Commonwealth nations

India joins UK, Aus to help poor nations combat climate change

A number of countries including Canada, Britain and Australia have pledged nearly USD 2.5 billion to help the poor countries fight global warming.

Nov 29, 2015, 12:03 PM IST

CHOGM leaders must press Lanka on human rights: HRW

Leaders of Commonwealth countries attending the CHOGM summit must press host nation Sri Lanka on its human rights record and demand accountability, a prominent rights group has said.

Nov 14, 2013, 12:01 PM IST

British royal succession rules to change

British PM said Commonwealth countries have agreed to remove gender discrimination in the order of succession to the throne.

Oct 28, 2011, 16:17 PM IST

Commonwealth seeks to avoid slide into irrelevance

Sri Lanka, at war with Tamil Tiger rebels for a quarter of a century, rejects outside interference in its human rights affairs.

Oct 27, 2011, 10:23 AM IST

Commonwealth can lead again: Queen Elizabeth II

The Commonwealth has an opportunity to lead once more, this time in the fight against climate change, Britain`s Queen Elizabeth II said as she opened the summit of the 53-nation group.

Nov 28, 2009, 11:46 AM IST

Commonwealth should "shame" undemocratic members: Report

The Commonwealth must do more to promote democracy and get tough on autocratic regimes, even if that means publicly "shaming" some of its members, said a report to be presented to its political leaders on Monday.

Nov 23, 2009, 09:51 AM IST