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Event: Revitalising Commonwealth Trade Post-COVID: Leveraging Maritime Trade and Shipping cargo ship sailing

29 July 2021

As part of the COVID-19 Policy Briefing Series, this webinar will explore maritime trade landscape in the Commonwealth and demonstrate how maritime trade and shipping can help to revitalise Commonwealth trade post-COVID.

Winner of Nelson Mandela World Human Rights Moot Court Competition announced Nelson Mandela

19 July 2021

At a virtual ceremony today, the winner of the first ‘Christof Heyns Memorial Commonwealth Prize’ was announced during the 13th Nelson Mandela World Human Rights Moot Court Competition.

Event: Launch of the 2020 Global Youth Development Index Report Young people learning in a group at an event

10 August 2021

The Commonwealth Secretariat will unveil its flagship report on global youth development on 10 August 2021. This is the third edition of the Global Youth Development Index, which measures the state of health and wellbeing, education, employment, equality and inclusion, political participation, and security for more than 1.8 billion young people around the world.

Event: Mapping mangrove ecosystems using satellite technology Mangroves in Belize

26 July 2021

To mark the International Day for the Conservation of the Mangrove Ecosystem on 26 July, the Commonwealth Secretariat is hosting a virtual event to showcase how powerful satellite technology can support the conservation and sustainable management of mangroves in the Commonwealth.

"Be the change we wish to see" The Commonwealth and United Nations Population Fund celebrate Mandela Day Picture of Patricia Scotland and Dr Natalia Kanem

15 July 2021

As we prepare to celebrate Nelson Mandela International Day - a day to honour the legacy of the much-loved icon - the Rt Hon Patricia Scotland QC Secretary-General of the Commonwealth invited UNFPA’s Executive Director, Dr Natalia Kanem, to discuss the values of championing social justice, volunteering and community service. 

Zambia election ‘Peace Pledge’ raises bar for other Commonwealth countries holding elections, says Secretary-General Flag of Zambia

14 July 2021

Commonwealth Secretary-General Patricia Scotland has commended the signing of an official peace pact in Lusaka, ahead of the 12th August polls.

US$345 billion loss in trade for Commonwealth countries due to pandemic Commonwealth Trade Review

13 July 2021

Commonwealth countries are estimated to have lost up to US$345 billion worth of trade in 2020, including $60 billion in intra-Commonwealth trade, according to 2021 Commonwealth Trade Review on “Energising Commonwealth Trade in a Digital World: Paths to Recovery Post-COVID”.

Commonwealth Urges Respect for the Rule of Law in Samoa Commonwealth Secretariat Logo

9 July 2021

The Commonwealth Secretary-General, The Rt Hon Patricia Scotland QC, has called on political leaders in Samoa to uphold the rule of law and adhere to the values and principles set out in the Commonwealth Charter.

Zambia’s political leaders urged to commit to peaceful elections Zambia Parliament building

6 July 2021

The Coalition for Peaceful Elections in Zambia has launched an initiative encouraging political party leaders and candidates in the upcoming elections to commit to peaceful elections by signing a peace pledge and making a joint public commitment reaffirming non-violence and a credible electoral process.

The Commonwealth calls for calm and restraint in Eswatini Commonwealth Secretariat logo

3 July 2021

The Commonwealth has been following the situation in Eswatini very closely, and is concerned about the regrettable violence that has led to loss of life and the destruction of property.