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Secretary-General looks to The Gambia as beacon of democratic progress as new President takes oath of office Adama Barrow at the president’s inauguration

19 January 2022

Commonwealth Secretary-General Patricia Scotland congratulated Adama Barrow and the people of The Gambia as she attended the president’s inauguration ceremony in Bakau.

Commonwealth ready to assist Tonga following dual disasters Photo of Tonga after the Volcano

19 January 2022

The Commonwealth Secretary-General has expressed her sincere condolences for the lives lost in the double disaster that has engulfed the Pacific Island kingdom of Tonga, while reaffirming the Commonwealth’s willingness to offer maximum assistance.

Experts meet in Ghana on addressing cybercrime in Sub-Saharan Africa  Experts at the four-day conference on addressing cybercrime

17 January 2022

The growing problem of cybercrime requires countries to build effective laws, policies, and international cooperation frameworks, said Dr Tawanda Hondora, Head of the Rule of Law at the Commonwealth Secretariat.

Blog: A Call to Action on Living Lands

17 January 2022

Op-Ed by The Rt Hon Patricia Scotland, Commonwealth Secretary-General

Commonwealth Day 2022

14 March 2022

Commonwealth Day is an annual celebration observed by people all over the Commonwealth in Africa, Asia, the Caribbean and Americas, the Pacific and Europe. Commonwealth Day 2022 will be celebrated on Monday 14 March 2022, with a service held at Westminster Abbey and a schedule of virtual events. Follow the latest news on social media using #CommonwealthDay and find out more on our Commonwealth Day hub.

Secretary-General visits Guyana Secretary-General and the President of Guyana

14 January 2022

Earlier this week the Secretary-General Patricia Scotland visited Guyana.

How three young climate leaders are fighting plastic waste in Nigeria

13 January 2022

Located on the Gulf of Guinea in the Atlantic Ocean, Nigeria possesses a tropical rainforest climate as well as one of the largest mangrove ecosystems in Africa. It is also the most populated African country, with around 206 million people.

Climate action incomplete without women’s contribution Women farmers in Kenya

13 January 2022

Judy Wangari is one of an estimated 800,000 smallholder potato farmers who, according to the National Potato Council of Kenya, contribute at least 83 percent of the total potato production.

Event: Regional Conference Addressing Cybercrime in Sub-Saharan Africa Regional Conference Addressing Cybercrime in Sub-Saharan Africa

17 January 2022 to 20 January 2022

The Commonwealth Secretariat’s Cyber Capability Programme is convening regional experts on cybercrime, including investigators, prosecutors, and senior judiciary, as well as Attorneys General and authorities engaged in combating cybercrime in Ghana from 17-20 January 2021.

Blog: Why Namibia’s new degree for Youth Workers is a pathway to empowerment Bachelor of Arts in Youth and Community Development Graduates

11 January 2022

As the OMICRON variant threatens a wave of global havoc, the 1.8 billion young people worldwide remain vulnerable to the persisting impact of Covid-19, and support from Youth Workers is needed now more than ever. Namibia’s first-ever higher education course for Youth Workers is designed to address the challenges youth workers face today by improving their skills, promoting the professionalisation of their work, and creating new career opportunities.