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Blog: Why disaster readiness is critical for Africa – and what the Commonwealth is doing about it Displaced people in aftermath of Cyclone Idai

12 August 2019

Five months ago, Cyclone Idai ripped through the Southern African region, causing a massive humanitarian disaster that affected three million people. More than a thousand perished, while 200,000 lost their homes, many of whom are still to this day living in refugee camps.

Blog: We are supporting Governments in tackling the devastating impacts of climate change  Commonwealth Secretary-General surveys hurricane damage in Dominica

8 August 2019

By taking coordinated collective action, the nations of the Commonwealth can accelerate the mobilisation of international efforts that are the only hope if we are to prevent further detrimental human impact on the delicate natural balance of our planet.

Blog: Four ways Jamaica is boosting private sector engagement in climate action Man walking down flooded street

3 July 2019

A blog on climate change by Katie Blackman, a National Climate Finance Adviser deployed in Jamaica with the Commonwealth Climate Finance Access Hub.

Blog: SDG Implementation: Has best become the enemy of better? The 17 sustainable development goals as colourful icons

21 June 2019

Born out of the Commonwealth’s recognition of an SDG implementation deficit, the Commonwealth in collaboration with the Government of Malta and the Small States Centre of Excellence, will host the Commonwealth’s inaugural “Award for Excellence in SDG Implementation” on 26-27 June in Malta. 

Blog: Youth shine at Commonwealth Health Ministers Meeting A group of nine people standing and smiling at the camera

20 June 2019

Today, citizens under 30 years old comprise 60 per cent of the Commonwealth’s population - a proportion that is ten per cent higher than the global average. These young people face significant health challenges and are disproportionately affected by rapidly growing rates of non-communicable diseases, neglected tropical diseases and the burden of out-of-pocket payments.

Blog: Commonwealth Blue Charter - A beacon of hope for the future of ocean governance Ocean waves breaking onto rocks

8 June 2019

To mark World Oceans Day, Head of Oceans and Natural Resources Nicholas Hardman-Mountford shares how the Blue Charter can help spur lasting global change towards sustainable ocean governance.

Blog: The Power of Convening – Lessons from the Fifth Global Biennial Conference on Small States Three women sitting at a table at a Small States conference

9 April 2019

A blog by Heather Cover-Kus, Technical Research Officer - Economic Policy and Small States, at the Commonwealth Secretariat

Exploring challenges to democracy in the digital age Light blue security lock on a dark blue console background

19 December 2018

A blog by Elena Tsalanidis, Programme Assistant, Cyber Capability at the Commonwealth

Gender and Climate Change – where are we and what next? Woman carrying a spear and sack with a boy, both standing in shallow water

5 December 2018

Climate change affects women more profoundly than men. Often, women bear the brunt of extreme weather events because they lack economic, political and legal power, especially in developing countries.

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