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Hack the Planet Competition 2021 finalists offer innovative climate and ocean solutions hack the planet

7 October 2021

After an unprecedented pan-Commonwealth search for innovative satellite-driven solutions to tackle the challenges of the climate emergency and ocean sustainability, the Satellite Applications Catapult and the Commonwealth Secretariat are delighted to announce the inaugural finalists of the Hack the Planet competition 2021.

Our most urgent priority must be greater access to vaccines, says Commonwealth Secretary-General at UNCTAD15 Commonwealth Secretary-General speaking on the panel at UNCTAD15 conference

7 October 2021

At UNCTAD15 in Barbados, Commonwealth Secretary-General spoke on a hybrid virtual and in-person roundtable on the theme of ‘Regional integration for a resilient, inclusive and sustainable future’.

Commonwealth Secretary-General invites 20 young Bajans to join youth climate action initiative

5 October 2021

Whilst in Barbados this week for the UN trade conference UNCTAD15, Secretary-General Scotland joined a ,rapid talk, event alongside Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley and Secretary-General of the United Nations, António Guterres, to listen and engage with 20 youth.

Commonwealth Secretary-General to attend UNCTAD15 Conference in Barbados to urge for rapid action against multiple global crises  Leaders on stage at the conference

4 October 2021

This week, Commonwealth Secretary-General, the Rt Hon Patricia Scotland QC, will push for bold and swift action in supporting small and vulnerable states to fight the global interlinked crises of climate change, the COVID-19 pandemic and their resulting economic fallout.

Hack the Planet Competition - Final Pitch Event

14 October 2021

Join us on 14th October at 12:00 BST for the final live event for Hack the Planet 2021.

15 Commonwealth innovators awarded for ground-breaking work on sustainability Screenshot of the innovation award winners

29 September 2021

Fifteen individuals and groups have been recognised for making a significant impact on communities, countries and regions of the Commonwealth, by creating innovative solutions to pressing development challenges.

Commonwealth empowers female entrepreneurs through training programme in Pakistan Course participants receive their training certificates

29 September 2021

More than 200 women have completed a Women Economic Entrepreneurship Training (WEET) programme, delivered in collaboration with the Commonwealth Secretariat, to empower them with the skills to establish their own businesses.

Young people urge leaders to protect the most vulnerable against climate change Speakers at the Commonwealth Youth Climate Network

29 September 2021

More than 2,000 young leaders and youth-led organisations from across the Commonwealth are  urging governments to respect the needs and contributions of the world’s most vulnerable groups, in the lead up to global climate talks in Glasgow in November.

Partnership with Arizona State University will help track climate impact on coral reefs Fish around a coral reef

28 September 2021

A new agreement between the Commonwealth Secretariat and the Arizona State University (ASU) will leverage cutting-edge coral-mapping technology to protect and restore coral reefs in the Commonwealth.

Event: Changing Dynamics of Maritime Trade in a Post COVID-19 World: Implications for South Asia Cargo ship sailing in the sea

30 September 2021

Joint webinar hosted by the Commonwealth Secretariat, the National University of Singapore and The Institute of South Asian Studies on the impact of COVID-19 on maritime trade and intensified security threats across Asia and the implications of these developments in South Asia, the world’s most populous region.