His Excellency Paul Kagame, President of Rwanda, and Commonwealth Secretary-General, The Rt. Hon. Patricia Scotland QC, are today announcing the postponement of CHOGM 2021 as a result of the continuing impact of the Covid-19 pandemic.
The Trade Competitiveness Section of the Commonwealth Secretariat and the Secretariat of the Organisation of the African, Caribbean and Pacific States (OACPS) are organising a joint webinar on the topic ‘New Post-Brexit Procedural Rules for African, Caribbean, and Pacific Exports into the UK’.
More than 70 delegates from 16 Caribbean countries joined international partners to discuss financing solutions for climate action on land, and share their experiences in tackling the inter-related challenges of desertification, biodiversity loss and climate change.
Youth ministers met on 9 April to agree priorities for young people at the upcoming Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) in Rwanda.
Forty young leaders have been announced as candidates who will stand in the election to join the Commonwealth Youth Council as executive members.
Together with the University of Cambridge, the Commonwealth Secretariat is hosting a virtual Policy Boot Camp for young people, to support government investment in youth development across Small State countries.
Speaking on the impact of the latest surge in Covid-19 cases in India the Commonwealth Secretary-General Patricia Scotland said: “On behalf of the whole Commonwealth family I want to express our deep concern and solidarity with the people and the Government of India [...]"
Registrations are now open for the second round of an online course, designed to harness sport for sustainable development.
The Commonwealth recognises the critical importance of sustainable energy to economic development and the imperative to transition to clean forms of energy.
A new policy handbook, launched today, will help Commonwealth governments put in place strategies to tackle ocean acidification - a key aspect of climate change.