The concluding statement of the Commonwealth Ministerial Action Group was delivered after a virtual meeting held on 31 March 2020.
This year the coronavirus has redefined International Day for Sport for Development and Peace celebrations.
To help sports policymakers and officials make good decisions about sport and exercise during the pandemic the Commonwealth is sharing lessons learned so far by sports policymakers around the Commonwealth.
Five years ago more than 40 babies born in Jamaican hospitals became infected with lethal bacteria - half of them died. The situation caught the attention of Jamaican technology student Rayvon Stewart who set about finding a way to curb the spread of harmful germs.
The Commonwealth Secretariat and the Government of Rwanda are monitoring developments regarding the spread and impact of the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) very closely. We will apply guidance provided by the World Health Organization and we will update member countries in due course.
As the COVID-19 pandemic impacts communities across the Commonwealth, the Commonwealth is urging countries and their citizens to make use of the information and resources provided by the World Health Organization.
The Commonwealth has developed a coronavirus tracker that shows daily cases in member countries. The tracker collects data from the World Health Organization (WHO) and shows the total confirmed coronavirus cases and deaths in the affected member countries.
Earlier this year the UK announced it was putting conditions on part of its funding to the Commonwealth Secretariat. We can now confirm the United Kingdom's £4.7million worth of funds has been received.
The Commonwealth Climate Finance Access Hub has successfully helped Jamaica to secure a grant of over US$270,000 to integrate gender concerns into their climate action planning process.
At this time of global crisis resulting from the coronavirus pandemic, our Commonwealth focus turns – as it always does – to the most vulnerable and least resilient.