New resource to help Commonwealth countries avoid foreign investment pitfalls Person speaking on virtual call about foreign investment

6 April 2021

An important resource to help countries maximise the sustainable development benefits from foreign investment contracts and avoid large losses has been published by the Commonwealth Secretariat.

Investment in technology, however useful, is not the solution to sport recovery, say debaters sport debate

1 April 2021

The fifth Commonwealth debate on sport ended in a draw as the teams argued that technology, however useful, is not the solution in itself to rebuilding the sport sector after the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Secretary-General visits school for children with learning difficulties in Kenya Commonwealth Secretary-General accepting flowers from children in Kenya

26 March 2021

Patricia Scotland was welcomed with flowers at the Orione Community Training Centre on 25 March, a not-for-profit organization, and school for children with mental and intellectual disabilities in Nairobi.

58th Meeting of the Commonwealth Ministerial Action Group Commonwealth Secretariat Logo

24 March 2021

The 58th meeting of the Commonwealth Ministerial Action Group (CMAG) was held virtually on 24 March 2021. The CMAG met virtually due to COVID-19 restrictions. Following the meeting, the group released their concluding statement.

Commonwealth to bolster action on sustainable land use management on the road to COP26 day of forests

19 March 2021

Commonwealth Secretary-General Patricia Scotland has urged member countries to integrate sustainable land use management into their national climate action plans, with a focus on nature-based solutions, on the road to the UN Climate Change Conference COP26 this November.

In Conversation: Secretary-General Patricia Scotland QC and Kate Gilmore share their journeys as women leaders In Conversation: Secretary-General Patricia Scotland QC and Kate Gilmore share their journeys as women in leadership

15 March 2021

As part of a series of virtual events to celebrate International Women’s Day and Commonwealth Day last week, The Rt Hon Patricia Scotland QC, Secretary-General of the Commonwealth, was joined in conversation by Kate Gilmore, Fellow at the Carr Center for Human Rights Policy of Harvard University.

Secretary-General “impressed” with Rwanda CHOGM progress Secretary-General of Commonwealth, Patricia Scotland in Rwanda

12 March 2021

The Commonwealth Secretary-General Patricia Scotland has congratulated the Rwandan government on progress in its preparations for the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM), due to be held in the capital Kigali later this year.

Australia's £900,000 funding boost for Commonwealth elections project Commonwealth Elections Observer talking to a group of people in Pakistan

11 March 2021

An initiative to support Commonwealth countries to hold credible and inclusive elections has received an additional £900,000 from the Australian government.

Young leaders from Bangladesh, Grenada, Samoa, Sierra Leone and UK win 2021 Commonwealth Youth Awards Finalists of the 2021 Commonwealth Youth Awards

10 March 2021

Five young people have been named regional winners for the Commonwealth Youth Awards for their exceptional work on promoting clean energy, good health, food security and quality education. The awards recognise the contributions of young people whose projects are transforming lives in their communities and helping achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Event: Launch of new Commonwealth resource to support negotiating investment contracts Wind turbine in field

9 March 2021

The Commonwealth Secretariat is holding a webinar to launch a new publication: Environmental, Social and Economic Development Provisions in Investment Contracts: A Resource for Government Lawyers in the Commonwealth.