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16 finalists announced for the Commonwealth Youth Awards 2020 Commonwealth Youth Award on table

18 February 2020

Sixteen extraordinary individuals including innovators, activists and entrepreneurs from 12 countries have been shortlisted for this year’s Commonwealth Youth Awards.

External auditors give Commonwealth clean bill of health Commonwealth Secretariat Logo

17 February 2020

External auditors have given the organisation a clean bill of financial health for the 10th consecutive year.

Commonwealth commitment to environment has deep roots Commonwealth Secretary-general Patricia Scotland at CHOGM park in Malaysia

17 February 2020

Climate change will be high on the agenda when Commonwealth Heads of Government meet in Rwanda this year - more than three decades after their predecessors recognised the threat and drew up a visionary action plan to avert the crisis.

Event: International Women’s Day - advancing gender equality in the Commonwealth A women speaking into a microphone at a conference

6 March 2020

The Commonwealth will host an event on international women’s day to examine ways to close the gender gap in the workforce.

Secretary-General will attend CARICOM summit in Barbados to spur speedy climate action Secretary-General of the Commonwealth with The Bahamas' Minister of Foreign Affairs in Bahamas after Hurricane Dorian

14 February 2020

The Secretary-General will reassure Caribbean leaders that the Commonwealth will keep fighting for bold climate action on the global stage. 

School in Malaysia honours Secretary-General with theatre naming

12 February 2020

A Malaysian school which launched a scholarship programme for students from Commonwealth countries and aspires to be a centre for music and dramatic arts, has named its new state-of-the-art auditorium in honour of the Commonwealth Secretary-General.

Event: Connectivity Agenda Cluster Week Man speaking into a microphone

17 February 2020 to 19 February 2020

The 2nd Commonwealth Connectivity Agenda Cluster Week will take place in London from 17 to 19 February 2020.

Apply now for Malaysian scholarships for Commonwealth students Commonwealth Secretary-General Patricia Scotland with two men holding a certificate

12 February 2020

The Commonwealth Secretary-General Patricia Scotland has launched a new scholarship at the King Henry VIII College in Selangor, Malaysia.

Young people hold the key to a peaceful Commonwealth, Secretary-General tells faith seminar Commonwealth Secretary-General as guest of honour at a Faith in the Commonwealth seminar in Malaysia

10 February 2020

Commonwealth Secretary-General Patricia Scotland spoke as guest of honour at a Faith in the Commonwealth seminar at the Institute of Islamic Thought and Civilization in Kuala Lumpur.

Event: Commonwealth Blue Charter – All Champions Meeting Aerial view of ocean and rocks

21 March 2020 to 24 March 2020

This event has been postponed until further notice.

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