commonwealth

We are committed to helping all our member countries, wherever they are on their democratic journey. In doing so, we aim to justify the sense of hope and optimism which all voters deserve to feel on election day.
Politicians have completely abdicated their duty, leaving it to academics to develop our languages.
The party says the British monarchy should not enjoy the world's recognition given the pain it has caused through colonisation.
As the world marks the UN's International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, I stand with millions of men and women around the world to say NO to violence! We will not accept that violence is a part of culture. We reject any suggestions that women and girls are mere possessions to be used and abused.
I'm really excited that in our new Hub relationship, the Commonwealth Sports Movement and Commonwealth Secretariat can be even more effective in mobilising and maximising this potential as we move to a new phase of deeper collaboration. It will ensure that the beneficial effect of sport in the Commonwealth cascades far beyond elite competition, and reaches locations far, far wider than Commonwealth Games host cities. A love of sport is among the greatest of our shared Commonwealth assets and together we can ensure it is the force for good we know it can be.
It is an honour to have shared a week with these amazing young people and to have met Her Majesty The Queen. Here are just a few my fellow young leaders and friends who inspired me...
Over the weekend my piece on why the UK government turned away more than 2,700 non-EU nurses was widely circulated on Twitter
Some have suggested that Brexit is a patriotic cause. And to argue for the UK to remain in the EU is somehow unpatriotic. I reject that entirely. I, as Britain's Minister for the Commonwealth, believe that the patriotic thing to do is what is in our country's long term interests. And I believe these interests are best served by re-committing to the Commonwealth and to a reformed EU.
As Secretary-General I'm determined the Commonwealth takes a lead. Not just for our small island states who are literally disappearing before our eyes but for the world as a whole. We've had the agreements. It's time now for action.
Nor is it a coincidence that countries that don't criminalise and uphold human rights are more economically viable. With inclusive democracies comes inclusive wealth. Business invests in inclusivity. Tormenting LGBT people is bad for business, bad for wealth creation and bad for health. It undermines the human rights project. Human rights apply to everyone. No one, not even LGBT people, are left behind.