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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.

16 April 2020 Statement of the Commonwealth Observer Group for the 2 March 2020 Guyana Elections Commonwealth Secretariat Logo

16 April 2020

The Commonwealth Observer Group accredited for the 2 March 2020 General and Regional Elections notes the 15 April 2020 statement of Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) indicating that the Commission has decided to conduct a national recount of all ballots cast (Regions 1-10).

Commonwealth Coronavirus Response Centre Stock picture of a virus

16 April 2020

The coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic is a global health and societal emergency that requires effective and immediate action by governments, organisations and individuals.

Commonwealth to support Zambia and Belize to enhance climate action People in a village by a lake in Zambia

15 April 2020

The Commonwealth has signed a new agreement with NDC Partnership to support Zambia and Belize with their climate action plans.

Commonwealth helps Tonga become first Pacific Island to receive adaptation planning grant Tonga coastline

15 April 2020

The Commonwealth Climate Finance Access Hub has helped Tonga secure a grant of over $1.6 million USD from the Green Climate Fund to help the country adapt to climate change.