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Statement by Commonwealth Secretary-General on International Day against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia Secretary-General of Commonwealth, Patricia Scotland speaking

17 May 2021

As the COVID pandemic continues to cause immeasurable harm to people the world over it has also exposed the vulnerabilities of those already at the fringes of society and exacerbated the marginalisation, stigma, persecution and violence experienced by members of the LGBTI community.

Commonwealth countries target inclusive shift to clean energy Solar farm in Tonga

14 May 2021

The Second Commonwealth Sustainable Energy Forum concluded today with strong recommendations for member countries to work together to fast-track an inclusive, just and equitable transition to low-carbon energy systems across the Commonwealth.

New taskforce to help steer Commonwealth towards cervical cancer elimination Scientist in a lab

14 May 2021

The Commonwealth Secretariat and the Union for International Cancer Control have launched a new taskforce to step up efforts towards preventing and treating cervical cancer.

Event: Building effective anti-torture regulatory frameworks for fair systems of justice Woman crying

18 May 2021 to 20 May 2021

The Commonwealth Secretariat is partnering with the Government of Fiji and the Convention Against Torture Initiative (CTI) to host an online three-day workshop to help strengthen anti-torture commitments in Pacific States.

Event: Fighting corruption through the Commonwealth Anti-Corruption Benchmarks Globe with justice scales with coins around it

2 June 2021

The Commonwealth Secretariat, in partnership with the Global Infrastructure Anti-Corruption Centre (GIACC) and the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), has published a landmark set of measures to support efforts to fight corruption: the Commonwealth Anti-Corruption Benchmarks.

Commonwealth women’s affairs ministers back strong actions on gender equality CWMAG

11 May 2021

The inaugural meeting of the Commonwealth Women’s Ministers Action Group opened yesterday with calls for strong gender equality measures.

Event: Commonwealth Health Ministers Meeting 2021

20 May 2021 to 21 May 2021

Commonwealth health ministers will meet on 20 and 21 May 2021 for their annual summit.

Discussion on how to build women and girls’ digital skills at Commonwealth and Google event woman in server room

10 May 2021

Women and girls have been discussing how to acquire cutting-edge ICT skills during an online seminar backed by the Commonwealth Secretariat and Google.

CHOGM 2021 to be postponed due to COVID-19 pandemic Commonwealth Secretariat Logo

7 May 2021

His Excellency Paul Kagame, President of Rwanda, and Commonwealth Secretary-General, The Rt. Hon. Patricia Scotland QC, are today announcing the postponement of CHOGM 2021 as a result of the continuing impact of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Joint webinar on the New Post-Brexit Procedural Rules for African, Caribbean, and Pacific exports into the UK Ship at dock

18 May 2021

The Trade Competitiveness Section of the Commonwealth Secretariat and the Secretariat of the Organisation of the African, Caribbean and Pacific States (OACPS) are organising a joint webinar on the topic ‘New Post-Brexit Procedural Rules for African, Caribbean, and Pacific Exports into the UK’.