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Event: 16 Days of Actions – For the women in my life Secretary-General Patricia Scotland action against violence against women

25 November 2020 to 10 December 2020

The Commonwealth and the NO MORE Foundation are launching a ‘16 Days of Actions’ blog series on 25 November to help end violence against women and girls.

Parliaments have key role in response to ‘human rights emergency’ Parliamentarian engagement event

20 November 2020

Members of parliament have a crucial role in countries’ response to the “human rights emergency” caused by Covid-19, the Commonwealth Secretary-General has said.

Commonwealth private sector targets green, digital recovery Farmer on an ipad in a field

17 November 2020

Trade ministers and business leaders from across the Commonwealth will gather virtually to examine how they can work together to spur a digitally-inclusive and green recovery in the face of devastating economic impacts linked to COVID-19.

Commonwealth leads global movement on cancer prevention Tonga medical centre

16 November 2020

The Commonwealth will lead a global movement this week aimed at urging countries to make an ambitious plan to eliminate the most preventable cancers.

Commonwealth working together to change the narrative on cervical cancer Malaysia Commonwealth cervical cancer week women

16 November 2020

Isaac Folorunso Adewole, a former Nigerian Minister of Health and professor of gynaecology and obstetrics, writes about the Commonwealth working together to change the narrative on cervical cancer.

Commonwealth Secretary-General statement on the passing of former President of Ghana Jerry Rawlings

13 November 2020

Commonwealth Secretary-General Rt Hon Patricia Scotland Q.C has expressed her sadness at the passing today of Flt. Lt. Jerry John Rawlings, former President of Ghana.

Commonwealth diplomatic course hailed as ‘timely’ and ‘illuminating’ HE George Vella, President of Malta, addressing CIDP participants

12 November 2020

A specialised course for diplomats has highlighted the Commonwealth’s essential role on the global stage, with delegates commending its timely focus on international cooperation in a post-COVID world.

Commonwealth Secretary-General statement on attacks in Northern Mozambique Commonwealth Secretariat Logo

11 November 2020

Reacting to reports of attacks in the Cabo Delgado province of northern Mozambique the Commonwealth Secretary-General, The Rt Hon Patricia Scotland QC said:

Event: Impact of COVID-19 on older women and vulnerable groups Asian women in a field

26 November 2020

The role older women play in supporting families and building communities cannot be over-emphasised.

Event: Data Skills to Inform Policy and Decision-Making workshop Webinar graphic

30 November 2020

Researchers, data scientists and statisticians from the Commonwealth are invited to a workshop for learning about using data for informing policy. Data Skills to Inform Policy and Decision-Making.