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United Kingdom pledges cash for Commonwealth education, urges malaria fight

United Kingdom pledges cash for Commonwealth education, urges malaria fight

Evensong marking the 25th Meeting of the Commonwealth Heads of Government was held at Westminster Abbey on Sunday 15th April.

The main theme of the conference is "Towards a Common Future", FO said. Yet risks remain. Global growth is fragile. An analysis by the Commonwealth Trade Review has found that trading costs between Commonwealth countries are on average 19 per cent less than between non-member countries.

The Commonwealth Clean Oceans Alliance will work in partnership with businesses and NGOs, including the World Economic Forum, Sky, Fauna and Flora International, the Coca-Cola Company and WWF.

The biennial meeting of the heads of government from the Commonwealth nations is taking place in London and Windsor from 16th - 20th April.

"The Commonwealth has never been more important", said Baroness Patricia Scotland, Secretary General of the Commonwealth, as she launched the Commonwealth Innovation Hub that aims to share innovation across the Commonwealth, including via a Facebook-like portal where innovators can share ideas and opportunities directly with others from other members of the community.

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The UK, which is the Chair-in-Office of the Commonwealth for two years, also unveiled a range of new initiatives and networks to mark the launch of CHOGM.

The Commonwealth's current membership comprises 53 member states that reflect world diversity.

Chandrajit Banerjee, CII Director-General, said: "The key question is what will be the new-age "common" factor in the Commonwealth?"

Tripartite or bilateral cooperation for collaboration in third countries is also of significant interest, with new models of collaboration between India and the United Kingdom, focusing on joint projects and investments in African countries.


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