Commonwealth launches paper on Covid-19 and election management EMB counting ballots

28 September 2020

The Commonwealth Secretariat has published guidance for member states preparing to hold elections during the COVID-19 pandemic.

We need new criteria for financial support to vulnerable small states in the wake of COVID-19 stacks on coins

25 September 2020

 Ministers and senior officials have called on the international community to reform the financial system and the ways it offers support to small states in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Report: Violence against women costs Lesotho economy $113 million annually Woman in Lesotho weaving

25 September 2020

A Commonwealth report has revealed violence against women and girls costs Lesotho more than $113 million (about Lesotho loti 1.9 billion) a year.

Applications open for youth to lead action on global challenges across Commonwealth Youth speaking at a conference

25 September 2020

Young people can now apply for key positions to spearhead youth-led action on pressing global challenges across the Commonwealth.

Commonwealth citizens invited to join musical collaboration for healing human spirit during COVID Choir singing

23 September 2020

The Secretariat is inviting applications from all Commonwealth citizens to represent their country in a mass musical and cultural performance.

New date announced for Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) The Commonwealth Heads of Government 2021 Logo

23 September 2020

The President of Rwanda HE Paul Kagame and Commonwealth Secretary-General The Rt Hon Patricia Scotland have today announced the new date for the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) which was to have been held in Kigali in June 2020 but was postponed because of the impact of COVID-19.

Report recommends changes to laws that discriminate against women in Gambia Gambian woman and her child

21 September 2020

Dozens of discriminatory gender laws should be repealed or revised in The Gambia to guarantee equal rights for women and girls within the legal framework.

Debt data quality tool to support better decision-making on public debt money coins

21 September 2020

The Commonwealth Secretariat and the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) have joined forces to create a pioneering resource to support countries facing tough decisions on public debt. 

Commonwealth countries back actions to combat climate change through land use Secretary-General Patricia Scotland

18 September 2020

Action around land use to slow climate change and biodiversity loss, gets vital boost from Commonwealth and United Nations partners during a breakthrough meeting.

Build on 40 years of democratic endeavour, Secretary-General tells elections observation symposium elections at 40 symposium

17 September 2020

The Commonwealth’s Secretary-General has urged member countries to focus on building a more equal, inclusive and sustainable world, despite the COVID-19 pandemic.