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New petroleum producers strive to forge a new development path oil rig with cargo ship at sea

27 July 2021

Emerging petroleum-producing countries in the Commonwealth, and beyond, are striving to break the historical mould of fossil fuel-driven growth and forge a new path towards economic resilience.  

Commonwealth group begins observation of elections in Saint Lucia Saint Lucia landscape

24 July 2021

A Commonwealth Observer Group (COG) has arrived in Castries, Saint Lucia for the general elections scheduled for this Monday, 26 July 2021.

Commonwealth welcomes clarity to the political situation in Samoa Commonwealth Secretariat Logo

23 July 2021

The Commonwealth Secretary-General, The Rt Hon Patricia Scotland, QC, has welcomed a Court of Appeal ruling on 23 July 2021, which has brought clarity to the political situation in Samoa.

Commonwealth to observe Saint Lucia’s General Elections Landscape of St Lucia

21 July 2021

The Commonwealth will be sending a group to observe the upcoming General Elections in Saint Lucia, scheduled for 26 July.

Event: Rule of Law Virtual Conversations - Latimer House Principles picture of a gavel

27 July 2021

The webinar will focus on the role that the Commonwealth (Latimer House) Principles on the Three Branches of Government can play in the recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic.

Opinion: Empowering young people for our new normal Secretary-General of Commonwealth, Patricia Scotland with Youth

20 July 2021

I cannot pretend to know or fully understand how it feels to be a young person in 2021.

Event: Revitalising Commonwealth Trade Post-COVID: Leveraging Maritime Trade and Shipping cargo ship sailing

29 July 2021

As part of the COVID-19 Policy Briefing Series, this webinar will explore maritime trade landscape in the Commonwealth and demonstrate how maritime trade and shipping can help to revitalise Commonwealth trade post-COVID.

Winner of Nelson Mandela World Human Rights Moot Court Competition announced Nelson Mandela

19 July 2021

At a virtual ceremony today, the winner of the first ‘Christof Heyns Memorial Commonwealth Prize’ was announced during the 13th Nelson Mandela World Human Rights Moot Court Competition.

Event: Launch of the 2020 Global Youth Development Index Report Young people learning in a group at an event

10 August 2021

The Commonwealth Secretariat will unveil its flagship report on global youth development on 10 August 2021. This is the third edition of the Global Youth Development Index, which measures the state of health and wellbeing, education, employment, equality and inclusion, political participation, and security for more than 1.8 billion young people around the world.

Event: Mapping mangrove ecosystems using satellite technology Mangroves in Belize

26 July 2021

To mark the International Day for the Conservation of the Mangrove Ecosystem on 26 July, the Commonwealth Secretariat is hosting a virtual event to showcase how powerful satellite technology can support the conservation and sustainable management of mangroves in the Commonwealth.