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Commonwealth observers urge ‘restraint’ as Zambia awaits election results Chair of the Commonwealth Observer Group for Zambia holding a press conference

14 August 2021

The Commonwealth Observer Group (COG) in Zambia has issued a preliminary report of their findings, calling for patience and restraint from stakeholders as they await final results.

Nominations open for the 2022 Commonwealth Youth Awards Youth Award Trophies

12 August 2021

The process is now open to make nominations for the 2022 Commonwealth Youth Awards, which offer successful candidates international recognition and cash prizes. The aim of the awards is to celebrate the outstanding contributions by young people delivering development and progress in Commonwealth countries and communities towards achieving the Sustainable Development Goals.

Event: Financing Recovery and Achieving Debt Sustainability in a Post Pandemic Period Screenshot from the Commonwealth Meridian Software

1 September 2021 to 2 September 2021

A two-day virtual panel discussion on Public Debt Management in the Wake of the Covid-19 Pandemic: Challenges and Opportunities for Commonwealth Countries.

Commonwealth Observers in position as Zambians head to the polls Commonwealth Observers talking to voters in Zambia

12 August 2021

Voters got up early in Zambia this morning and headed straight to the polls, which opened at 6am. Long but COVID-safe queues formed outside polling stations in Lusaka, with people standing a metre apart.

Statement by Commonwealth Secretary-General on the latest IPCC climate report

9 August 2021

Statement by The Rt Hon Patricia Scotland, Secretary-General of the Commonwealth on the latest Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report, released today

New Global Youth Development Index shows improvement in the state of young people Woman smiling at her phone with he title of the report on the left side

9 August 2021

The 2020 Global Youth Development Index reveals that the conditions of young people have improved around the world by 3.1 per cent between 2010 and 2018, but the progress remains slow.

Commonwealth Observer Group begins its work in run-up to Zambia elections Commonwealth Secretariat Logo

7 August 2021

The Commonwealth Observer Group (COG) has arrived in Lusaka, Zambia, in preparation for the August 12 general elections.

Statement by Commonwealth Secretary-General condemning the assault on the Prime Minister of St Vincent and the Grenadines Commonwealth Secretariat Logo

6 August 2021

I strongly condemn the violent assault which took place yesterday, 5 August 2021 on the duly elected Prime Minister of St Vincent and the Grenadines, Hon Ralph Gonsalves, during a protest in the capital Kingstown.

Zambia elections: Commonwealth observer group to be headed by former President of Tanzania Flag of Zambia

2 August 2021

Former President of Tanzania, HE Dr Jakaya Kikwete, will lead a group of eminent persons from across the Commonwealth to observe Zambia’s general elections scheduled for 12 August.

Opinion: We cannot sleepwalk into a learning crisis Secretary-General Patricia Scotland

2 August 2021

Covid-19 has been an earthquake along the already fraught fault lines of global education. The result has been a deep chasm into which the most vulnerable have fallen: 1.6 billion children were out of education at the height of school closures.

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