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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?

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.

Legislative drafting and law reform exchange programme for OECS Member States

22 June 2021

Tuesday, 22 June 2021, 13:00 to 14:30 BST

Event: Virtual Workshop on Women's Parliamentary and Transformational Leadership Event card graphic

21 June 2021 to 22 June 2021

This two-day interactive workshop is part of the Commonwealth Secretariat's efforts to foster virtual dialogue through its Inclusive Dialogue and Women's Political Participation webinar series.

Event: Regional Conference for Anti-Corruption Agencies in Africa Gavel justice

21 June 2021 to 24 June 2021

The Commonwealth Secretariat is hosting its 11th Regional Conference for Anti-Corruption Agencies in Africa, from 21-24 June 2021.