Latest content: Small states

Today, the Commonwealth Secretariat and Cambridge University’s Centre for Resilience and Sustainable Development (CRSD) are hosting a collaborative workshop for climate finance experts to examine new tools designed to improve climate finance attractiveness for Commonwealth Small Island Developing States (SIDS).
Read news - Commonwealth partnership develops new tools to improve climate finance attractiveness for vulnerable countries
The Commonwealth Secretary-General has welcomed the recently-launched Resilience and Sustainable Facility (RSF) - the International Monetary Fund’s (IMF) financing facility aimed at helping low-income and vulnerable middle-income countries build resilience to economic shocks – but said that more work must be done to improve eligibility, requirements, and conditions in accessing this facility for small and vulnerable states.
Read news - In Washington, the Commonwealth Secretary-General calls for more action to help small and vulnerable states
19 April 2022 to 19 April 2022
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This Commonwealth Side Event at the 2022 Spring Meetings of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the World Bank Group will aim to understand how organised crime is affecting the economies of Caribbean Commonwealth countries and how they can build capacity resilience going forward.
Last week, 460 young people from across the Commonwealth participated in the Cambridge Country Consultation workshop that aims to transform the capacity of governments in Commonwealth Small Island Developing States (SIDS), to attract sustainable finance for youth initiatives, protect biodiversity and to contribute to resilient economies.
Read news - Commonwealth engages with over 400 youth in Cambridge Country Consultation workshop
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From December 1-3, 2021, the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) is providing a virtual space 'The IISD’s Trade + Sustainability Hub' for civil society, government, business, and international organizations to discuss trade and sustainable development.