The Commonwealth announces new prize at Nelson Mandela World Human Rights Moot Court Competition Nelson Mandela

1 July 2021

Today, Commonwealth Secretary-General Rt Hon Patricia Scotland QC announced the ‘Christof Heyns Memorial Commonwealth Prize’ during the 13th Nelson Mandela World Human Rights Moot Court Competition.

Commonwealth Proposes First Global Tourism Action Plan to Spur Post-Covid Recovery Picture of Saint Lucia

1 July 2021

The Commonwealth Secretariat proposed the development of a global ‘Tourism Action Plan’ to help spur a much-needed recovery.

Restoring peace – Ghana’s push for post-election unity Secretary-General of Commonwealth, Patricia Scotland speaking

30 June 2021

The Commonwealth Secretariat and Ghana’s National Peace Council (NPC) are making a combined effort to rebuild national unity following the 2020 election, which sparked outbreaks of violence across some regions in the country.

Blog: Rebuilding early childhood education systems post pandemic Children in africa in school

25 June 2021

In the early months of 2020, governments across the globe stood at their podiums to tell their populations that a new and dangerous communicable disease was forcing them to shut their borders and lockdown their communities.

The Commonwealth Stands in Solidarity with All Victims and Survivors of Torture Woman crying

25 June 2021

London Saturday 26 June 2021: Today on the International Day in Support of Victims of Torture, Commonwealth Secretary-General The Rt Hon Patricia Scotland QC calls on all Commonwealth countries to stand in solidarity with victims and survivors of torture and to act by ratifying and fully implementing the UN Convention against Torture.

New global index seeks to transform how developing nations are supported Graphic of the tile of the report

24 June 2021

The Commonwealth Secretary-General Patricia Scotland has spoken today urging the international community to make crucial changes to how it delivers finance to developing nations, proposing a new system that moves beyond the use of GDP as the sole criteria for receiving certain types of support.

Malaria tracker launched to help affected Commonwealth countries tackle the disease Malaria tracker

24 June 2021

A new tracker has been launched to help Commonwealth countries monitor progress towards halving malaria cases by 2023 and ultimately ending the disease by 2030. 

Youth workers imagine ‘hopeful’ future after COVID-19 at Commonwealth café Screen shot of the participants

23 June 2021

Youth workers used the words “challenging”, “resilient” and “hopeful” to describe the future of their work after COVID-19 at a Virtual Commonwealth Café.

New Commonwealth toolkit reviews Malta’s education system against international standards Maltese students

23 June 2021

A new Commonwealth toolkit is being piloted in Malta to help the country assess and, where necessary, reform its education system in line with international standards.

Blog: Averting a Dual Crisis with One Financial Instrument Man standing on a rock in the ocean

22 June 2021

It is perhaps fair to say that the world was ambushed by the pandemic in 2020. Global and national plans were derailed, and lives were lost and upended as each new development shocked and traumatised entire populations.