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Saint Lucia elections “peaceful and transparent” says Commonwealth report Commonwealth Observer Group member writing down notes on the election

28 October 2021

The Commonwealth Secretary-General Patricia Scotland has released the report of the Commonwealth Observer Group (COG) to Saint Lucia’s General elections of 26 July 2021.

Commonwealth Youth gearing up to lead COP26 discussions Climate and Sustainability Summit

27 October 2021

As the countdown to COP26 continues, young environmental activists and innovators, academics, experts, and government officials joined a series of regional dialogues to help set the youth agenda at the conference.

An ambitious, stakeholder-driven climate change commitment ahead of COP26: Eswatini’s revised Nationally Determined Contribution process Eswatini

27 October 2021

There is no country today that has not experienced the effects of climate change, from changing weather patterns to extreme, devastating weather events. The Kingdom of Eswatini is no exception.

Blog: Mentoring women and youth matters for conservation in Mauritius Josheena Naggea

26 October 2021

This Commonwealth Secretariat blog about marine conservationist Josheena Naggea, is part of a series launched during Youth4Climate and continuing in the lead up to COP26 and beyond, featuring young people from across the Commonwealth who are leading the way on local climate action. 

Commonwealth Secretary-General calls for immediate end to violence and an inclusive national dialogue for peaceful resolution in the Kingdom of Eswatini

26 October 2021

Statement by The Rt Hon Patricia Scotland, Secretary-General of the Commonwealth on her concern over the ongoing civil unrest in the Kingdom of Eswatini and the Commonwealth’s readiness to work with the Government and the people of Eswatini, as well as regional and international partners, to help resolve the situation.

Commonwealth Foreign Affairs Ministers Statement on Cyprus 2021 Commonwealth Secretariat Logo

22 October 2021

The Commonwealth member states, having been briefed by the Foreign Minister of Cyprus, reaffirm herewith the status of Varosha as set out in relevant UN Security Council Resolutions, including Resolutions 550 (1984), 789 (1992) and 2587 (2021).

Empowering Youth in Small States at the forefront of Commonwealth COP26 agenda Man tending to a plant

19 October 2021

Yesterday, 20 world-class experts from around the Commonwealth joined two virtual consultations focussed on how to help attract sustainable finance for investment in youth and biodiversity in SIDS.

Commonwealth Launches Voluntary Information and Price Sharing Database Voluntary Information and Price Sharing Database

15 October 2021

After three years in the making, last week the Commonwealth Secretariat launched its new Voluntary Information and Price-Sharing database (VIPSD). One-third of the world’s population lacks access to essential medicines, with most of them living in poor countries, while rising prices of new drugs are becoming a challenge in wealthy states. And, since the global Covid-19 pandemic, the urgent need for essential medicines has intensified.

Emerging Commonwealth scientists win big in ocean innovation contest Hack the planet finalists

14 October 2021

British creators of Plastic-i – a powerful tool for mapping ocean plastics with earth-observing satellites – have won the first-ever Hack The Planet Competition 2021.