Commonwealth observers watch as ballots cast in Bahamas election Former Jamaican Prime Minister Bruce Golding observes at a polling station

16 September 2021

Commonwealth observers have been deployed to polling stations across The Bahamas as the 2021 general election got underway.

In a Watershed Year for Climate Change, the Commonwealth Secretary-General calls for Urgent, Decisive and Sustained Climate Action Commonwealth Secretary-General in The Bahamas after Hurricane Dorian

13 September 2021

IPS spoke to Commonwealth Secretary-General the Rt Hon Patricia Scotland QC about the Association’s climate initiatives, the unique challenges faced by small states, its focus on gender mainstreaming and access to financing for critical adaptation and mitigation projects.

Commonwealth to champion climate-vulnerable small states at COP26 Commonwealth Secretary-General Patricia Scotland tours the Coral Vita coral restoration facility in Freeport, Grand Bahama

12 September 2021

During a visit to The Bahamas this week, the Commonwealth Secretary-General Patricia Scotland called for urgent action to ensure improved climate resilience of small states and promised to amplify the concerns of small and other vulnerable states at the upcoming United Nations Climate Change Conference COP26 in Glasgow this November.

Former Jamaican Prime Minister to lead Commonwealth Observer Group, as The Bahamas holds general election Commonwealth Observer Group members

11 September 2021

Former Prime Minister of Jamaica HE Bruce Golding is heading up a team from the Commonwealth tasked with observing the Bahamian 2021 General Elections scheduled for 16 September 2021.

Statement on the Joshua Brien fraud conviction Commonwealth Secretariat Logo

10 September 2021

Speaking on the conviction and sentencing of former Commonwealth Secretariat member of staff Joshua Brien in the UK today, the Commonwealth Secretary-General, Patricia Scotland said:

Blog: How nature-based solutions could accelerate climate action in Africa Children next to Baobao tree in Kenya

9 September 2021

African countries are among some of the world’s most vulnerable to climate impacts, with many regularly experiencing extreme weather events. Climate risk is further exacerbated by poverty and inequality, food insecurity, fragile ecosystems and water scarcity across the continent.

Commonwealth Secretary-General urges G20 to urgently vaccinate the world’s small states Secretary-General of Commonwealth, Patricia Scotland

2 September 2021

Commonwealth Secretary-General The Rt Hon Patricia Scotland QC has called on G20 members to urgently work with the Commonwealth and other partners, particularly the World Health Organization and World Trade Organization, to urgently put in place a robust plan to vaccinate the world’s 42 smallest states and shield them from COVID-19.

How space tech is aiding mangrove conservation in the Commonwealth Mangrove trees along river

27 August 2021

Powerful satellites orbiting hundreds of miles above Earth are helping some Commonwealth countries save and restore vital mangrove ecosystems while combatting climate change.

Commonwealth helps The Gambia grow and diversify exports Group of delegates from the meeting in The Gambia

26 August 2021

The Gambia with the support of The Commonwealth Secretariat launched its new five-year export strategy aimed at growing dynamic and sustainable economic growth in the country.

Secretary-General celebrates 'miracle' of Zambian unity as new President is sworn in Commonwealth Secretary-General and Zambia’s seventh President Hakainde Hichilema at his inauguration ceremony

25 August 2021

Commonwealth Secretary-General has attended the inauguration ceremony of Zambia’s seventh President Hakainde Hichilema in Lusaka.