Poor countries could face grave death toll from lack of access to Covid vaccines Secretary-General speaking virtually at Human Rights Council

23 February 2021

Poorer countries will most likely “bear the brunt of hundreds of thousands of needless deaths” from inequalities in access to Covid-19 vaccines.

Law Ministers call for international co-operation on COVID-19 vaccines Law ministers meeting

19 February 2021

Commonwealth Law Ministers have called for increased international co-operation to enable equal access to Covid-19 vaccinations.

Commonwealth Secretary-General congratulates new head of WTO  former Nigerian Finance Minister Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala to head the World Trade Organization

16 February 2021

Commonwealth Secretary-General Patricia Scotland has welcomed the historic appointment of former Nigerian Finance Minister Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala to head the World Trade Organization, the first woman and representative of the African continent to do so.

Online performance management training for governments launched View of Lagos Island

28 January 2021

The Commonwealth Secretariat has launched an online training programme on performance management for member governments.

20 finalists announced for Commonwealth Youth Awards 2021 Commonwealth Youth Awards Statues

27 January 2021

Twenty extraordinary young individuals including inventors, activists and entrepreneurs from 18 countries have been announced as finalists for this year’s Commonwealth Youth Awards. The awards recognise outstanding Commonwealth young people whose projects are transforming lives in their communities and helping to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals.

New Producers Group launch new website Cargo ships sailing

26 January 2021

The New Producers Group has launched a web platform that showcases its wide range of activities and resources as well as a ‘members portal’ for the network of 30 emerging oil and gas-producing countries to engage with each other.

Robotic floats give hope for tackling ocean climate change Men deploying ocean observation equipment

22 January 2021

Close to 4,000 robotic devices deployed in oceans around the world will soon be upgraded to collect a wider range of vital data on ocean health – this will help researchers better understand the impacts of the climate crisis on ocean life and blue economies.

Commonwealth joins forces with all-women sailing crew to fight plastic pollution MoU signing between Commonwealth Secretariat and eXXpedition

20 January 2021

The Commonwealth Secretariat has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with eXXpedition, a non-profit organisation that runs all-women sailing expeditions to research the causes of, and solutions to, marine plastic pollution.

New Caribbean centre for oceanography, blue economy welcomed Bay in Antigua and Barbuda

19 January 2021

The Commonwealth Secretary-General has welcomed plans to establish a new Centre of Excellence in Oceanography and the Blue Economy at the University of West Indies Five Islands Campus in Antigua and Barbuda.

Statement by the Commonwealth Secretary-General on Guyana-Venezuela controversy Commonwealth logo

14 January 2021

The Commonwealth Secretary-General is deeply concerned by the promulgation of a decree by Venezuela that it has sovereignty over the area adjacent to Guyana’s Essequibo coast, and other recent statements by that country regarding its border controversy with Guyana.