Statement on the Joshua Brien fraud conviction Commonwealth Secretariat Logo

10 September 2021

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:

Blog: How nature-based solutions could accelerate climate action in Africa Children next to Baobao tree in Kenya

9 September 2021

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 urges G20 to urgently vaccinate the world’s small states Secretary-General of Commonwealth, Patricia Scotland

2 September 2021

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.

How space tech is aiding mangrove conservation in the Commonwealth Mangrove trees along river

27 August 2021

Powerful satellites orbiting hundreds of miles above Earth are helping some Commonwealth countries save and restore vital mangrove ecosystems while combatting climate change.

Commonwealth helps The Gambia grow and diversify exports Group of delegates from the meeting in The Gambia

26 August 2021

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.

Secretary-General celebrates 'miracle' of Zambian unity as new President is sworn in Commonwealth Secretary-General and Zambia’s seventh President Hakainde Hichilema at his inauguration ceremony

25 August 2021

Commonwealth Secretary-General has attended the inauguration ceremony of Zambia’s seventh President Hakainde Hichilema in Lusaka.

Antigua and Barbuda, UK sign maritime boundary agreement Antigua & Barbuda’s Prime Minister Gaston Browne and Resident British High Commissioner Lindsy Thompson at the signing ceremony

19 August 2021

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.

Young people praise impact of Commonwealth virtual summit on countering violent extremism Young people marching for peace

17 August 2021

The positive effects of a Secretariat-organised summit aimed at Countering Violent Extremism (CVE) is being felt across the Commonwealth.

Blog: Natural Disasters are the Shadow over Vanuatu’s Development Progress small island

16 August 2021

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?

Commonwealth observers urge ‘restraint’ as Zambia awaits election results Chair of the Commonwealth Observer Group for Zambia holding a press conference

14 August 2021

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.