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Commonwealth Youth Awards 2021 open for entries Commonwealth Secretary-General Patricia Scotland with the 2020 Young Person of the Year, Galabuzi Brian Kakembo of the Year, Brian

12 August 2020

Exceptional young people can now submit entries for the 2021 Commonwealth youth awards to win prestigious titles and cash grants. The awards recognise and reward young people whose work has made a major impact on people and communities in their country.

Webinar reveals keys to aquaculture success aquaculture

10 August 2020

Specialists from around the world have outlined core factors for success and sustainability in the multi-billion dollar aquaculture sector.

Event: Rule of Law Webinar Series Delegates at a rule of law meeting

28 July 2020 to 10 November 2020

Experts from across the Commonwealth will discuss how the COVID-19 pandemic has affected access to justice and how justice systems have implemented innovative measures in order to continue offering services to populations. 

Secretary-General appeals to Commonwealth to combat racism Commonwealth Secretary-General Patricia Scotland speaking at the webinar

5 August 2020

The Commonwealth Secretary-General has made an impassioned plea for member countries to focus their energies on rooting out the “stain of racism” in their societies.

Experts share critical lessons on saving mangrove ecosystems mangroves webinar panelists

5 August 2020

Mangroves are disappearing at an alarming rate, with conservationists across the Commonwealth striving to save them from local extinction.

OPINION: Tribute to Owen Arthur from the members of the Commonwealth Observer Group to Guyana Commonwealth Observer Group to Guyana

4 August 2020

If one moment brought us together in our role as an election observer group it was the warm and witty welcome of the Rt. Hon Owen Seymour Arthur in our conference room at the Cara Lodge Hotel.

Commonwealth Secretary-General statement on resolution of Guyana electoral impasse Commonwealth Secretariat Logo

3 August 2020

I extend congratulations to His Excellency Dr Irfan Ali upon his swearing-in as President of the Cooperative Republic of Guyana following the declaration of the 2 March General Election and Regional election results on 2 August 2020 by the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM). 

Commonwealth tackles COVID-19 impacts on rule of law Participants at rule of law webinar

30 July 2020

Commonwealth countries have shared how innovation has been the difference between keeping the wheels of justice turning, and legal systems coming to a grinding halt.

BLOG: How a new sporting course can boost health and community spirit during COVID People boxing for exercise in a stadium in Tonga

28 July 2020

Activity and sport are necessary parts of young people’s daily rhythm. We go to the gym, not just for the exercise, but also for the opportunity to socialise. A run in the park offers a chance to meet-up and perhaps play a game of football.