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Blog: Why small states are leading on central bank digital currencies Connectivity image

2 March 2021

Central bank digital currencies (CBDCs) are gaining increased attention around the world.

Blog: Experts Support Pacific Countries to Access Climate Finance Screenshot of data from the CommonSensing Project

2 March 2021

Four new Commonwealth National Climate Finance Advisers get to work in the Pacific supporting climate resilience in Fiji, Tonga, Solomon Islands and Vanuatu.

Towards a ‘blue recovery’ in the Commonwealth Aerial view of mangrove islands and lagoon inside Turneffe Atoll in Belize

2 March 2021

We have one interconnected ocean that sustains life on this planet. Yet it is under threat from a myriad of human pressures, such as climate change, marine pollution, and overfishing, with no holistic approach to tackle these.

Commonwealth Day 2021 celebrations to be virtual and to focus on women’s leadership in Delivering a Common Future

1 March 2021

There will be dual celebrations this year on 8 March when both Commonwealth Day and International Women’s Day take place.

Digital Agriculture & Fisheries in the Commonwealth laptop used by a farmer, digital agriculture

2 March 2021

In this virtual event, speakers will discuss digital agriculture and digital fisheries, especially during the global health pandemic. The event builds on the outcomes of the 4th Supply-Side Connectivity Cluster meeting of the Commonwealth Connectivity Agenda held in November 2020 which called for a focus on smart agriculture for sustainable development.

New Commonwealth tool to help improve sport decisions during COVID-19 women playing hockey

25 February 2021

The Commonwealth Secretariat has launched a new policy tool to help member countries make informed sport decisions during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Commonwealth Secretariat shares learning on managing elections in Africa during the COVID-19 pandemic A Commonwealth Observer watching voting in an African country

25 February 2021

Commonwealth countries in Africa have been pooling knowledge gained from managing election processes during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Poor countries could face grave death toll from lack of access to Covid vaccines Secretary-General speaking virtually at Human Rights Council

23 February 2021

Poorer countries will most likely “bear the brunt of hundreds of thousands of needless deaths” from inequalities in access to Covid-19 vaccines.

Law Ministers call for international co-operation on COVID-19 vaccines Law ministers meeting

19 February 2021

Commonwealth Law Ministers have called for increased international co-operation to enable equal access to Covid-19 vaccinations.

Event: 8th Annual World Ocean Summit World Oceans Day Summit Graphic

1 March 2021 to 5 March 2021

In its eighth year, The Economist’s World Ocean Summit 2021 is going virtual for the first time and for this year only, the event is free-to-attend.