Speaking on the conviction and sentencing of former Commonwealth Secretariat member of staff Joshua Brien in the UK today, the Commonwealth Secretary-General, Patricia Scotland said:
African countries are among some of the world’s most vulnerable to climate impacts, with many regularly experiencing extreme weather events. Climate risk is further exacerbated by poverty and inequality, food insecurity, fragile ecosystems and water scarcity across the continent.
Commonwealth Secretary-General The Rt Hon Patricia Scotland QC has called on G20 members to urgently work with the Commonwealth and other partners, particularly the World Health Organization and World Trade Organization, to urgently put in place a robust plan to vaccinate the world’s 42 smallest states and shield them from COVID-19.
Powerful satellites orbiting hundreds of miles above Earth are helping some Commonwealth countries save and restore vital mangrove ecosystems while combatting climate change.
The Gambia with the support of The Commonwealth Secretariat launched its new five-year export strategy aimed at growing dynamic and sustainable economic growth in the country.
Commonwealth Secretary-General has attended the inauguration ceremony of Zambia’s seventh President Hakainde Hichilema in Lusaka.
The governments of Antigua and Barbuda and the United Kingdom have signed a milestone agreement, marking a key step in defining Antigua and Barbuda’s maritime jurisdiction – one of the largest in the Eastern Caribbean - and advancing the development of its blue economy.
The positive effects of a Secretariat-organised summit aimed at Countering Violent Extremism (CVE) is being felt across the Commonwealth.
In December 2020, Vanuatu graduated from Least Developed Country status, but Vanuatu’s development progress sits on the precipice of exogenous shocks. How will they progress development whilst suffering from repeated climate disasters?
The Commonwealth Observer Group (COG) in Zambia has issued a preliminary report of their findings, calling for patience and restraint from stakeholders as they await final results.