Election observation group arrives in The Gambia Olusegun Obasanjo leading the Commonwealth COG

27 November 2021

A Commonwealth election observer group has arrived in Banjul, Gambia to observe the presidential election due to be held on Saturday, 4 December 2021.

Election experts upskill at African training event Group photo of workshop participants and panelists

26 November 2021

A five-day series of workshops designed to help African election professionals keep pace with best practice has concluded in Ghana.

Supporting Least Developed Countries (LDCs) in the Commonwealth ahead of WTO Ministerial Conference Cargo ship

26 November 2021

The World Trade Organization’s (WTO) 12th Ministerial Conference (MC12), to be held from 30 November to 3 December,

Former President of Nigeria Olusegun Obasanjo to head Commonwealth observation of The Gambia’s Presidential Election Olusegun Obasanjo

19 November 2021

Former President of Nigeria Olusegun Obasanjo will lead a Commonwealth team tasked with observing The Gambia’s Presidential Election scheduled for 4 December 2021.

New funding for improving access to blue climate finance Coral

17 November 2021

The Commonwealth Secretariat is announcing the appointment of a consortium of experts to advise on ocean-climate finance.  Generously supported by the United Kingdom, the appointment is a joint venture of the Commonwealth Climate Finance Access Hub and the Commonwealth Blue Charter.  

Commonwealth training in latest election best practice gets underway in Ghana Participants at the Commonwealth Election Professionals training

15 November 2021

Electoral officials from across Commonwealth countries in Africa have joined a workshop in Ghana on delivering transparent, credible, and inclusive electoral processes.

Commonwealth Pavilion at COP26: Week 2 highlights Week two highlights from the Commonwealth Pavilion at COP26

12 November 2021

Week two in the Commonwealth Pavilion at COP26 in Glasgow saw a full schedule of high-level meetings, collaborative launches and technical side events organised by the Commonwealth Secretariat, accredited organisations and member countries. Here are some of the video highlights from the second week of COP26 at the Commonwealth Pavilion. 

Commonwealth youth voice their climate concerns amongst world leaders at COP26 and demand action for the survival of our planet A Commonwealth Youth event panel at COP26

12 November 2021

Young climate activists from across the Commonwealth shone a light on just how critical youth are at a series of events organised by the Commonwealth Youth Programme at this year’s COP but demanded world leaders need to take more action beyond the annual conference.

Commonwealth works to build an internet safer from terrorism  Participants in a webinar hosted by the Countering Violent Extremism Unit

12 November 2021

The Commonwealth Secretariat Countering Violent Extremism (CVE) Unit has held a series of intergovernmental webinars as part of its continued work on preventing terrorist use of the internet.

Commonwealth Pavilion at COP26: Week 1 highlights Week one highlights from the Commonwealth Pavilion at COP26

10 November 2021

The Commonwealth Secretariat organised its first Commonwealth Pavilion at COP26 to serve as an inclusive and collaborative space for member countries and accredited organisations to meet, host side events, convene meetings and showcase research. Here are some of the highlights from the first week of COP26 at the Commonwealth Pavilion. 

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