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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: 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: Launch of the 2021 Commonwealth Trade Review Cover of the Commonwealth Trade Review

13 July 2021

This edition of the biennial Commonwealth Trade Review presents new empirical findings about the impact of the pandemic and outlines practical recommendations to boost trade recovery and build resilience, especially by harnessing digital trade and digital technologies, utilising post-Brexit trading opportunities and promoting more sustainable green and blue economies.

Event: Rule of Law Virtual Conversations graphic for the web series

13 July 2021 to 15 July 2021

The Commonwealth Secretariat will be hosting the Rule of Law Virtual Conversations, a series of webinars addressing contemporary legal topics.

Event: Vulnerability in Development Financing: Why is there resistance to formal use? Island beach

9 July 2021

This joint side event by the Commonwealth Secretariat and the Government of Antigua and Barbuda will focus on the informal use of vulnerability indices in development financing decisions.

Event: Small States and Investor-State Dispute Settlement Webinar island beach

5 July 2021

This webinar will provide a practical introduction to investor-state dispute settlement with a focus on the Pacific region.

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?