Foreign Affairs Ministers from across the Commonwealth met yesterday for the 21st annual Commonwealth Foreign Affairs Ministers Meeting (CFAMM). The meeting was held virtually for the second year in a row due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Commonwealth Ministerial Committee on Belize met virtually on Tuesday 14 September 2021.
The Commonwealth Ministerial Group on Guyana was convened virtually on 14 September 2021 by the Commonwealth Secretary-General, The Rt Hon Patricia Scotland QC.
Commonwealth observers have been deployed to polling stations across The Bahamas as the 2021 general election got underway.
The Commonwealth Secretariat Countering Violent Extremism (CVE) Unit is delivering a series of online events entitled: Regional Workshops on Preventing Terrorist Use of the Internet: The Role for Commonwealth Governments in Africa.
IPS spoke to Commonwealth Secretary-General the Rt Hon Patricia Scotland QC about the Association’s climate initiatives, the unique challenges faced by small states, its focus on gender mainstreaming and access to financing for critical adaptation and mitigation projects.
The Commonwealth Secretariat is hosting a UN World Data Forum local meet-up on October 5, 2021, entitled Making it Count, the Value of Commonwealth Data, to discuss the importance of data for sustainable development.
During a visit to The Bahamas this week, the Commonwealth Secretary-General Patricia Scotland called for urgent action to ensure improved climate resilience of small states and promised to amplify the concerns of small and other vulnerable states at the upcoming United Nations Climate Change Conference COP26 in Glasgow this November.
Former Prime Minister of Jamaica HE Bruce Golding is heading up a team from the Commonwealth tasked with observing the Bahamian 2021 General Elections scheduled for 16 September 2021.
Speaking on the conviction and sentencing of former Commonwealth Secretariat member of staff Joshua Brien in the UK today, the Commonwealth Secretary-General, Patricia Scotland said: