CHOGM 2021 to be postponed due to COVID-19 pandemic Commonwealth Secretariat Logo

7 May 2021

His Excellency Paul Kagame, President of Rwanda, and Commonwealth Secretary-General, The Rt. Hon. Patricia Scotland QC, are today announcing the postponement of CHOGM 2021 as a result of the continuing impact of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Caribbean countries discuss financing for climate action on land ClimateLands

6 May 2021

More than 70 delegates from 16 Caribbean countries joined international partners to discuss financing solutions for climate action on land, and share their experiences in tackling the inter-related challenges of desertification, biodiversity loss and climate change.

Commonwealth ministers back strong youth agenda for Heads of Government meeting Secretary-General at  Commonwealth Youth Ministers Task Force meeting

6 May 2021

Youth ministers met on 9 April to agree priorities for young people at the upcoming Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) in Rwanda.

40 candidates announced for Commonwealth Youth Council 2021 election Commonwealth Youth Council in 2018

30 April 2021

Forty young leaders have been announced as candidates who will stand in the election to join the Commonwealth Youth Council as executive members.

Statement by the Commonwealth Secretary-General on the COVID-19 situation in India commonwealth logo

28 April 2021

Speaking on the impact of the latest surge in Covid-19 cases in India the Commonwealth Secretary-General Patricia Scotland said: “On behalf of the whole Commonwealth family I want to express our deep concern and solidarity with the people and the Government of India [...]"

Free course on sport for sustainable development opens for the second round People boxing at a stadium in Tonga

28 April 2021

Registrations are now open for the second round of an online course, designed to harness sport for sustainable development.

New policy handbook to help governments fight ocean acidification The Foreign Affairs Minister of New Zealand, Nanaia Mahuta

27 April 2021

A new policy handbook, launched today, will help Commonwealth governments put in place strategies to tackle ocean acidification - a key aspect of climate change.

Commonwealth countries must sustain action on halving malaria by 2023 amid COVID-19  A doctor takes a blood sample from a patient at a hospital in Lagos_ Nigeria

25 April 2021

Continuing determined action is needed for malaria rates to fall by more than 50 per cent by 2023 to meet the target set out by Commonwealth leaders, the Secretary-General urged on World Malaria Day. 

Commonwealth benchmarks to help countries fight corruption Globe with justice scales with coins around it

22 April 2021

A landmark set of measures to support international efforts in tackling corruption has been launched by the Commonwealth Secretariat.

The Bahamas passes critical debt management law with Commonwealth Secretariat support James Thompson

21 April 2021

The new public debt management legislation passed by The Bahamas will help the country navigate the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic, said Minister of State for Finance, James Thompson.