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.

Commonwealth women invited to share their experiences with the digital world A woman in server room

22 April 2021

The Commonwealth is inviting women and girls to share their experiences with the digital world in a short video message.

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.

Thought-provoking Bangladesh identity project draws to a close participants in a classroom

21 April 2021

A groundbreaking Commonwealth project discovering what it means to be Bangladeshi has delivered its latest instalment via a live webinar.

Hack the Planet competition seeks solutions to the world’s most pressing ocean challenges Coral reefs

19 April 2021

To celebrate Earth Day on 22 April, the Commonwealth Secretariat and Satellite Applications Catapult are launching the first-ever Hack the Planet competition, in search of innovative, impactful and scalable ideas that will tackle the threats facing communities around the world, linked to ocean degradation and the climate crisis.

South Africa report on COVID-19’s impact on education offers key lessons Students waiting in line to get into school

16 April 2021

Findings of a new snapshot research on the impact of the pandemic on education services in South Africa offer important lessons for governments and practitioners across the Commonwealth, says one of the study’s authors.

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