Commonwealth Legislates against Slavery, Trafficking and Forced Labour

15 Dec 2017

Members of Parliament from Uganda, Ghana, Nigeria, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Kenya and Pakistan have attended a seminar at Westminster, London on December 11-14, 2017 to review and develop legislation against modern slavery, forced labour and human trafficking.

UK pledges $ 21.3 million to LDC Trade Programme

13 Dec 2017

The government of the UK, a leading Commonwealth member, has pledged US$21.3 million to 51 of the world’s poorest countries at the World Trade Organisation’s Ministerial Conference on December 11, 2017

INTERPOL Workshop in Bahamas to Enhance Border Control

13 Dec 2017

INTERPOL conducted a workshop in the Bahamian city of Nassau to help specialised officials develop the necessary knowledge and skills to identify fraudulent documents and enhance border security

Commonwealth Supports Transition of Botswana Open University

13 Dec 2017

The Commonwealth has commended the Botswana Open University (BOU) on its transition from the Botswana College of Open and Distance Learning (BOCODOL) into an open university

Commonwealth Council Reviews Trade and Investment in Nigeria

13 Dec 2017

The Chief Executive of the Commonwealth Enterprise and Investment Council (CWEIC) Richard Burge visited Nigeria on November 24-29, 2017 to inaugurate the Council’s new Country Head for Nigeria, Obinna Anyanwu, and oversee preparations for the 2018 Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting

UN Focus on Women on International Human Rights Day

12 Dec 2017

On Human Rights Day on December 10, 2017, Executive Directors of UN Population Fund (UNFPA) and UN Women, Natalia Kanem and Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, and the Administrator of UN Development Programme (UNDP) Achim Steiner, gave a joint statement on the necessity of ending violence against women and fighting for global freedom, equality and dignity

Global Fund and ADB Pledge to Fight Communicable Diseases in Asia and Pacific

12 Dec 2017

The Global Fund and the Asian Development Bank (ADB) have signed a memorandum of understanding to support nation-led programmes fighting HIV, tuberculosis and malaria in the Asia and Pacific region, which includes 18 Commonwealth member states

UN Allocates Emergency Funds for Commonwealth Countries

12 Dec 2017

The United Nations has received pledges totalling US$383 million from 36 donors for its Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF), which finances critical relief operations around the world.

COL Introduces Teacher Futures Programme in Kiribati

12 Dec 2017

The Commonwealth of Learning has collaborated with Kiribati Teachers College (KTC) in Tarawa to launch its Teacher Futures programme, which aims to improve teaching quality in secondary schools through innovative teacher development

UN Supports Barbuda’s Vulnerable Women After Hurricane

11 Dec 2017

During their 16 Days of Activism campaign, run from November 25 to December 10, 2017, the United Nations has been looking at the impact of Hurricane Irma on Barbudan households, in particular those headed by women