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Event: Mapping mangrove ecosystems using satellite technology Mangroves in Belize

26 July 2021

To mark the International Day for the Conservation of the Mangrove Ecosystem on 26 July, the Commonwealth Secretariat is hosting a virtual event to showcase how powerful satellite technology can support the conservation and sustainable management of mangroves in the Commonwealth.

Event: Rule of Law Virtual Conversations - Latimer House Principles picture of a gavel

27 July 2021

The webinar will focus on the role that the Commonwealth (Latimer House) Principles on the Three Branches of Government can play in the recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic.

Event: Revitalising Commonwealth Trade Post-COVID: Leveraging Maritime Trade and Shipping cargo ship sailing

29 July 2021

As part of the COVID-19 Policy Briefing Series, this webinar will explore maritime trade landscape in the Commonwealth and demonstrate how maritime trade and shipping can help to revitalise Commonwealth trade post-COVID.

Event: Launch of the 2021 Global Youth Development Index Report Young people learning in a group at an event

10 August 2021

The Commonwealth Secretariat will unveil its flagship report on global youth development on 10 August 2021. 

Previous Events

Event: Virtual Training on the Commonwealth Good Regulatory Principles and Practice

30 June 2021

Differences in regulatory systems, and the difficulty in complying with standards, have been identified by the private sector as the second and third greatest concern about doing business in other Commonwealth countries. In response to this concern, in the Commonwealth Good Regulatory Principles were drafted and presented at the 4th meeting of the Regulatory Connectivity Cluster:

Event: Commonwealth Tourism Seminar Event image graphic

30 June 2021

With the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, the tourism sector in many Commonwealth small states has been disproportionately affected. With this in mind, the Commonwealth Secretariat will be hosting a Ministerial Seminar to discuss the paper on COVID-19 and Tourism: Mapping a Way Forward for Commonwealth Small States.

Event: COVID-19 Policy Briefing Series: Natural Resources, Biodiversity and Climate Goals

29 June 2021

This webinar will discuss the findings of a recent study by the Commonwealth Secretariat and the Centre for International Sustainable Development Law. Using practical examples, the webinar will demonstrate how international economic law can help to ensure that countries can ‘build back greener’.

Access to justice for victims of climate change and international environmental crimes

23 June 2021

Which international mechanisms can individuals, communities and affected countries use to obtain redress for harm caused by those most responsible for the devastating consequences of climate change, the illegal and illicit exploitation of natural resources, and the trade and use of harmful substances?

Event: Debt-for-climate swaps in the Caribbean Tropical island Belize

22 June 2021

In the face of multiple global crises, debt-for-climate swaps are being widely discussed as an instrument to manage mounting public debts, climate change challenges and Covid-19 recovery. Belize is a small island developing state in the Caribbean region facing these challenges. The Government of Belize has requested the Commonwealth Secretariat to provide assistance to design and implement a ‘Debt for Climate/Nature Swap Mechanism’ for the country.