Working together the only viable way forward, says Secretary-General

18 June 2021

Commonwealth Secretary-General Patricia Scotland has set out how an agile Secretariat has managed to support multilateral cooperation between member countries in the face of multiple challenges.

Statement by the Commonwealth Secretary-General on the passing of former President of Zambia Dr Kenneth Kaunda President Kenneth Kaunda of Zambia greets the leaders of the Canadian delegation Senator Paul Martin as Secretary-General Arnold Smith looks on. Commonwealth Youth Ministers Meeting, Lusaka, Zambia, January 1973

17 June 2021

Commonwealth Secretary-General The Rt Hon Patricia Scotland QC has expressed sympathy and a sense of loss at the death of Zambia’s founding President, HE Dr Kenneth Kaunda.

Bright young minds push for youth-led climate initiatives in small states

16 June 2021

Of the Commonwealth’s 2.4 billion citizens, 60% are under the age of 35. The boot camp, developed by the University of Cambridge, stimulates youth-led initiatives and is a part of a multi-year research engagement between the Commonwealth Secretariat and the university’s Resilience and Sustainable Development Programme (RSDP).

Close to 600 officials trained across the Commonwealth in better government performance management

16 June 2021

In one of the largest training programmes of its kind, close to 600 senior Government officials and decision-makers from across the Commonwealth completed the Advanced Online Training in Government Performance Management course. 

It is possible to leverage ocean wealth, while protecting ocean health Waves hitting rocks

15 June 2021

The COVID-19 pandemic offers a unique opportunity to reorient priorities and reset our relationship with the ocean. Emerging from the pandemic, a global ‘blue recovery’ should focus rebuilding equitable, resilient, and sustainable blue economies, protecting ocean health as we leverage ocean wealth.

Ghana workshop raises benchmark for preventing and countering violent extremism virtual Faith in the Commonwealth workshop

14 June 2021

The Commonwealth's work to prevent and counter violent extremism in Africa has been bolstered by a pioneering online initiative.

Barbados steps forward as Commonwealth co-champion for marine protected areas World Ocean Day webinar speakers

10 June 2021

Barbados has announced it is joining Seychelles to co-champion Commonwealth action on marine protected areas, a vital area in promoting ocean conservation and the sustainable blue economy.

The World Needs the G7 to Invest In All Our Futures Commonwealth Secretary-General Patricia Scotland and Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director-General, World Health Organization

10 June 2021

As we look around the globe at the impact of the pandemic, one thing is clear: we are all in the same storm, even if we aren’t all in the same boat. While more affluent nations are now rolling out second vaccine doses, health workers across the world, from the Pacific to Africa, and the Caribbean and Latin America to Asia, are still awaiting their first doses, have inadequate testing capacity, are juggling erratic oxygen supplies and are still forced to customise out-of-date PPE.

Commonwealth countries call for a “blue reset” in pandemic’s wake Speakers at the Commonwealth's World Ocean Day event

8 June 2021

Commonwealth member countries are supporting a call to “reset and rebuild” equitable, resilient ocean economies in the wake of the devastating impacts caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Commonwealth Secretariat reflects on past decade, plots next strategic steps SDG webinar

26 May 2021

The Commonwealth Secretariat is setting out to transform itself into a more fit-for-purpose partner to deliver the Sustainable Development Goals by 2030 in the face multiple, interlocking global crises.

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