Commonwealth Meridian software helps countries manage debt relief for COVID-19 hand holding notes and coins

19 June 2020

Eligible countries impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic can better manage debt relief from international lenders, using the Commonwealth Secretariat’s specialised software.  

World must continue to fight the invisible infection of corruption - Secretary-General Stock photo of a globe with scales of justice on coins

17 June 2020

Countries’ response to Covid-19, their long-term development and the meeting of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are all threatened by the “invisible infection” of corruption, the Commonwealth Secretary-General has warned.

Commonwealth calls for governments to intensify action on land use to meet climate targets  Herd of cows're walking on river because global warming and El Nino effect

17 June 2020

The Commonwealth Secretariat is calling on member countries to consider the impact of agriculture, forestry and land use on climate change as they update their climate targets.

COVID-19 and Child Slavery: Commonwealth assesses impacts of pandemic on poorest children Panellists on the virtual seminar

12 June 2020

Anti-slavery advocates have attended an online Commonwealth forum to share their concerns about the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the world's most vulnerable children.

Commonwealth Secretariat welcomes new domestic violence law for Seychelles Seychelles President signing domestic violence act

10 June 2020

The Commonwealth Secretary-General has welcomed new legislation in Seychelles that will help curb violence against women and girls.

Post-COVID recovery should lock in ocean sustainability, says Commonwealth Secretary-General  Ancient fishing technique remained unchanged in Africa. Fisherman throwing a fishing net. The fisherman is back and is positioned on the edge of a traditional boat

8 June 2020

The Commonwealth Secretary-General is urging governments to ensure their countries’ post-COVID economic recoveries are environmentally sustainable and safe for the ocean.

Work on eSwatini’s human rights laws goes on with Commonwealth support Group shot of eSwatini Commission on Human Rights and Public Administration

5 June 2020

Continuing Commonwealth support is being provided in eSwatini to help ensure the country’s national human rights institution meets international standards.

Applications open for Commonwealth young researcher challenge

5 June 2020

The Commonwealth is co-launching a project to help young researchers examine the impact of COVID-19 on education systems.

New Interim Spokesperson and Director of Communications Photo of Matt Petterson

3 June 2020

The Commonwealth Secretariat is pleased to announce Matt Patterson’s appointment as Interim Spokesperson and Director of Communications.

The hidden pandemic alongside COVID-19 Worried girl looking down on bench

3 June 2020

As economies, institutions and social welfare sectors continue to buckle under the strain of the unprecedented COVID-19 pandemic crisis, there is a dangerous escalation in the risk to the millions of people caught in the clutches of domestic and gender-based violence.