Statement by Commonwealth Secretary-General Ahead of the 2020 General Elections in Tanzania Commonwealth Secretariat Logo

27 October 2020

Ahead of the 2020 General Elections in the United Republic of Tanzania on 28 October, the Commonwealth Secretary-General, The Rt Hon Patricia Scotland QC has issued a statement.

Marine specialists welcome ‘rigorous’ training on ocean management Screen shot of participants in the Blue Charter training

23 October 2020

Ocean professionals are keen to apply new tools and lessons learned from specialised courses run by the Commonwealth Secretariat.

Secretary-General urges support for poorest countries a plantation worker at GPPOL area palm oil plantations Guadalcanal Solomon Islands

22 October 2020

The Commonwealth Secretary-General has called for “swift, coordinated, multilateral action” to support the world’s poorest nations, which are now even more vulnerable in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Statement on Commonwealth Ministerial Action Group meeting

22 October 2020

The Commonwealth Ministerial Action Group (CMAG) held its fifty-seventh meeting by video conference on 19 October 2020.

Commonwealth Secretariat statement on Nigeria Commonwealth Secretariat Logo

21 October 2020

The Commonwealth Secretary-General is in close communication with the Nigerian Government and is following with deep concern the alarming reports of attacks on demonstrators in Lagos and other parts of Nigeria.

Commonwealth Foreign Affairs Ministers Meeting 2020

14 October 2020

Foreign ministers from across the Commonwealth met today in their first ever virtual meeting. The 20th Commonwealth Foreign Affairs Ministers Meeting (CFAMM) would usually take place alongside the United Nations General Assembly but was held virtually this year due to the limitations of the COVID19 pandemic.

Caribbean youth workers laud support from ‘eye-opening’ Commonwealth training youth workers Caribbean region

14 October 2020

Nearly two hundred frontline youth workers have boosted their skills and effectiveness with training from the Commonwealth Secretariat. 

Commonwealth landmark dialogue supports member countries with rapid COVID testing strategies Commonwealth Secretary-General speaking at virtual forum

13 October 2020

Officials from countries across the Commonwealth have joined doctors, pharmacists, researchers, test suppliers and World Health Organisation (WHO) experts to explore the best options for rapid COVID-19 testing.

Commonwealth Secretary-General: Indigenous people key to inclusive climate action Indigenous performers in British Columbia, Canada

12 October 2020

The Commonwealth Secretary-General has commended the invaluable contributions of indigenous peoples to the global fight against climate change, calling for more home-grown ‘regenerative’ solutions to be scaled up across the Commonwealth.

Pacific officials discuss regional trade facilitation pacific trade thumb

9 October 2020

Pacific Trade officials have wrapped up a two-day virtual workshop on the World Trade Organisation (WTO) Trade Facilitation Agreement aimed at reinvigorating intra-regional and global trade post Covid-19.