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Statement from the Commonwealth Observer Group to the Cooperative Republic of Guyana Regional and National Assembly Elections Owen Arthur Former Prime Minister of Barbados Chair of the Commonwealth Observer Group

5 March 2020

Members of the Commonwealth Observer Group (COG) have been present at the Office of the Returning Officer, Region 4 in Georgetown over the last 24 hours.

Voting in Guyana ‘orderly and transparent’ but reforms needed, say Commonwealth observers An election station in Guyana

5 March 2020

The Commonwealth Observer Group to the Guyana General and Regional Elections has found that the polling on 2 March was “orderly and transparent”, while also highlighting the urgent need for reform.

Landmark deep-sea mission to boost ocean action A woman sitting in a deep-sea diver

5 March 2020

A deep-sea scientific mission to uncharted depths in the Maldives and Seychelles will gather valuable data to support the Commonwealth Blue Charter on ocean action and train local scientists.

Commonwealth spearheads Country Level Implementation of UN peace manual in Kenya Delegate speaking at the National Youth Policy meeting in Nairobi, Kenya

5 March 2020

The Commonwealth and UN are jointly supporting the development of a groundbreaking training manual to help young people build peace and stability in Kenya.

Drought-hit Barbados aims for one million trees to mitigate climate impact Commonwealth Secretary-General planting a tree

28 February 2020

The tranquil waters and palm-lined beaches in Barbados mask a rising threat. That this same water can engulf and endanger all if ample action is not taken. 

Apply to attend the Commonwealth Youth Forum in Rwanda Announcement of Commonwealth Youth Forum in Kigali, Rwanda

27 February 2020

Young people can now apply to attend the Commonwealth Youth Forum in Rwanda this June. The forum will take place in Kigali from 20 to 23 June 2020.

Climate crisis is a global human rights challenge Two men walking through Kampala, Uganda after a flood

26 February 2020

Commonwealth Secretary-General Patricia Scotland today addressed the High Level Segment of the UN Human Rights Council’s 43rd Regular Session in Geneva.

Commonwealth cricket match will see legends bat for charity in Barbados

25 February 2020

Cricket legends will play a ‘Peace at the Crease’ charity cricket match in Barbados on 17 October.

Event: Launch of ‘First Descent: Midnight Zone’ mission to Seychelles and Maldives Launching science landers Nekton mission

4 March 2020

The Commonwealth and the Nekton Foundation will launch ‘First Descent: Midnight Zone’, a mission to explore and protect the Indian Ocean - the world’s least explored and most at risk ocean.

Commonwealth group in Guyana to observe elections Group shot of the Commonwealth Observer Group in Guyana

25 February 2020

A Commonwealth election observer group led by the former Prime Minister of Barbados Owen Arthur is in Guyana to observe the upcoming general and regional elections.