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Commonwealth countries back rules-based global trade

25 September 2018

Commonwealth members in the World Trade Organisation (WTO) agreed that despite their rich diversity, including in levels of development, they are united in recognising the importance of the rules-based multilateral system as a common good

Meeting of small Commonwealth jurisdictions to focus on law reform

4 October 2018 to 5 October 2018

Law ministers and attorneys general from small Commonwealth jurisdictions will meet at Marlborough House in London from 4 to 5 October 2018.

Commonwealth Senior Officials of Law Ministries Meeting 2018

1 October 2018 to 3 October 2018

The Meeting of Commonwealth Senior Officials of Law Ministries will take place at Marlborough House, London, from 1 to 3 October 2018.

New diplomats hail “Commonwealth camaraderie” at London induction

24 September 2018

Recently–arrived diplomats have reaffirmed the Commonwealth’s reputation as a platform through which officials from diverse countries can engage with each other in a spirit of comradeship and collaboration. 

International Trade Centre and Commonwealth Secretariat join forces to boost trade

24 September 2018

The International Trade Centre (ITC) and the Commonwealth Secretariat will today sign a new agreement to encourage the establishment and growth of small and medium sized businesses, including those owned by women and young people.

Commonwealth Foreign Affairs Ministers Meeting 2018

27 September 2018

The 17th Commonwealth Foreign Affairs Ministers Meeting (CFAMM) takes place on 27 September 2018. Ministers from across the Commonwealth will convene during the UN General Assembly in New York.

Secretary-General launches innovation awards for sustainable development

19 September 2018

The Commonwealth Secretary-General’s Innovation for Sustainable Development Awards were launched on 19th September to celebrate the most outstanding innovators and innovations from any of the 53 Commonwealth countries.

Commonwealth helps Samoa ombudsman tackle family violence

18 September 2018

In a historic move, the Ombudsman of Samoa undertook a national inquiry into family violence – the first of its kind in the Pacific – that revealed extremely high levels of violence against women and girls in the country, while also exploring ways to tackle the scourge.

Commonwealth welcomes new diplomats to London

18 September 2018

One of the biggest challenges for diplomats when settling into a new posting is understanding the workings of institutions with which they will interact. To support their landing in London, participants in the Commonwealth Diplomats Induction Programme taking place this week will have the benefit of a broad range of perspectives offered by a distinguished line-up of presenters.

Global agencies join up to measure sports’ contribution to the SDGs

18 September 2018

Experts from leading intergovernmental, civil society and sport organisations have agreed to work with the Commonwealth Secretariat to develop practical solutions to quantify and enhance the role sport can play in global efforts to shift the world onto a sustainable and resilient path.