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.

Secretary-General Receives Kenyan Gender Equality Award Secretary-General of the Commonwealth receiving an award in Kenya

8 March 2021

Commonwealth Secretary-General Patricia Scotland has today been recognised with an award for her work on gender equality and the empowerment of women in Kenya and the Commonwealth.

International Women’s Day: To change the world, women must choose to challenge Commonwealth Secretary-General Patricia Scotland

8 March 2021

Among the greatest gifts with which I have been blessed were parents who instilled in me a deep-rooted sense of identity, and the unequivocal belief that there was no difference between what a boy and a girl could achieve.

Women show the way to COVID-19 resilience, says Commonwealth Secretary-General Commonwealth Secretary-General speaking at women leadership event

8 March 2021

The Secretary-General has praised the leadership of women across the Commonwealth during the COVID-19 pandemic and says it is vital they keep up the momentum as equal partners in driving recovery.

Commonwealth Day 2021 celebrated virtually; Secretary-General delivers message of ‘hope’ Commonwealth Day and Theme Logo

7 March 2021

This year Commonwealth Day will be celebrated on 8 March across the world in a series of virtual events, beginning on 7 March with a service at the UK’s Westminster Abbey.

Blog: Why small states are leading on central bank digital currencies Connectivity image

2 March 2021

Central bank digital currencies (CBDCs) are gaining increased attention around the world.

Blog: Experts Support Pacific Countries to Access Climate Finance Screenshot of data from the CommonSensing Project

2 March 2021

Four new Commonwealth National Climate Finance Advisers get to work in the Pacific supporting climate resilience in Fiji, Tonga, Solomon Islands and Vanuatu.

Towards a ‘blue recovery’ in the Commonwealth Aerial view of mangrove islands and lagoon inside Turneffe Atoll in Belize

2 March 2021

We have one interconnected ocean that sustains life on this planet. Yet it is under threat from a myriad of human pressures, such as climate change, marine pollution, and overfishing, with no holistic approach to tackle these.

Commonwealth Day 2021 celebrations to be virtual and to focus on women’s leadership in Delivering a Common Future

1 March 2021

There will be dual celebrations this year on 8 March when both Commonwealth Day and International Women’s Day take place.