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Blog: Can satellites help climate vulnerable countries access finance to increase resilience?  Earth observation from the outer space

4 June 2021

The Commonwealth Secretariat has launched a discussion paper under the CommonSensing Project to enhance a nascent, yet important, conversation that is taking place around the world.

Event: Commonwealth Connectivity Agenda - Second Virtual Deep Dive Session on ICT Infrastructure Development Policy Global trade graphic

15 June 2021

The Digital Connectivity Cluster of the Commonwealth Connectivity Agenda is organising its second ‘Deep Dive Session’ on the topic ‘ICT Infrastructure Development Policy: Supporting Data Innovation and Digital Trade’.

Leveraging earth observation technologies to enhance access to climate finance cyclone aerial

7 June 2021

The Commonwealth Secretariat is driving the call for increased use of satellite derived technologies and data to enhance access of climate finance. This virtual event will launch a new discussion paper on the topic, highlighting the experiences of countries involved in the IPP CommonSensing Project.

Commonwealth Secretariat reflects on past decade, plots next strategic steps SDG webinar

26 May 2021

The Commonwealth Secretariat is setting out to transform itself into a more fit-for-purpose partner to deliver the Sustainable Development Goals by 2030 in the face multiple, interlocking global crises.

Data, Technology and Digitalisation Series: Digital Skills for Youth Microsoft digital event flyer

10 June 2021

The Commonwealth Secretariat is hosting a webinar in partnership with Microsoft about the skills that young people need to be competitive as employees, entrepreneurs and digital citizens. Over 60 percent of the Commonwealth's 2.4 billion citizens are aged 29 or under. This webinar will offer an opportunity for young people from across the Commonwealth to talk about their digital skills needs and challenges with industry experts.

Blog: Why the current state of cervical cancer reveals global inequities Solomon Islands girl waits outside centre

24 May 2021

A blog by Tukiya-Kaunda Mutupa, a Health Consultant at the Commonwealth Secretariat

Commonwealth health ministers demand equal access to COVID-19 vaccines for the world Screen shot of health ministers at the Commonwealth Health Minister Meeting

21 May 2021

Commonwealth health ministers have today issued a joint statement after their annual meeting in which they called for swift and equal access to COVID-19 vaccines for everyone around the world. In the statement on behalf of the 54 Commonwealth member countries, they expressed deep concern over the stark gaps in access and delivery of doses, especially in poor countries, and called for “fair and transparent” pricing for the vaccine.

World Ocean Day 2021 - The Blue Reset: Building resilient and equitable ocean-based economies post-COVID fisherman casting his net

8 June 2021

This high-level Commonwealth virtual event celebrates World Ocean Day, highlighting how protecting the health of the ocean and coastal communities is critical to national and international economic recovery.

New funding database for ocean action Screen shot of the data base

20 May 2021

The Commonwealth Secretariat has launched an online database to help member countries be aware of and access more than US$170 million of international funding available for ocean-related projects.

Integrating women into development policy is vital for sustainable development and post-Covid recovery Secretary-General of Commonwealth, Patricia Scotland speaking to the panel

20 May 2021

At a newly-formed Global SIDS Leadership Group in Brussels this month, Commonwealth Secretary-General, Patricia Scotland urged the international and bilateral donor community to address the impact of climate change on women and young girls in Small Island Developing States.

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