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This week thousands of people will descend on London from all corners of the world, pilgrims coming to worship at the altar of post-colonial multilateralism that is the Commonwealth of Nations. They will be drawn to the UK's capital for the organisation's biennial heads-of-government summit, known by its ...
The Commonwealth of Nations, as the former British Commonwealth is known, is at a crossroads. Britain, which is the host next week to 53 member countries and will be the leader till the next summit in 2020, has been working for the past year to try to turn it into a more constructively useful international ...

A majority of countries in the Commonwealth of Nations currently have discriminatory laws against same-sex sexual acts, and other discriminatory laws regarding gender expression and sexual orientation, with punishments that include imprisonment and the death penalty. In most of these countries, ...
With the Commonwealth Games in Australia's Gold Coast, public attention has turned to the oft-neglected Commonwealth of Nations. The 2018 games dovetail with the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) in London on April 16-20, the first since the UK voted to leave the EU. Tales of ...
As the Commonwealth Games kick off on the Gold Coast, it's a good time to ask – what does being a member of the Commonwealth of Nations actually mean for Australians, particularly Australian travellers looking to visit our fellow Commonwealth countries? Apart from cricket, tea, scones, an obligation to ...
Some see it as dating from the 1926 Balfour Declaration, under which the United Kingdom and its dominions were declared “autonomous Communities within the British Empire … and freely associated as members of the British Commonwealth of Nations”. The principles set out in this declaration were ...

Philip wasn't playing away, though. Back in 1954 Queen Sālote Tupou III of Tonga gave up her palace so Elizabeth II could stay there. This was a Commonwealth of Nations. But some nations were more equal than others. Alagiah argued that Elizabeth II came into her own in 1961, when against the advice ...
The Commonwealth of Nations is made up of 53 countries of which a majority are former territories of Britain. Countries from across the globe, including Asia, Africa and Europe, all sign up to the same values and principals, acknowledging the shared history they have together. Crucially, the Queen remains ...
Flags of the Commonwealth countries are paraded during a Commonwealth Day Service at Westminster Abbey in London on 12 March. Photo: AFP. Last week marked Commonwealth Day—not in India but in the UK, where it is celebrated with multi-faith services and royal engagements on the second ...
Updated March 13 with the U.S. National Academies review of the National Climate Assessment. As some of the world's biggest polluters resist efforts to address climate change—most glaringly, the United States—thousands of scientists from countries that make up the Commonwealth of Nations say their ...

Three countries have left the Commonwealth since its creation. Ireland was the first to leave in 1949 after the passing of the Republic of Ireland Act. The Maldives left in 2016, followed by Zimbabwe in 2013, which was suspended before withdrawing from the Commonwealth. A number of countries have also ...
The Secretary-General of the Commonwealth of Nations, The Right Honourable Patricia Scotland QC, added that the initiative helps people come together to celebrate "the remarkable diversity and inclusiveness of the Commonwealth, and the many ways in which the lives and livelihoods of its 2.4 billion ...
The Australian Academy of Science has joined Commonwealth of Nations science leaders from around the globe to call on the Commonwealth Heads of Government to use the best available science to guide action on climate change. The call is part of a Consensus Statement on Climate Change launched ...
Commonwealth Day is a celebration of what we used to call the British Empire – and a day when the Queen gets off her backside and earns her crust for a change. But what is the point of this celebration, when does it fall annually and does it mean we all get a day off work? Here's the low-down on that ...
The Commonwealth of Nations (formerly the British Commonwealth), is an intergovernmental organisation of 53 member states that are mostly former territories of the British Empire. The Queen's message to the 53 Commonwealth member nations will feature in a service, staged at Westminster Abbey on ...
It is a question Baroness Patricia Scotland has been asked hundreds of times in her two years as Commonwealth of Nations secretary general. But she believes the group of 53 nations remains relevant today. "We have so much in common. We share the same language, the same parliamentary structure, ...
A personal message from the Secretary-General of the Commonwealth of Nations, The Right Honourable Patricia Scotland QC, and a specially written Commonwealth Affirmation, will be read out at each ceremony before the raising of the Commonwealth flag at 10.00hrs that morning. In a common act of witness around the ...
It includes countries from the Commonwealth of Nations. The games were previously known as the British Empire Games, the British Empire and Commonwealth Games, and the British Commonwealth Games. The Commonwealth of Nations is an international organisation that is made up of the countries ...
The Commonwealth of Nations is made up of 53 countries of which a majority are former territories of Britain. Countries from across the globe, including Asia, Africa and Europe, all sign up to the same values and principals, akcnowledging the shared history they have together. Crucially, the Queen remains ...
Commonwealth Of Nations Deputy Senate President, Sen. Ike Ekweremadu (2nd left) cutting the tape to commission the Federal Medical Centre, Yenagoa Interns House Officers Quarters, initiated and constructed by the Restoration Government in Yenagoa, while the State Governor, Hon. Seriake Dickson ...


 

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