Commonwealth Secretariat

Type: Organization
Name: Commonwealth Secretariat
First reported Jul 24 2014 - Updated Jul 24 2014 - 1 reports

Jamaica Begins Dialogue For Establishment Of A National Human Rights Institution

KINGSTON (JIS) -- The Government  has started dialogue with the Commonwealth Secretariat for the establishment of a National Human Rights Institution (NHRI), that complies with the Paris Principles.The Paris Principles are a set of guiding standards which ... [Published CaribSeek - Jul 24 2014]
First reported Jul 23 2014 - Updated Jul 23 2014 - 1 reports

Could the Commonwealth become more important to the UK than the EU?

Ruth Lea, economic adviser to the Arbuthnot Banking Group, says Yes.Crystal ball gazing is a risky business. But it’s a useful exercise that can throw up some fascinating, albeit highly provisional, conclusions.The Commonwealth is already a colossus, ... [Published City A.M. - Jul 23 2014]
First reported Jul 23 2014 - Updated Jul 23 2014 - 1 reports

Commonwealth helping Jamaica set up human rights body

Human rights experts from the Commonwealth are meeting with officials of Jamaica’s Ministry of Justice as well as parliamentarians and representatives from other government ministries and institutions in Kingston this week to discuss the establishment ... [Published Commonwealth Secretariat - Jul 23 2014]
First reported Jul 21 2014 - Updated Jul 22 2014 - 2 reports

Student Winner to Attend Commonwealth Games

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Jishnnu Baiju, a class XI student from Christ Nagar Higher Secondary School in the city, is on cloud nine. The student is among the winners of the International Commonwealth Class Project Competition 2014, and will be get a chance ... [Published New Indian Express - Jul 22 2014]
First reported Jul 22 2014 - Updated Jul 22 2014 - 1 reports

Commonwealth organisation still relevant today — Kate Mayberry

JULY 22 — Thousands of athletes are gathering in the Scottish city of Glasgow this week for the Commonwealth Games, a sporting jamboree that takes place every four years, and is one of the most high profile of the group’s events.Its other activities are ... [Published Malay Mail - Jul 22 2014]
First reported Jul 17 2014 - Updated Jul 18 2014 - 1 reports

Gov’t in sovereign wealth fund plans

By NATARIO McKENZIETribune Business Reporternmckenzie@tribunemedia.netThe Government’s draft oil exploration legislation contains provisions for the creation of a Bahamian sovereign wealth fund, which would receive all due multi-million dollar royalty ... [Published The Tribune - Jul 17 2014]
First reported Jul 18 2014 - Updated Jul 18 2014 - 1 reports

ICT ministers to discuss future of cyber-governance

The first-ever Commonwealth ICT Ministers Forum is taking place in London at which an agreement is expected on a strategy for advancing broadband across the 53-country membership.Ministers will also review recommendations for a pan-Commonwealth cyber-governance ... [Published Commonwealth Secretariat - Jul 18 2014]
First reported Jul 08 2014 - Updated Jul 08 2014 - 1 reports

Commonwealth withdraws support for acting Swazi judges

The Commonwealth Secretariat has withdrawn funding of salaries of three acting judges of the High Court of Swaziland citing financial constraints, local media reported Tuesday.According to the Times of Swaziland, the Commonwealth Secretariat has since ... [Published StarAfrica.com - Jul 08 2014]
First reported Jul 08 2014 - Updated Jul 08 2014 - 1 reports

3 new judges ‘dumped’

THEIR LORDSHIPS: Newly appointed Judges of the High Court (from left) Judge Mazwi Mavuso, Judge Mbuso Simelane and Judge Bongane Sydney Dlamini. Though the CJ could not be reached for comment at the time of compiling this report yesterday, the Principal ... [Published Swazi Observer - Jul 08 2014]
First reported Jul 04 2014 - Updated Jul 04 2014 - 2 reports

Jamaican Bunkering Market Has a New Player

WIP now joins Aegean Marine Petroleum Network Inc. and Petrotech Marine Petroleum Limited as the retail suppliers of bunker fuel to ships calling at Jamaican ports and transiting its waters. Friday, 04.Jul.2014, 20:49 (GMT)WIP now joins Aegean Marine ... [Published SeaNews - Jul 04 2014]
First reported Jul 03 2014 - Updated Jul 04 2014 - 3 reports

Africa: Commonwealth Moot Court Competition Winners Announced

Three law students from Kenya, Uganda and Zambia have been crowned joint winners of the first ever Commonwealth Moot Court Competition.The three-day tournament, which simulated the proceedings of the International Criminal Court (ICC), was held in London ... [Published AllAfrica.com - Jul 04 2014]
First reported Jul 01 2014 - Updated Jul 02 2014 - 2 reports

Amb. Nkurunziza Is New Chair of Commonwealth Secretariat Board

Rwanda's High Commissioner to the UK Williams Nkurunziza has been elected the new Chair of Commonwealth Secretariat Board of Governors.Amb. Nkurunziza took up his responsibilities yesterday, having been elected unanimously by his fellow Board members ... [Published AllAfrica.com - Jul 02 2014]

Quotes

"My highlight during my stay in Scotland was the gay kiss which was a clear message that Scotland sent out to the entire world they openly support LGBTI rights and my invitation by the Scottish Government was a clear signal Scotland is part of the global fight for LGBTI rights" Mugisha said
This saw leaders agree to recognise they were "free and equal members of the Commonwealth of Nations" with the common goals of "freely co-operating in the pursuit of peace, liberty and progress."
Commonwealth Deputy Secretary-General for Social and Economic Development Deodat Maharaj applauded the new music competition. He said: "One of the great strengths of the Commonwealth is the connection between its citizens and its communities, and music is an extremely powerful way of building and supporting that connection."
Ahead of the meeting, Omobola Johnson, Nigerian Minister of Communications Technology and Chair of the Commonwealth ICT Ministers Forum said: "I very much look forward to the inaugural Commonwealth ICT Ministers Forum and am certain that this event will strengthen pan-Commonwealth co-operation while helping to build consensus on ICT matters at a global scale."

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Barrowman’s ‘Glasgow kiss’ hailed by campaigners [Published The Scotsman - Jul 27 2014]
SLPI holds AGM [Published The Nation.lk - Jul 26 2014]
Jamaica Begins Dialogue For Establishment Of A ... [Published CaribSeek - Jul 24 2014]
Could the Commonwealth become more important to... [Published City A.M. - Jul 23 2014]
Activists call for action on Commonwealth LGBTI... [Published Gscene - Jul 23 2014]
Commonwealth helping Jamaica set up human right... [Published Commonwealth Secretariat - Jul 23 2014]
WAIFEM Regional Seminar Opens In Accra [Published Republic of Ghana - Jul 22 2014]
Student Winner to Attend Commonwealth Games [Published New Indian Express - Jul 22 2014]
Commonwealth organisation still relevant today ... [Published Malay Mail - Jul 22 2014]
Commonwealth Games 2014: What is the organisati... [Published The Independent - Jul 21 2014]
Natasha Senanayake wins music competition on ev... [Published Noodls - Jul 21 2014]
Minister Scott To Attend Meeting In Scotland [Published Bernews - Jul 20 2014]
Guyana offshore exploration faces setbacks [Published Offshore Engineer - Jul 19 2014]
Human rights under the spotlight ahead of the G... [Published Glasgow Reporter - Jul 18 2014]
ICT ministers to discuss future of cyber-govern... [Published Commonwealth Secretariat - Jul 18 2014]
Global forum, building resilience of small states [Published Commonwealth Secretariat - Jul 18 2014]
Commonwealth Ministerial Action Group, meeting,... [Published Commonwealth Secretariat - Jul 18 2014]
Commonwealth and La Francophonie, G20, Washingt... [Published Commonwealth Secretariat - Jul 18 2014]
Ministers meet in Botswana to discuss law and h... [Published Commonwealth Secretariat - Jul 18 2014]
Commonwealth observes South African elections [Published Commonwealth Secretariat - Jul 18 2014]
Secretariat has new Chair of Board of Governors [Published Commonwealth Secretariat - Jul 18 2014]
Trinidad and Tobago to host major regional ICT ... [Published Commonwealth Secretariat - Jul 18 2014]
Commonwealth to observe elections in Antigua an... [Published Commonwealth Secretariat - Jul 18 2014]
FICCI Secretary General receives honorary docto... [Published Business Standard India - Jul 18 2014]
Gov’t in sovereign wealth fund plans [Published The Tribune - Jul 17 2014]
FICCI secretary general gets Birmingham Varsity... [Published Yahoo! India - Jul 17 2014]
Worldwide influence of the Isle of Man [Published Isle of Man Newspapers - Jul 16 2014]
Glasgow hosts LGBTI Human Rights conference [Published Gscene - Jul 16 2014]
15.07 - Human rights in the Commonwealth comes ... [Published MyScience - Jul 16 2014]
Téa named Alumna of the Year [Published Noodls - Jul 16 2014]
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Canada suspends $10-million contribution to the... [Published National Post - Top Stories - Apr 14 2014]
TORONTO — Canada is suspending its $10-million contribution to the Commonwealth Secretariat over the alleged human rights abuses in Sri Lanka, which currently chairs the 53-nation alliance, Foreign Minister John Baird said Monday. Mr. Baird said Ottawa ...
Canada Suspends Voluntary Commonwealth Funds [Published Canada Government News Releases - Apr 14 2014]
Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird today announced that Canada will suspend its voluntary contribution to the Commonwealth Secretariat and reallocate the funds for the next two years. ...
Canada Suspends Voluntary Commonwealth Funds [Published Canada Government News Releases - Apr 14 2014]
Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird today announced that Canada will suspend its voluntary contribution to the Commonwealth Secretariat and reallocate the funds for the next two years. ...
World: Commonwealth Works to Raise Climate Resi... [Published ReliefWeb - Latest Updates - Apr 01 2014]
Source: Inter Press ServiceCountry: World By Peter Richards CASTRIES, St. Lucia, Mar 31 2014 (IPS) - As they fine-tune preparations for the Small Island Developing States (SIDS) Conference in Samoa and the United Nations post-2015 development framework ...
MLA, Redford willing to change – Can a Leopard ... [Published Politisite - Mar 19 2014]
Redford during the 2012 campaign An article in the St. Albert Gazette caught my eye this morning. It quotes an MLA, Stephen Khan, stating that Premier Alison Redford is willing to change, that she is going nowhere and calls for resignation are ...
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