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Commonwealth Secretariat welcomes new domestic violence law for Seychelles Seychelles President signing domestic violence act

10 June 2020

The Commonwealth Secretary-General has welcomed new legislation in Seychelles that will help curb violence against women and girls.

Blog: What is lost in the smoke of COVID-19

8 June 2020

When countries shuttered their shops, closed their markets, and cordoned off places of gathering to help ward off the coronavirus, they did so out of immediate concern for the health and wellbeing of their citizens.

Post-COVID recovery should lock in ocean sustainability, says Commonwealth Secretary-General  Ancient fishing technique remained unchanged in Africa. Fisherman throwing a fishing net. The fisherman is back and is positioned on the edge of a traditional boat

8 June 2020

The Commonwealth Secretary-General is urging governments to ensure their countries’ post-COVID economic recoveries are environmentally sustainable and safe for the ocean.

Work on eSwatini’s human rights laws goes on with Commonwealth support Group shot of eSwatini Commission on Human Rights and Public Administration

5 June 2020

Continuing Commonwealth support is being provided in eSwatini to help ensure the country’s national human rights institution meets international standards.

Applications open for Commonwealth young researcher challenge

5 June 2020

The Commonwealth is co-launching a project to help young researchers examine the impact of COVID-19 on education systems.

New Interim Spokesperson and Director of Communications Photo of Matt Petterson

3 June 2020

The Commonwealth Secretariat is pleased to announce Matt Patterson’s appointment as Interim Spokesperson and Director of Communications.

The hidden pandemic alongside COVID-19 Worried girl looking down on bench

3 June 2020

As economies, institutions and social welfare sectors continue to buckle under the strain of the unprecedented COVID-19 pandemic crisis, there is a dangerous escalation in the risk to the millions of people caught in the clutches of domestic and gender-based violence. 

Event: World Oceans Day – Mapping the Commonwealth one coral reef at a time Coral reef in Belize

8 June 2020

The Commonwealth is organising an interactive virtual event on 8 June to mark World Oceans Day.

Coral mapping technology to accelerate reef restoration and protection in the Commonwealth coral reefs

1 June 2020

The Commonwealth Secretariat is joining forces with Vulcan Inc. to help member countries manage their ocean spaces via cutting-edge mapping technology. 

Blog: COVID-19 Crisis Responses: the Conundrum for Developing Countries Man in a field in a small states

29 May 2020

John Maynard Keynes became popular after his death for his teachings now called Keynesian economics, which are applied in most economic crises.