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Commonwealth Foreign Affairs Ministers meet to discuss COVID-19, vaccines and climate change commonwealth logo

17 September 2021

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.

Statement from Commonwealth Ministerial Committee on Belize commonwealth logo

17 September 2021

The Commonwealth Ministerial Committee on Belize met virtually on Tuesday 14 September 2021.

Statement from Commonwealth Ministerial Group on Guyana commonwealth logo

17 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 watch as ballots cast in Bahamas election Former Jamaican Prime Minister Bruce Golding observes at a polling station

16 September 2021

Commonwealth observers have been deployed to polling stations across The Bahamas as the 2021 general election got underway.

Event: Terrorism and the Internet in Africa Event graphic

27 September 2021 to 1 October 2021

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.

In a Watershed Year for Climate Change, the Commonwealth Secretary-General calls for Urgent, Decisive and Sustained Climate Action Commonwealth Secretary-General in The Bahamas after Hurricane Dorian

13 September 2021

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.

Event: Making it Count, the Value of Commonwealth Data UN World Data Forum

3 October 2021

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.

Commonwealth to champion climate-vulnerable small states at COP26 Commonwealth Secretary-General Patricia Scotland tours the Coral Vita coral restoration facility in Freeport, Grand Bahama

12 September 2021

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 Jamaican Prime Minister to lead Commonwealth Observer Group, as The Bahamas holds general election Commonwealth Observer Group members

11 September 2021

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.

Statement on the Joshua Brien fraud conviction Commonwealth Secretariat Logo

10 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: