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Close to 600 officials trained across the Commonwealth in better government performance management

16 June 2021

In one of the largest training programmes of its kind, close to 600 senior Government officials and decision-makers from across the Commonwealth completed the Advanced Online Training in Government Performance Management course. 

Event: Regional Conference for Anti-Corruption Agencies in Africa Gavel justice

21 June 2021 to 24 June 2021

The Commonwealth Secretariat is hosting its 11th Regional Conference for Anti-Corruption Agencies in Africa, from 21-24 June 2021.

It is possible to leverage ocean wealth, while protecting ocean health Waves hitting rocks

15 June 2021

The COVID-19 pandemic offers a unique opportunity to reorient priorities and reset our relationship with the ocean. Emerging from the pandemic, a global ‘blue recovery’ should focus rebuilding equitable, resilient, and sustainable blue economies, protecting ocean health as we leverage ocean wealth.

Ghana workshop raises benchmark for preventing and countering violent extremism virtual Faith in the Commonwealth workshop

14 June 2021

The Commonwealth's work to prevent and counter violent extremism in Africa has been bolstered by a pioneering online initiative.

Event: Commonwealth Tourism Seminar Event image graphic

30 June 2021

With the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, the tourism sector in many Commonwealth small states has been disproportionately affected. With this in mind, the Commonwealth Secretariat will be hosting a Ministerial Seminar to discuss the paper on COVID-19 and Tourism: Mapping a Way Forward for Commonwealth Small States.

Barbados steps forward as Commonwealth co-champion for marine protected areas World Ocean Day webinar speakers

10 June 2021

Barbados has announced it is joining Seychelles to co-champion Commonwealth action on marine protected areas, a vital area in promoting ocean conservation and the sustainable blue economy.

The World Needs the G7 to Invest In All Our Futures Commonwealth Secretary-General Patricia Scotland and Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director-General, World Health Organization

10 June 2021

As we look around the globe at the impact of the pandemic, one thing is clear: we are all in the same storm, even if we aren’t all in the same boat. While more affluent nations are now rolling out second vaccine doses, health workers across the world, from the Pacific to Africa, and the Caribbean and Latin America to Asia, are still awaiting their first doses, have inadequate testing capacity, are juggling erratic oxygen supplies and are still forced to customise out-of-date PPE.

Access to justice for victims of climate change and international environmental crimes

23 June 2021

Which international mechanisms can individuals, communities and affected countries use to obtain redress for harm caused by those most responsible for the devastating consequences of climate change, the illegal and illicit exploitation of natural resources, and the trade and use of harmful substances?

Event: Virtual Workshop on Women's Parliamentary and Transformational Leadership Event card graphic

21 June 2021 to 22 June 2021

This two-day interactive workshop is part of the Commonwealth Secretariat's efforts to foster virtual dialogue through its Inclusive Dialogue and Women's Political Participation webinar series.

Commonwealth countries call for a “blue reset” in pandemic’s wake Speakers at the Commonwealth's World Ocean Day event

8 June 2021

Commonwealth member countries are supporting a call to “reset and rebuild” equitable, resilient ocean economies in the wake of the devastating impacts caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.