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CHOGM 2021 to be postponed due to COVID-19 pandemic Commonwealth Secretariat Logo

7 May 2021

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.

Joint webinar on the New Post-Brexit Procedural Rules for African, Caribbean, and Pacific exports into the UK Ship at dock

18 May 2021

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’.

Caribbean countries discuss financing for climate action on land ClimateLands

6 May 2021

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.

Commonwealth ministers back strong youth agenda for Heads of Government meeting Secretary-General at  Commonwealth Youth Ministers Task Force meeting

6 May 2021

Youth ministers met on 9 April to agree priorities for young people at the upcoming Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) in Rwanda.

40 candidates announced for Commonwealth Youth Council 2021 election Commonwealth Youth Council in 2018

30 April 2021

Forty young leaders have been announced as candidates who will stand in the election to join the Commonwealth Youth Council as executive members.

Commonwealth Small States Youth Climate Policy Boot Camp with the University of Cambridge Antigua Barbuda

28 May 2021

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.

Statement by the Commonwealth Secretary-General on the COVID-19 situation in India commonwealth logo

28 April 2021

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 [...]"

Free course on sport for sustainable development opens for the second round People boxing at a stadium in Tonga

28 April 2021

Registrations are now open for the second round of an online course, designed to harness sport for sustainable development.

Event: 2nd Commonwealth Sustainable Energy Forum Floating wind farm

12 May 2021 to 14 May 2021

The Commonwealth recognises the critical importance of sustainable energy to economic development and the imperative to transition to clean forms of energy.

New policy handbook to help governments fight ocean acidification The Foreign Affairs Minister of New Zealand, Nanaia Mahuta

27 April 2021

A new policy handbook, launched today, will help Commonwealth governments put in place strategies to tackle ocean acidification - a key aspect of climate change.