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New petroleum producers urged to heed ‘local context’ in policymaking

24 May 2018

Emerging petroleum producing countries have been urged to carefully consider country context when forming local content policies – or risk long-term drawbacks to the development of the sector.

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

Introducing the Commonwealth Blue Charter

21 May 2018

In August 2017, Jeff Ardron, Ocean Governance Adviser at the Commonwealth Secretariat, reported on the first High-level Pacific Blue Economy Conference, in Fiji: “The ‘Blue Economy’ is a term that appears to have been invented independently by both Pacific Islanders and the colourful German entrepreneur Günter Pauli.

Supporting youth-led climate activism

21 May 2018

Karuna Rana is from Mauritius, an island state in the Indian Ocean. It is one of the Commonwealth’s small and vulnerable members. Ms Rana and other young people from those countries understand better than anyone else on earth, the threat of global warming.

Health Ministers set to agree on bold action to improve the lives of Commonwealth citizens

18 May 2018

Tackling preventable diseases, funding universal healthcare and guaranteeing cervical cancer screening for girls are among the topics that will be addressed by Commonwealth ministers at a major health summit.

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