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World Ocean Day 2021 - The Blue Reset: Building resilient and equitable ocean-based economies post-COVID fisherman casting his net

8 June 2021

This high-level Commonwealth virtual event celebrates World Ocean Day, highlighting how protecting the health of the ocean and coastal communities is critical to national and international economic recovery.

New funding database for ocean action Screen shot of the data base

20 May 2021

The Commonwealth Secretariat has launched an online database to help member countries be aware of and access more than US$170 million of international funding available for ocean-related projects.

Integrating women into development policy is vital for sustainable development and post-Covid recovery Secretary-General of Commonwealth, Patricia Scotland speaking to the panel

20 May 2021

At a newly-formed Global SIDS Leadership Group in Brussels this month, Commonwealth Secretary-General, Patricia Scotland urged the international and bilateral donor community to address the impact of climate change on women and young girls in Small Island Developing States.

Guyana elections 2020: Commonwealth Observers urge substantial reform to improve future polls COG member observing the election

20 May 2021

The Commonwealth Observer Group (COG) to the March 2020 General and Regional Elections in Guyana has concluded that, notwithstanding the many challenges surrounding the elections, the people of Guyana ultimately had the opportunity to exercise their franchise.

Meaningful progress shows blinding trachoma can be eliminated in the Commonwealth   Countess of Wessex and Secretary-General of the Commonwealth, Patricia Scotland on a webinar

19 May 2021

The number of people at risk of eye disease trachoma, which can lead to blindness, has almost halved since 2018, said the Commonwealth Secretary-General Rt Hon Patricia Scotland QC.

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.

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