Commonwealth Local Government Forum
Jul
31
2014

Games help boost city growth

With the Commonwealth Games in full swing, over 6,500 athletes from 71 nations are competing in 17 sports from 23 July - 3 August in Glasgow.

Jul
01
2014

Practical solidarity and peace-building

CLGF has just concluded a highly successful annual Board meeting and associated events, in Abuja, hosted by our Nigerian Board member, Hon Alhaji Kabiru Tanimu Turaki, federal Minister of Special Duties and Intergovernmental Affairs.

Apr
28
2014

Local government in small states

2014 is both the Year of Developmental Local Government and the International Year of Small Island Developing States.

Mar
30
2014

Development and democracy

A hot issue of debate at recent Commonwealth meetings, including at the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) held in November last year, was about the relative importance the organisation and its member states should place on issues of development, as opposed to issues of democracy: supporting economic and social advancement and poverty alleviation vis a vis safeguarding fundamental political principles and practices such as the rule of law and human rights.

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