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.
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.
Youth ministers met on 9 April to agree priorities for young people at the upcoming Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) in Rwanda.
Forty young leaders have been announced as candidates who will stand in the election to join the Commonwealth Youth Council as executive members.
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 [...]"
Registrations are now open for the second round of an online course, designed to harness sport for sustainable development.
A new policy handbook, launched today, will help Commonwealth governments put in place strategies to tackle ocean acidification - a key aspect of climate change.
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.
A landmark set of measures to support international efforts in tackling corruption has been launched by the Commonwealth Secretariat.
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.