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African election officials discuss challenges and build capacity

15 October 2018

Electoral officers in African Commonwealth countries have been learning how to improve the credibility, inclusiveness and transparency of the polling process.

Strengthening Resilience Through Disaster Risk Reduction

29 January 2019 to 31 January 2019

The Commonwealth Small States Centre of Excellence is a joint initiative of the Government of Malta and the Commonwealth Secretariat established to support and provide capacity to small states in their attainment of national and international development goals.

Condolences for Ugandans caught in landslide

12 October 2018

On receiving news of the landslide which has killed many people in the district of Bududa in eastern Uganda, the Secretary-General of the Commonwealth, Patricia Scotland, has offered sympathy to the government and people of Uganda.

Roadmap to boost Seychelles’ blue ocean economy

11 October 2018

The Government of Seychelles in collaboration with the Commonwealth has launched the ‘Blue Economy Strategic Framework and Roadmap’ to build its ocean-based economy.

Finance ministers endorse strategies to reduce disaster risk

11 October 2018

Commonwealth finance ministers concluded their annual meeting today in Bali, Indonesia, by endorsing key strategies aimed at helping countries reduce disaster risk.

Central bank heads keen to benefit from Fintech toolkit

11 October 2018

Central bank governors from Commonwealth countries backed a proposal to create a toolkit that will help banks leverage technological innovations in the finance sector to maximise economic growth.

Commonwealth shares best practices on fighting corruption with Francophone Africa

10 October 2018

The heads of anti-corruption agencies from French-speaking African nations have attended a training programme in Abidjan, Cote D’Ivoire to learn about the Commonwealth’s anti-corruption initiatives on the continent.

Small Commonwealth jurisdictions promote the rule of law

9 October 2018

Mutual co-operation and respect for the rule of law received unanimous backing at the Meeting of Law Ministers and Attorneys General of Small Commonwealth Jurisdictions that has concluded in London.

Commonwealth finance ministers explore new strategies to manage disaster risk

8 October 2018

Finance ministers from the 53 member countries of the Commonwealth will meet in the margins of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and World Bank annual meetings this week in Bali, Indonesia, to discuss financing solutions to help counter the risk of natural disasters in their countries.

Commonwealth Trade Finance Facility to begin work

8 October 2018

The Commonwealth Small States Trade Finance Facility has become operational. Its supervisory board met for the first time today, in Malta. The Facility can now begin work to increase trade and investment flows for the 31 small states of the Commonwealth.