Australia Pledges Funds to Tackle Extremism

16 Nov 2017

Australia has formally documented its pledge to provide funding for the recently established Commonwealth Countering Violent Extremism (CVE) Unit

Date of CHOGM Business Forum Announced

16 Nov 2017

The Commonwealth Enterprise and Investment Council (CWEIC) has announced that the Commonwealth Business Forum will be held on April 16-18, 2018

Leptospirosis Reported in Trinidad and Tobago

16 Nov 2017

Trinidad and Tobago’s Ministry of Health have advised members of the public on reducing their risk of infection, following the reports of 15 cases of Leptospirosis at the San Fernando General Hospital, including two fatalities

NNRA Examines Future of Radiation in Nigeria

16 Nov 2017

The Nigerian Nuclear Radiation Agency has examined the future role and effects of radiation in Nigeria, in light of current rates of global industrialisation

Health Initiative to Build Toilets in India

16 Nov 2017

Shri, a social enterprise in India, is building public toilets in rural areas without such facilities and using the waste to help pay for their upkeep, the BBC reported

WHO and UN Fight Climate Change Impact on SIDS Health

16 Nov 2017

The World Health Organisation and UN Climate Change have launched an initiative to protect residents of Small Island Developing States (SIDS) from the health impacts of climate change, the WHO Special Initiative to Address Climate Change Impacts on SIDS

Kenyan Team Making Boat out of Plastic Pollution

15 Nov 2017

A team in Kenya is building a boat from recycled plastic planks, which they hope to sail to South Africa when it is ready, SKY News has reported

Australia Votes to Allow Same Sex Marriage

15 Nov 2017

Australia has voted to allow same sex marriage in the country, with over 60% of postal survey submissions for the referendum returning a Yes vote

Commonwealth Launches Report on Youth Work

14 Nov 2017

The Commonwealth Secretariat has launched a new study, ‘Youth Work in the Commonwealth: A Growth Profession’, to analyse the practices undertaken by Commonwealth countries to enhance the status and profile of youth work

CPA Promotes Gender Equality in Commonwealth

14 Nov 2017

Secretary-General of the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association (CPA), Akbar Khan, discussed CPA’s achievements and goals on gender equality and women’s empowerment and political participation in an interview with the International Knowledge Network of Women in Politics