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Commonwealth pays tribute to Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh Prince Phillip at Marlborough House reception

9 April 2021

It was announced today by Buckingham Palace that Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, died this morning at Windsor Castle.

New resource to help Commonwealth countries avoid foreign investment pitfalls Person speaking on virtual call about foreign investment

6 April 2021

An important resource to help countries maximise the sustainable development benefits from foreign investment contracts and avoid large losses has been published by the Commonwealth Secretariat.

Event: Join the Commonwealth Voices on Cyber virtual roundtable series Computer on desk displaying code

20 April 2021 to 22 April 2021

The Commonwealth Secretariat is hosting a series of discussions on cyber and tech issues of common interest to Commonwealth member countries.

Investment in technology, however useful, is not the solution to sport recovery, say debaters sport debate

1 April 2021

The fifth Commonwealth debate on sport ended in a draw as the teams argued that technology, however useful, is not the solution in itself to rebuilding the sport sector after the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Commonwealth Secretary-General congratulates Bangladesh on Golden Jubilee anniversary Commonwealth Secretary-General Patricia Scotland

26 March 2021

It is my privilege to convey the congratulations of the wider Commonwealth family to the people of Bangladesh as we join in celebrating fifty years since independence.

Secretary-General visits school for children with learning difficulties in Kenya Commonwealth Secretary-General accepting flowers from children in Kenya

26 March 2021

Patricia Scotland was welcomed with flowers at the Orione Community Training Centre on 25 March, a not-for-profit organization, and school for children with mental and intellectual disabilities in Nairobi.

58th Meeting of the Commonwealth Ministerial Action Group Commonwealth Secretariat Logo

24 March 2021

The 58th meeting of the Commonwealth Ministerial Action Group (CMAG) was held virtually on 24 March 2021. The CMAG met virtually due to COVID-19 restrictions. Following the meeting, the group released their concluding statement.

Commonwealth to bolster action on sustainable land use management on the road to COP26 day of forests

19 March 2021

Commonwealth Secretary-General Patricia Scotland has urged member countries to integrate sustainable land use management into their national climate action plans, with a focus on nature-based solutions, on the road to the UN Climate Change Conference COP26 this November.

In Conversation: Secretary-General Patricia Scotland QC and Kate Gilmore share their journeys as women leaders In Conversation: Secretary-General Patricia Scotland QC and Kate Gilmore share their journeys as women in leadership

15 March 2021

As part of a series of virtual events to celebrate International Women’s Day and Commonwealth Day last week, The Rt Hon Patricia Scotland QC, Secretary-General of the Commonwealth, was joined in conversation by Kate Gilmore, Fellow at the Carr Center for Human Rights Policy of Harvard University.

Event: Virtual Commonwealth Learning Week Secretary-General of Commonwealth, Patricia Scotland speaking at the event in 2019

27 April 2021 to 29 April 2021

As the world continues to grapple with the far-reaching impacts of COVID-19, the Commonwealth Secretariat is adapting rapidly to new pressures, while maintaining efforts towards the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.