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Virtual Event: Commonwealth Action Series – Taking charge of our future Youth discussion

28 July 2020 to 2 December 2020

The Commonwealth Secretariat is hosting a new webinar series from July to December to help young people have a louder voice in policy decisions affecting them.

Event: Blue Charter Webinar Series Blue Charter webinar

29 July 2020 to 30 December 2020

This series of webinars will promote collaboration through the sharing of experiences, best practices and solutions on ocean issues. They also offer the opportunity to reflect on how to move forward with ocean management in a post-COVID-19 world.

Commonwealth Connectivity Agenda Cluster Week 3 Commonwealth Connectivity Agenda Cluster Week graphic

23 November 2020 to 8 December 2020

Commonwealth Leaders adopted the Commonwealth Connectivity Agenda (CCA) at the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) in April 2018, with a view to boost trade and investment links across the Commonwealth and raise intra-Commonwealth trade to US$2 trillion by 2030.

16 Days of Actions: For the women in my life Secretary-General Patricia Scotland action against violence against women

25 November 2020 to 10 December 2020

The Commonwealth and the NO MORE Foundation are launching a ‘16 Days of Actions’ blog series on 25 November to help end violence against women and girls.

Event: New Producers Annual Meeting 2020 New Producers Group event

1 December 2020 to 3 December 2020

The Annual Meeting of the New Producers Group will be held virtually from 1-3rd December 2020.  

Event: Impact of COVID-19 on women’s political, electoral and governance participation in Africa and the Caribbean elections in Dominica

1 December 2020

This webinar series is part of the Commonwealth Secretariat effort at fostering virtual dialogues on the gendered and shadow impact of COVID-19 on women, through its Inclusive Dialogue and Women’s Political Participation Project.

Commonwealth Action Series on protecting planet amid stalled climate change momentum Maldives

2 December 2020

Youth activists as young as nine will join a momentous session on protecting the planet at a time when global climate talks are put on ice.

Event: Covid-19 and Girls’ Access to Education Students in class, Malaysia

10 December 2020

The Commonwealth Secretariat is hosting a webinar on Covid-19 and girls’ access to education.

Event: 2021 Commonwealth Youth Forum in Rwanda Commonwealth Youth Forum logo

21 June 2021 to 25 June 2021

As a result of the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, it is necessary to postpone the 26th Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) scheduled to take place in Kigali, Rwanda on 22 – 27 June 2020. The 26th CHOGM and associated events will be held in Kigali. The new date agreed with member countries will be the week of 21 June 2021.

Event: 2021 Commonwealth People’s Forum in Rwanda Commonwealth People's Forum Logo

21 June 2021 to 25 June 2021

As a result of the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, it is necessary to postpone the 26th Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) scheduled to take place in Kigali, Rwanda on 22 – 27 June 2020. The 26th CHOGM and associated events will be held in Kigali. The new date agreed with member countries will be the week of 21 June 2021.

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Previous Events

Event: Data Skills to Inform Policy and Decision-Making workshop Webinar graphic

30 November 2020

Researchers, data scientists and statisticians from the Commonwealth are invited to a workshop for learning about using data for informing policy. Data Skills to Inform Policy and Decision-Making.

Event: Impact of COVID-19 on older women and vulnerable groups Asian women in a field

26 November 2020

The role older women play in supporting families and building communities cannot be over-emphasised.

16 Days of Actions: For the women in my life Secretary-General Patricia Scotland action against violence against women

25 November 2020 to 10 December 2020

The Commonwealth and the NO MORE Foundation are launching a ‘16 Days of Actions’ blog series on 25 November to help end violence against women and girls.

Commonwealth Connectivity Agenda Cluster Week 3 Commonwealth Connectivity Agenda Cluster Week graphic

23 November 2020 to 8 December 2020

Commonwealth Leaders adopted the Commonwealth Connectivity Agenda (CCA) at the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) in April 2018, with a view to boost trade and investment links across the Commonwealth and raise intra-Commonwealth trade to US$2 trillion by 2030.

Join Commonwealth during London Global Cancer Week London Global Cancer Week logo

15 November 2020 to 20 November 2020

From 15 to 20 November, the Secretariat is joining forces with the Commonwealth Foundation and London Global Cancer Week to focus on strategies to prevent and treat the rising cases of this deadly disease.

Event for young peace ambassadors: The Power of Youth to Build Peace in the Commonwealth Flyer for event

10 November 2020

The Commonwealth Secretariat Countering Violent Extremism (CVE) Unit in partnership with the Commonwealth Youth Peace Ambassadors Network (CYPAN), is pleased to announce an upcoming event, entitled The Power of Youth to Build Peace in the Commonwealth.

COVID-19 and Commodities: Assessing the impact on exports from Commonwealth countries  TEA PLANTATIONS IN MURANGA_ KENYA

5 November 2020

Commodity exports constitute a large share of world merchandise trade for many developing and developed countries. In 2019, of the US$18.9 trillion merchandise trade, around one third comprised commodities – 25 per cent and 30 per cent for developed and developing countries, respectively.

Event: Commonwealth Action Series: Episode five on youth leadership in decision-making Youth Action series episode 5

4 November 2020

Young people will host the fifth episode of the Commonwealth Action Series to discuss ways to challenge the status quo and secure a voice in decision-making.

Event: Commonwealth Diplomats Induction Programme Panel at the Diplomats induction

3 November 2020 to 5 November 2020

The annual Commonwealth Diplomats Induction Programme (CDIP) is a master class in the Commonwealth, organised for senior diplomats from member countries.

Get involved with Youth Work Week in November youth week commonwealth

2 November 2020 to 6 November 2020

Youth workers today face tough and ever-increasing demands, supporting a population burdened with the multiplying and intensifying challenges of unemployment, pandemic, conflict and climate change.