions amongst delegates from Commonwealth countries and civil society organisations, during a gathering held in the margins of the 39th session of the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva.

Commonwealth ministers stand resolute with Guyana on territorial controversy

27 September 2018

Commonwealth ministers have reiterated their unequivocal and collective support for the maintenance of the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Guyana and its unimpeded right to the development of the entirety of its territory for the benefit of its people.

Commonwealth tackles challenges of Industry 4.0

27 September 2018

While the digital revolution has brought about unprecedented opportunities for global trade, developing countries and small states in the Commonwealth still face some key challenges linked to e-commerce.

Commonwealth family demonstrates power of multilateralism, says Secretary-General

26 September 2018

Set against the backdrop of New York’s famous skyline, the world stage of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) opened this week with a passionate call to support multilateralism

Ask the expert: The price tag of violence against women and girls

26 September 2018

Globally, the World Health Organisation estimates that one in three women experience either physical or sexual violence during their lifetime.