2021 Peace Day message by the Secretary-General of the Commonwealth 2021 Peace Day message by the Secretary-General of the Commonwealth

21 September 2021

Secretary-General of the Commonwealth, the Rt Hon Patricia Scotland QC, shares a video message to mark International Day of Peace, which is observed globally on 21 September.

Commonwealth Says NO MORE launches initiative to prevent domestic and sexual violence in 54 countries

20 September 2021

The Commonwealth Secretariat and NO MORE Foundation are launching a new “Join The Chorus” initiative to help the 54 member countries tackle an alarming rise in domestic and sexual violence during the COVID-19 pandemic while urging leaders to make prevention a top priority in rebuilding efforts.

The Bahamas weathers Hurricane and Covid-19 to hold “credible, inclusive and transparent” elections-Commonwealth Observer Group Chair of the Commonwealth Observer Group for The Bahamas holding a press conference

19 September 2021

The Commonwealth Observer Group (COG) deployed to The Bahamas to observe the 2021 General Election has released their statement on its preliminary findings on the election stating the overall process was “credible, inclusive, and transparent.”

Commonwealth Foreign Affairs Ministers meet to discuss COVID-19, vaccines and climate change commonwealth logo

17 September 2021

Foreign Affairs Ministers from across the Commonwealth met yesterday for the 21st annual Commonwealth Foreign Affairs Ministers Meeting (CFAMM). The meeting was held virtually for the second year in a row due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Statement from Commonwealth Ministerial Committee on Belize commonwealth logo

17 September 2021

The Commonwealth Ministerial Committee on Belize met virtually on Tuesday 14 September 2021.

Statement from Commonwealth Ministerial Group on Guyana commonwealth logo

17 September 2021

The Commonwealth Ministerial Group on Guyana was convened virtually on 14 September 2021 by the Commonwealth Secretary-General, The Rt Hon Patricia Scotland QC.

Commonwealth observers watch as ballots cast in Bahamas election Former Jamaican Prime Minister Bruce Golding observes at a polling station

16 September 2021

Commonwealth observers have been deployed to polling stations across The Bahamas as the 2021 general election got underway.

In a Watershed Year for Climate Change, the Commonwealth Secretary-General calls for Urgent, Decisive and Sustained Climate Action Commonwealth Secretary-General in The Bahamas after Hurricane Dorian

13 September 2021

IPS spoke to Commonwealth Secretary-General the Rt Hon Patricia Scotland QC about the Association’s climate initiatives, the unique challenges faced by small states, its focus on gender mainstreaming and access to financing for critical adaptation and mitigation projects.

Commonwealth to champion climate-vulnerable small states at COP26 Commonwealth Secretary-General Patricia Scotland tours the Coral Vita coral restoration facility in Freeport, Grand Bahama

12 September 2021

During a visit to The Bahamas this week, the Commonwealth Secretary-General Patricia Scotland called for urgent action to ensure improved climate resilience of small states and promised to amplify the concerns of small and other vulnerable states at the upcoming United Nations Climate Change Conference COP26 in Glasgow this November.

Former Jamaican Prime Minister to lead Commonwealth Observer Group, as The Bahamas holds general election Commonwealth Observer Group members

11 September 2021

Former Prime Minister of Jamaica HE Bruce Golding is heading up a team from the Commonwealth tasked with observing the Bahamian 2021 General Elections scheduled for 16 September 2021.

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