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New Caribbean centre for oceanography, blue economy welcomed Bay in Antigua and Barbuda

19 January 2021

The Commonwealth Secretary-General has welcomed plans to establish a new Centre of Excellence in Oceanography and the Blue Economy at the University of West Indies Five Islands Campus in Antigua and Barbuda.

Statement by the Commonwealth Secretary-General on Guyana-Venezuela controversy Commonwealth logo

14 January 2021

The Commonwealth Secretary-General is deeply concerned by the promulgation of a decree by Venezuela that it has sovereignty over the area adjacent to Guyana’s Essequibo coast, and other recent statements by that country regarding its border controversy with Guyana.

Statement by the Commonwealth Secretary-General ahead of the 2021 General Elections in Uganda commonwealth logo

13 January 2021

Ahead of the 2021 General Elections in Uganda on 14 January, the Commonwealth Secretary-General, the Rt Hon Patricia Scotland QC, has called on all Ugandans, in particular political leaders, to uphold Uganda and the Commonwealth’s shared values of peace, tolerance and inclusivity.

Nominations open for young people to join Commonwealth Youth Council Commonwealth Youth Council at CHOGM 2018

11 January 2021

Nominations are open for young leaders to apply to stand for positions on the Commonwealth Youth Council, the body which represents the Commonwealth’s 1.4 billion young people.

Advance Online Training Programme in Government Performance Management (Africa Edition) Governments

25 January 2021 to 29 January 2021

The Advanced Training Programme in Government Performance Management covers all key aspects of performance management and is inspired by our understanding of the important social and economic developmental gains to be made by improving government effectiveness. Enhanced delivery of public services and effective implementation of public policies, programmes and projects affects the welfare of all citizens.

Event: Data & AI Strategies for Digital Transformation in Government Data and AI workshop flyer

28 January 2021

A workshop on data and AI strategies for digital transformation in government is being hosted by the Commonwealth Secretariat.

Maldives to co-champion action on coastal fisheries for Commonwealth Maldives coastal fish

4 January 2021

Maldives has stepped forward to co-champion the Commonwealth Blue Charter Action Group on sustainable coastal fisheries alongside the current champion country, Kiribati.

Commonwealth countries end the year with ‘uplifting’ and ‘powerful’ musical collaboration Virtual performance

22 December 2020

Secretary-General Patricia Scotland has described a never-before-attempted musical feat as “uplifting and a powerful testament to the Commonwealth’s resilience”.

Commonwealth event helps to strengthen Caribbean anti-torture commitments Gavel

17 December 2020

Commonwealth human rights experts held an anti-torture workshop for senior government officials from the Caribbean.

Emerging oil and gas producers urged to adapt to new realities New Producers Group meeting

15 December 2020

New petroleum-producing countries are facing key challenges linked to the COVID-19 pandemic, including a crash in oil markets, a significant decline in investments, along with long-term impacts of the global transition towards a lower carbon economy.