Blog: More women in leadership means more sustainable and inclusive development Secretary-General Patricia Scotland with New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ahern

26 November 2020

A key indicator of progress towards the UN’s sustainable development goal five: Gender Equality measures the number of women in leadership. In the lead up to the 2030 deadline for this target, we must see those numbers surge in the political sphere.

Commonwealth Secretary-General: Take a stand for no more violence against women and girls Commonwealth Secretary-General Patricia Scotland

25 November 2020

The International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women is observed on 25 November every year. It launches 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence until Human Rights Day on 10 December.

Health advocates, survivors and celebrities join Commonwealth campaign against cervical cancer Screenshot of participants

24 November 2020

Health advocates, cancer survivors and celebrities have joined the Commonwealth’s campaign to eradicate cervical cancer in its 54 countries. 

Antigua & Barbuda to co-champion blue economy action for the Commonwealth Antigua and Barbuda landscape

24 November 2020

The Caribbean island nation of Antigua and Barbuda has stepped forward to co-champion the Commonwealth Blue Charter Action Group on the sustainable blue economy, alongside the current champion country, Kenya.

Parliaments have key role in response to ‘human rights emergency’ Parliamentarian engagement event

20 November 2020

Members of parliament have a crucial role in countries’ response to the “human rights emergency” caused by Covid-19, the Commonwealth Secretary-General has said.

Commonwealth private sector targets green, digital recovery Farmer on an ipad in a field

17 November 2020

Trade ministers and business leaders from across the Commonwealth will gather virtually to examine how they can work together to spur a digitally-inclusive and green recovery in the face of devastating economic impacts linked to COVID-19.

Commonwealth leads global movement on cancer prevention Tonga medical centre

16 November 2020

The Commonwealth will lead a global movement this week aimed at urging countries to make an ambitious plan to eliminate the most preventable cancers.

Commonwealth working together to change the narrative on cervical cancer Malaysia Commonwealth cervical cancer week women

16 November 2020

Isaac Folorunso Adewole, a former Nigerian Minister of Health and professor of gynaecology and obstetrics, writes about the Commonwealth working together to change the narrative on cervical cancer.

Commonwealth Secretary-General statement on the passing of former President of Ghana Jerry Rawlings

13 November 2020

Commonwealth Secretary-General Rt Hon Patricia Scotland Q.C has expressed her sadness at the passing today of Flt. Lt. Jerry John Rawlings, former President of Ghana.

Commonwealth diplomatic course hailed as ‘timely’ and ‘illuminating’ HE George Vella, President of Malta, addressing CIDP participants

12 November 2020

A specialised course for diplomats has highlighted the Commonwealth’s essential role on the global stage, with delegates commending its timely focus on international cooperation in a post-COVID world.