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Pro bono legal support to help developing countries through Covid-19 crisis Stock picture of money, globe and justice scales

29 April 2020

The Commonwealth is joining forces with law firms to give member countries expert help on mitigating the devastating effects of Covid-19 on people’s livelihoods.

Commonwealth adviser worked tirelessly to improve health of billions Mbololwa Mbikusita-Lewanika, health adviser at the Commonwealth Secretariat

29 April 2020

A stalwart campaigner who fought on global health issues affecting the Commonwealth’s 2.4 billion people has sadly died.

Protecting school feeding programmes to support children during Covid-19 Student writing outdoors

29 April 2020

Last week, millions of children and young people should have been returning to classrooms after the Easter break.

Sri Lanka 2019 Presidential election: Commonwealth Observer Group report highlights a well managed process and urges inclusivity Commonwealth Observer Group in Sri Lanka

27 April 2020

A final report by the Commonwealth Observer Group (COG) says Sri Lanka's 2019 presidential election was well-managed and transparent but urges greater inclusivity in future.

We must leverage the ‘Commonwealth Advantage’ to counter the economic fallout of COVID-19 Global transport

27 April 2020

The world is bracing for a massive hit to the global economy in the wake of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

Secretary-General welcomes findings of Cameroon Joint Commission of Inquiry and calls for speedy implementation Flag of Cameroon

23 April 2020

The Commonwealth Secretary-General has welcomed the findings of a Joint Commission of Inquiry into incidents in north-west Cameroon earlier this year.

Listening, leading and learning at the UN Human Rights Council: A Commonwealth story Group of people at the United Nations in Geneva

22 April 2020

By Sanjoy Hazarika, international director of the Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative (CHRI), and convenor of the Working Group on Human Rights in India and the UN.

Commonwealth countries celebrating successful applications for climate funding, following support from Secretariat Secretary-General Patricia Scotland on a video call with Climate Finance Advisors

22 April 2020

The Secretary-General joined climate finance advisers and technical experts from the Commonwealth Climate Finance Access Hub in a virtual meeting to mark the success of recent applications in Tonga and Antigua and Barbuda.  

Postponement of CHOGM 2020 due to Covid-19

21 April 2020

As a result of the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, it is necessary to postpone the 26th Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) scheduled to take place in Kigali, Rwanda on 22 – 27 June 2020.

Commonwealth collaboration to help fight coronavirus pandemic Secretary-General of Commonwealth speaking

21 April 2020

Commonwealth accredited organisations have launched a range of activities to respond to the coronavirus pandemic.