Commonwealth health ministers demand equal access to COVID-19 vaccines for the world Screen shot of health ministers at the Commonwealth Health Minister Meeting

21 May 2021

Commonwealth health ministers have today issued a joint statement after their annual meeting in which they called for swift and equal access to COVID-19 vaccines for everyone around the world. In the statement on behalf of the 54 Commonwealth member countries, they expressed deep concern over the stark gaps in access and delivery of doses, especially in poor countries, and called for “fair and transparent” pricing for the vaccine.

New funding database for ocean action Screen shot of the data base

20 May 2021

The Commonwealth Secretariat has launched an online database to help member countries be aware of and access more than US$170 million of international funding available for ocean-related projects.

Integrating women into development policy is vital for sustainable development and post-Covid recovery Secretary-General of Commonwealth, Patricia Scotland speaking to the panel

20 May 2021

At a newly-formed Global SIDS Leadership Group in Brussels this month, Commonwealth Secretary-General, Patricia Scotland urged the international and bilateral donor community to address the impact of climate change on women and young girls in Small Island Developing States.

Guyana elections 2020: Commonwealth Observers urge substantial reform to improve future polls COG member observing the election

20 May 2021

The Commonwealth Observer Group (COG) to the March 2020 General and Regional Elections in Guyana has concluded that, notwithstanding the many challenges surrounding the elections, the people of Guyana ultimately had the opportunity to exercise their franchise.

Meaningful progress shows blinding trachoma can be eliminated in the Commonwealth   Countess of Wessex and Secretary-General of the Commonwealth, Patricia Scotland on a webinar

19 May 2021

The number of people at risk of eye disease trachoma, which can lead to blindness, has almost halved since 2018, said the Commonwealth Secretary-General Rt Hon Patricia Scotland QC.

Statement by Commonwealth Secretary-General on International Day against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia Secretary-General of Commonwealth, Patricia Scotland speaking

17 May 2021

As the COVID pandemic continues to cause immeasurable harm to people the world over it has also exposed the vulnerabilities of those already at the fringes of society and exacerbated the marginalisation, stigma, persecution and violence experienced by members of the LGBTI community.

Commonwealth countries target inclusive shift to clean energy Solar farm in Tonga

14 May 2021

The Second Commonwealth Sustainable Energy Forum concluded today with strong recommendations for member countries to work together to fast-track an inclusive, just and equitable transition to low-carbon energy systems across the Commonwealth.

New taskforce to help steer Commonwealth towards cervical cancer elimination Scientist in a lab

14 May 2021

The Commonwealth Secretariat and the Union for International Cancer Control have launched a new taskforce to step up efforts towards preventing and treating cervical cancer.

Commonwealth women’s affairs ministers back strong actions on gender equality CWMAG

11 May 2021

The inaugural meeting of the Commonwealth Women’s Ministers Action Group opened yesterday with calls for strong gender equality measures.

Discussion on how to build women and girls’ digital skills at Commonwealth and Google event woman in server room

10 May 2021

Women and girls have been discussing how to acquire cutting-edge ICT skills during an online seminar backed by the Commonwealth Secretariat and Google.

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