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Blue economy can only thrive with joined-up action, say experts Ocean waves

8 September 2020

Countrywide policies that cut across all sectors are critical for the success of ocean-based economies in the Commonwealth.

Event: Meeting of Commonwealth ministers for gender and women’s affairs on impact of COVID-19 Female delegates at gender meeting

3 September 2020

The Commonwealth Secretariat will hold a special meeting of ministers for gender and women’s affairs on 3 September to discuss ways to sustain progress on gender equality during COVID-19 disruptions.

Event: Regional Conference for Anti-Corruption Agencies in Africa Small globe with justice scales on coins graphic

7 September 2020 to 9 September 2020

The Commonwealth Secretariat is hosting the 2020 Regional Conference for Anti-Corruption Agencies in Africa.

Applications open for Commonwealth youth to lead on human rights and democracy Four women smiling at the Camera

19 August 2020

Applications are open for eight young people to lead the charge in protecting and promoting human rights across the Commonwealth.

Arbitration study urges countries not to lose foreign investment and trade Room full of people at a meeting in Marlborough House

18 August 2020

Commonwealth countries are at risk of losing foreign investment and trade from not having modern dispute resolution systems available to their business communities.

Event: Launch of ‘Commonwealth Says NO MORE’ portal for tackling domestic and sexual violence Worried girl sitting by herself

9 September 2020

The Commonwealth Secretariat and the NO MORE Foundation will launch a new digital portal on 9 September to help the 54 member countries tackle domestic and sexual violence.

Pandemic causing shrinking civil society space in the Commonwealth Human rights webinar screenshot

14 August 2020

Civil society organisations and human rights defenders are struggling to carry out their vital work amid strict measures imposed to curb Covid-19.

Political calling for young people in the Caribbean politics and youth webinar speakers

14 August 2020

The Commonwealth Secretariat is supporting a Jamaican initiative to get young people in the Caribbean more involved in politics.

Webinar: The Blue View - Opportunities and Challenges for the Blue Economy Ocean waves

14 August 2020

This webinar will provide an overview of the Blue Economy concept, including key opportunities and challenges for Commonwealth countries, and present successes and lessons learned from two Blue Charter case studies.

The Commonwealth’s vision for youth engagement Commonwealth Secretary-General Patricia Scotland with girls smiling

12 August 2020

The year 2020 has been challenging for young people. The COVID-19 pandemic has created new threats and exacerbated existing challenges and barriers

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