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Friday 29 July 2022
image of Tonga flagbearer

Birmingham, United Kingdom
Tonga is represented by 28 athletes at the 22nd Commonwealth Games, opened by Prince Charles in Birmingham, United Kingdom, this morning, 29 July (local time).
 Flagbearer and captain of the Rugby 7's men's team Sione Tupou led out the delegation shining, as he keeps the shirtless flagbearer tradition alive.
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Friday 24 June 2022

Kigali, Rwanda
Tonga in affirming its support to the Commonwealth's Call to Action On Living Lands called for increased global funding and investment towards land and other nature-based actions, within the context of a post COVID-19 recovery.
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Thursday 2 June 2022

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
This year sees the 70th anniversary of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II’s accession to the throne and her Platinum Jubilee. We believe this is the first time this has happened in a Commonwealth country in recent history, and it is a very significant historical moment. But it is much more than that – it is a moment to celebrate Her Majesty’s lifetime of service and devotion to her realms and to the Commonwealth, to celebrate ‘both the institution of the Crown and the exceptional individual who wears it’, as British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said so well. In the UK this weekend there will be a four day celebration. It will begin on Thursday 2 June. I will plant a tree in my garden here in Tonga in the coming weeks, to mark the Platinum Jubilee as part of the Queen’s Green Canopy initiative. - Lucy Joyce, British High Commissioner to Tonga.
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Friday 18 March 2022

London, United Kingdom
Heads of Diplomatic Missions from all Commonwealth countries, including Tonga, joined Royal guests and representatives at Westminster Abbey to celebrate the Commonwealth Family earlier this week. This year was the first time Tonga had two flag-bearers, Laumanu Mafi, a Chevening Scholar who carried the flag of the Kingdom of Tonga, and John Kautoke, a Law graduate in London who carried the flag of the Independent State of Samoa.
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Sunday 8 March 2020

London, United Kingdom
A Commonwealth gathering has called for an end to gender inequality by 2030 so every girl can have the same opportunities as boys. Despite decades of activism and reforms, only six countries in the world give women and men equal rights to work in their law books – an increase from none about 10 years ago.
Monday 12 August 2019

London, United Kingdom
On the eve of the 50th Pacific Islands Forum Meeting taking place in Tuvalu this week, the Commonwealth Secretary-General Patricia Scotland recognises the existential threat which climate change poses to Pacific Islanders. She calls on governments across the globe to urgently meet the terms of the Paris climate change agreement, if we are to save our Pacific Islands, as the rising sea levels could literally engulf thousands of islands in the region by 2100.
Monday 5 August 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Penisimani Po’uliva’ati Lepa, President of All Saints Anglican Youth in Fasi, was awarded the Commonwealth Point of Light Award, last Friday, 2 August, for supporting the local community during natural disasters.
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Wednesday 5 June 2019

Commonwealth Secretary-General Patricia Scotland has outlined a framework to help member countries investigate and prosecute corruption offences, which cost the global economy around $2 trillion a year. She was speaking at the fifth annual regional meeting of the Caribbean heads of anti-corruption agencies, hosted in the Cayman Islands from 3-7 June.
Friday 26 October 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga understands deeply the impact of environmental changes because they directly affect these islands, said the Duke of Sussex, Prince Harry, during a visit to dedicate two Forest Reserves at Tupou College this afternoon. Tupou College singers were a hit with their variation of the Mosquito song harmony "Zing Zang Zung Zoon".
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Friday 15 June 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Joshua Sefesi has won the Queen’s Young Leader Award this year for his work in raising awareness among young people on sexual reproductive health and women’s rights in Tonga. He will receive the award personally from HM Queen Elizabeth II later this month.
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Monday 21 May 2018

London, UK
Newly-weds, His Royal Highness The Duke of Sussex and Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Sussex are planning to visit Commonwealth member countries, including Tonga, in October this year. According to British media reports, they plan to start their visit in Australia, followed by New Zealand, and then, possibly including Fiji and Tonga.
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Tuesday 20 June 2017
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Elizabeth Kite (26) will proudly receive the Queen’s Young Leaders Award from HM Queen Elizabeth II on 29 June in London, for her work leading to educational initiatives for young people and those living with disabilities in Tonga.
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Tuesday 28 March 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga Women’s Rugby today received a donation of 50 t-shirts with slogans to end violence against women and girls from Talitha Project, through funding from the United Nations Women.
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Friday 10 June 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
‘Aiona Prescott (21) will be a proud recipient of the Queen’s Young Leaders Award to be presented by HM Queen Elizabeth II on 23 June 2016, at Buckingham Palace, London, in recognising exceptional community leaders from 45 countries.
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Monday 1 February 2016
Gibraltar
The Bahamas will host the sixth Commonwealth Youth Games from 19-23 July 2017 in the nation’s capital city of Nassau.
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Friday 27 November 2015
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga’s Former Prime Minister Lord Sevele will lead a Commonwealth Observers Group to the Seychelles Presidential Election that will be held on December 3-5.
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Thursday 12 November 2015

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A two-days workshop on Emerging Global and Regional Trade Issues for the Commonwealth Pacific Region began at the Scenic Hotel, Pelehake, Tongatapu this morning 12 November.
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Sunday 27 September 2015

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga’s future is not on land but in its marine area on the continental shelf, and “we want to help Tonga tap into the Blue Economy,” said Deodat Maharaj, the Commonwealth Deputy Secretary-General, during his one-day stop over in Tonga on 15 September. By Pesi Fonua
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Friday 19 September 2014
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Duke of Cambridge, Prince William and his brother Prince Harry have a launched a search to find and reward “exceptional young people” from commonwealth countries including Tonga.
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Tuesday 2 September 2014
Apia, Samoa
Many Small Island Developing States SIDS are thought to have economic strength because they enjoy middle income status, and are therefore considered well-positioned to achieve their development goals. However, the reality is often the opposite. By Commonwealth Deputy Secretary-General Deodat Maharaj
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