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Event: Making it Count, the Value of Commonwealth Data UN World Data Forum

5 October 2021

The Commonwealth Secretariat is hosting a UN World Data Forum local meet-up on October 5, 2021, entitled Making it Count, the Value of Commonwealth Data, to discuss the importance of data for sustainable development.

Commonwealth to champion climate-vulnerable small states at COP26 Commonwealth Secretary-General Patricia Scotland tours the Coral Vita coral restoration facility in Freeport, Grand Bahama

12 September 2021

During a visit to The Bahamas this week, the Commonwealth Secretary-General Patricia Scotland called for urgent action to ensure improved climate resilience of small states and promised to amplify the concerns of small and other vulnerable states at the upcoming United Nations Climate Change Conference COP26 in Glasgow this November.

Former Jamaican Prime Minister to lead Commonwealth Observer Group, as The Bahamas holds general election Commonwealth Observer Group members

11 September 2021

Former Prime Minister of Jamaica HE Bruce Golding is heading up a team from the Commonwealth tasked with observing the Bahamian 2021 General Elections scheduled for 16 September 2021.

Statement on the Joshua Brien fraud conviction Commonwealth Secretariat Logo

10 September 2021

Speaking on the conviction and sentencing of former Commonwealth Secretariat member of staff Joshua Brien in the UK today, the Commonwealth Secretary-General, Patricia Scotland said:

Event: 2021 Commonwealth Finance Ministers Meeting (CFMM) Commonwealth Ministers of Finance meeting in 2019

12 October 2021

Finance ministers will meet virtually for the 2021 Commonwealth Finance Ministers Meeting on Tuesday 12 October 2021 from 09:00hrs - 11:00 EST time / 14:00 - 16:00 UK Time. 

Blog: How nature-based solutions could accelerate climate action in Africa Children next to Baobao tree in Kenya

9 September 2021

African countries are among some of the world’s most vulnerable to climate impacts, with many regularly experiencing extreme weather events. Climate risk is further exacerbated by poverty and inequality, food insecurity, fragile ecosystems and water scarcity across the continent.

Event: Commonwealth Secretariat at COP26 COP26 logo

31 October 2021 to 12 November 2021

The United Nations Climate Change Conference COP26 is scheduled to be held in Glasgow on 31 October - 12 November, bringing together leaders, negotiators and climate experts to adopt harmonised action for tackling climate change.

UNGA side-event: Launch of the ‘Join the Chorus’ resources for domestic violence prevention

20 September 2021

A collection of “Join the Chorus” resources designed to prevent domestic and sexual violence, including a public service message, will be launched at a special event on the margins of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) on 20 September.

Event: Launch of the 1st Self-Paced E-learning course on Digital Infrastructure and the Digital Divide Laptop with a pen and paper

21 September 2021

Infrastructure drives effective and functioning economies, it contributes to the competitiveness of economies and aids trade and investment.

Commonwealth Secretary-General urges G20 to urgently vaccinate the world’s small states Secretary-General of Commonwealth, Patricia Scotland

2 September 2021

Commonwealth Secretary-General The Rt Hon Patricia Scotland QC has called on G20 members to urgently work with the Commonwealth and other partners, particularly the World Health Organization and World Trade Organization, to urgently put in place a robust plan to vaccinate the world’s 42 smallest states and shield them from COVID-19.