Statement by the Commonwealth Secretary-General ahead of the 2021 General Elections in Uganda commonwealth logo

13 January 2021

Ahead of the 2021 General Elections in Uganda on 14 January, the Commonwealth Secretary-General, the Rt Hon Patricia Scotland QC, has called on all Ugandans, in particular political leaders, to uphold Uganda and the Commonwealth’s shared values of peace, tolerance and inclusivity.

Nominations open for young people to join Commonwealth Youth Council Commonwealth Youth Council at CHOGM 2018

11 January 2021

Nominations are open for young leaders to apply to stand for positions on the Commonwealth Youth Council, the body which represents the Commonwealth’s 1.4 billion young people.

Maldives to co-champion action on coastal fisheries for Commonwealth Maldives coastal fish

4 January 2021

Maldives has stepped forward to co-champion the Commonwealth Blue Charter Action Group on sustainable coastal fisheries alongside the current champion country, Kiribati.

Commonwealth countries end the year with ‘uplifting’ and ‘powerful’ musical collaboration Virtual performance

22 December 2020

Secretary-General Patricia Scotland has described a never-before-attempted musical feat as “uplifting and a powerful testament to the Commonwealth’s resilience”.

Commonwealth event helps to strengthen Caribbean anti-torture commitments Gavel

17 December 2020

Commonwealth human rights experts held an anti-torture workshop for senior government officials from the Caribbean.

Emerging oil and gas producers urged to adapt to new realities New Producers Group meeting

15 December 2020

New petroleum-producing countries are facing key challenges linked to the COVID-19 pandemic, including a crash in oil markets, a significant decline in investments, along with long-term impacts of the global transition towards a lower carbon economy.

The Gambia announces plans to launch national ‘NO MORE’ campaign against domestic violence The Gambia’s Minister of Women’s Affairs Fatou Kinteh announces The Gambia Says NO MORE’ campaign

12 December 2020

The Gambia has announced plans to launch a national ‘NO MORE’ campaign against domestic and sexual violence.

Secretary-General announces four special envoys and champions

11 December 2020

The Commonwealth Secretary-General Patricia Scotland has today announced the names of four special envoys and champions who will promote the Commonwealth’s values and principles around the world.

OPINION: Can we rise from the COVID-19 ashes and win the climate battle? Local people in floods

11 December 2020

When 197 countries adopted the Paris Agreement on Climate Change in 2015, I remember feeling an extraordinary surge of hope – for multilateralism, for science, for humanity.

3rd Open-Ended Working Group Meeting: Model Indicators on Sport and SDGs Sport for development and peace

11 December 2020

The 3rd Meeting of the Open-Ended Working Group on Model Indicators on Sport and the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) was held as a virtual forum on 2-3 December 2020. The meeting was delivered by the Commonwealth Secretariat, working with UNESCO and UNDESA as meeting hosts.