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Julia Gillard

The Future of the Commonwealth

Julia Gillard, former Prime Minister of Australia, reflects on her experience as a Commonwealth leader, and discusses the future role of the Commonwealth on the global stage, in particular fostering democratic values and countering radicalisation.

David Howell (Lord Howell of Guildford)

Repositioning the UK and Commonwealth Post-Brexit

David Howell (Lord Howell of Guildford), President of The Royal Commonwealth Society, looks ahead to the 2018 Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) and highlights the opportunities for Commonwealth development and the new world trading agenda in the post-Brexit era.

Lord Marland of Odstock

The Commonwealth Trade Ministers Meeting

Lord Marland of Odstock, Chairman of the Commonwealth Enterprise and Investment Council, welcomes the opportunity provided by the forthcoming Commonwealth Trade Ministers Meeting to formulate a trade and investment agenda for the Commonwealth.

Mohammad Razzaque

Harnessing Commonwealth Trade Advantage Post-Brexit

Mohammad Razzaque, Head of International Trade Policy at the Commonwealth Secretariat, highlights the so-called ‘Commonwealth advantage’ in trade and its likely interactions with Brexit-related consequences, also considering opportunities for securing greater trade and economic gains for Commonwealth members in a post- Brexit world.

Frederick Musiiwa Makamure Shava

2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development: a New Path for Development

Frederick Musiiwa Makamure Shava provides a vision for achieving the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development from the vantage point of his work as President of the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC).

Jürgen Stock

Building a Global Policing Architecture

Jürgen Stock, Interpol Secretary General, gives a clear exposition of the current challenges posed by transnational crime and terrorism, and highlights the need to re-design – and build – the next ‘global architecture of policing’ with secure bridges of cross-border cooperation.

Patricia Espinosa

Climate Action in the Commonwealth

Patricia Espinosa, Executive Secretary, UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), explains that the next two years are critical to strengthen low-carbon, sustainable pathways, and reaffirms the Commonwealth’s major role in climate action leadership.

Dr Joanna Nurse

Commonwealth Support for Universal Health Coverage

Dr Joanna Nurse, Head of Health and Education for the Commonwealth Secretariat, outlines the main health issues in the Sustainable Development Goals, and looks forward to the 2017 Commonwealth Health Ministers Meeting.

Helen Clark

Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment

Helen Clark, Administrator of the United Nations Development Programme and former Prime Minister of New Zealand, stresses that keeping women’s equality and empowerment at the centre of development efforts will give the world its best chance to achieve the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.