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58th Meeting of the Commonwealth Ministerial Action Group Commonwealth Secretariat Logo

24 March 2021

The 58th meeting of the Commonwealth Ministerial Action Group (CMAG) was held virtually on 24 March 2021. The CMAG met virtually due to COVID-19 restrictions. Following the meeting, the group released their concluding statement.

Commonwealth to bolster action on sustainable land use management on the road to COP26 day of forests

19 March 2021

Commonwealth Secretary-General Patricia Scotland has urged member countries to integrate sustainable land use management into their national climate action plans, with a focus on nature-based solutions, on the road to the UN Climate Change Conference COP26 this November.

In Conversation: Secretary-General Patricia Scotland QC and Kate Gilmore share their journeys as women leaders In Conversation: Secretary-General Patricia Scotland QC and Kate Gilmore share their journeys as women in leadership

15 March 2021

As part of a series of virtual events to celebrate International Women’s Day and Commonwealth Day last week, The Rt Hon Patricia Scotland QC, Secretary-General of the Commonwealth, was joined in conversation by Kate Gilmore, Fellow at the Carr Center for Human Rights Policy of Harvard University.

Event: Virtual Commonwealth Learning Week Secretary-General of Commonwealth, Patricia Scotland speaking at the event in 2019

27 April 2021 to 29 April 2021

As the world continues to grapple with the far-reaching impacts of COVID-19, the Commonwealth Secretariat is adapting rapidly to new pressures, while maintaining efforts towards the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

Secretary-General “impressed” with Rwanda CHOGM progress Secretary-General of Commonwealth, Patricia Scotland in Rwanda

12 March 2021

The Commonwealth Secretary-General Patricia Scotland has congratulated the Rwandan government on progress in its preparations for the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM), due to be held in the capital Kigali later this year.

Australia's £900,000 funding boost for Commonwealth elections project Commonwealth Elections Observer talking to a group of people in Pakistan

11 March 2021

An initiative to support Commonwealth countries to hold credible and inclusive elections has received an additional £900,000 from the Australian government.

Young leaders from Bangladesh, Grenada, Samoa, Sierra Leone and UK win 2021 Commonwealth Youth Awards Finalists of the 2021 Commonwealth Youth Awards

10 March 2021

Five young people have been named regional winners for the Commonwealth Youth Awards for their exceptional work on promoting clean energy, good health, food security and quality education. The awards recognise the contributions of young people whose projects are transforming lives in their communities and helping achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Event: Joint Webinar - Tackling the digital infrastructure divide in the Commonwealth Computer server room

25 March 2021

This virtual event, co-organised by the Commonwealth Secretariat and the Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU), will focus on the soft infrastructure needs of Commonwealth member countries in relation to training and capacity building around digital infrastructure.

Event: Launch of new Commonwealth resource to support negotiating investment contracts Wind turbine in field

9 March 2021

The Commonwealth Secretariat is holding a webinar to launch a new publication: Environmental, Social and Economic Development Provisions in Investment Contracts: A Resource for Government Lawyers in the Commonwealth.

Secretary-General Receives Kenyan Gender Equality Award Secretary-General of the Commonwealth receiving an award in Kenya

8 March 2021

Commonwealth Secretary-General Patricia Scotland has today been recognised with an award for her work on gender equality and the empowerment of women in Kenya and the Commonwealth.

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