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Event: 8th Annual World Ocean Summit World Oceans Day Summit Graphic

1 March 2021 to 5 March 2021

In its eighth year, The Economist’s World Ocean Summit 2021 is going virtual for the first time and for this year only, the event is free-to-attend.

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.

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.

Event: 2021 Commonwealth Youth Awards ceremony Commonwealth Youth Awards ceremony winners 2020 with Secretary-General Patricia Scotland

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.

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.

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

22 June 2021 to 23 June 2021

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

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