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Event: Join the Commonwealth Voices on Cyber virtual roundtable series Computer on desk displaying code

20 April 2021 to 22 April 2021

The Commonwealth Secretariat is hosting a series of discussions on cyber and tech issues of common interest to Commonwealth member countries.

Event: Virtual Commonwealth Learning Week Secretary-General of Commonwealth, Patricia Scotland speaking at the event in 2019

27 April 2021 to 29 April 2021

As the world continues to grapple with the far-reaching impacts of COVID-19, the Commonwealth Secretariat is adapting rapidly to new pressures, while maintaining efforts towards the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

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

20 June 2021 to 22 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 Women’s Forum in Rwanda Commonwealth Women's Forum Logo

21 June 2021 to 22 June 2021

The Commonwealth Women’s Forum will now take place from 22 to 23 June 2021 in Kigali, Rwanda.

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.

Previous Events

Event: Fifth annual Commonwealth Debate on Sport and Sustainable Development Athletes boxing

30 March 2021

Ahead of the 2021 International Day of Sport for Development and Peace, the Secretariat will host its annual Commonwealth Debate on Sport and Sustainable Development on 30 March.

Event: Joint Webinar - Tackling the digital infrastructure divide in the Commonwealth Computer server room

25 March 2021

This virtual event, co-organised by the Commonwealth Secretariat and the Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU), will focus on the soft infrastructure needs of Commonwealth member countries in relation to training and capacity building around digital infrastructure.

Event: 2021 Commonwealth Youth Awards ceremony Commonwealth Youth Awards Graphic

10 March 2021

The winners of the annual Commonwealth Youth Awards will be announced on 10 March. The ceremony will take place during Commonwealth Week and will be held virtually for the first time due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Twenty finalists from 18 countries are up for five regional awards. Of the five regional winners, one outstanding young person will become the Commonwealth Young Person of the Year 2021.

Event: International Women’s Day 2021 – women’s leadership in building back better after COVID-19 Group of people smiling in the Caribbean

8 March 2021

On International Women’s Day, the Commonwealth Secretariat will host a virtual event to put a spotlight on women’s leadership in responding to COVID-19 and charting an equitable recovery.

International Women’s Day 2021 – Sea the She: Recognising women’s contributions to ocean science women in science

5 March 2021

In the lead up to International Women’s Day, the Commonwealth Secretariat will be celebrating women’s contributions to ocean science. Secretary General Baroness Scotland will introduce this special web event highlighting inspiring stories of women from across the Commonwealth who are challenging gender norms through their work in ocean industries.