Commonwealth citizens invited to join musical collaboration for healing human spirit during COVID Choir singing

23 September 2020

The Secretariat is inviting applications from all Commonwealth citizens to represent their country in a mass musical and cultural performance.

New date announced for Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) The Commonwealth Heads of Government 2021 Logo

23 September 2020

The President of Rwanda HE Paul Kagame and Commonwealth Secretary-General The Rt Hon Patricia Scotland have today announced the new date for the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) which was to have been held in Kigali in June 2020 but was postponed because of the impact of COVID-19.

Report recommends changes to laws that discriminate against women in Gambia Gambian woman and her child

21 September 2020

Dozens of discriminatory gender laws should be repealed or revised in The Gambia to guarantee equal rights for women and girls within the legal framework.

Debt data quality tool to support better decision-making on public debt money coins

21 September 2020

The Commonwealth Secretariat and the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) have joined forces to create a pioneering resource to support countries facing tough decisions on public debt. 

Commonwealth countries back actions to combat climate change through land use Secretary-General Patricia Scotland

18 September 2020

Action around land use to slow climate change and biodiversity loss, gets vital boost from Commonwealth and United Nations partners during a breakthrough meeting.

Build on 40 years of democratic endeavour, Secretary-General tells elections observation symposium elections at 40 symposium

17 September 2020

The Commonwealth’s Secretary-General has urged member countries to focus on building a more equal, inclusive and sustainable world, despite the COVID-19 pandemic.

Secretary-General calls for ‘heroic action’ in Africa’s corruption fight screen shot of the panelists from the webinar

15 September 2020

Anti-corruption and asset recovery efforts by agencies in Africa have been praised by the Commonwealth Secretary-General.

India-UN Fund offers ‘opportunity and hope’ for vulnerable Commonwealth states Bridgetown Barbados

14 September 2020

Commonwealth Secretary-General Patricia Scotland has hailed India’s leadership in supporting vulnerable nations in the Commonwealth, describing it as an “area of hope” for all member countries.

Commonwealth deploys top national climate finance advisers in Belize, Eswatini, Seychelles and Zambia Man picking tea in Africa

14 September 2020

Commonwealth national climate finance advisers have begun work in Belize, Eswatini, Seychelles and Zambia to help them access funding to tackle climate change.

Commonwealth Secretariat and NO MORE Foundation launch campaign against domestic and sexual violence across 54 countries Commonwealth Secretary-General Patricia Scotland speaking at the No More event

9 September 2020

The Commonwealth Secretariat and NO MORE Foundation have today launched a new campaign designed to help tackle the immediate crisis of the rapid increase in domestic and sexual violence due to the impacts of COVID-19

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