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Commonwealth countries must sustain action on halving malaria by 2023 amid COVID-19  A doctor takes a blood sample from a patient at a hospital in Lagos_ Nigeria

25 April 2021

Continuing determined action is needed for malaria rates to fall by more than 50 per cent by 2023 to meet the target set out by Commonwealth leaders, the Secretary-General urged on World Malaria Day. 

Commonwealth benchmarks to help countries fight corruption Globe with justice scales with coins around it

22 April 2021

A landmark set of measures to support international efforts in tackling corruption has been launched by the Commonwealth Secretariat.

Commonwealth women invited to share their experiences with the digital world A woman in server room

22 April 2021

The Commonwealth is inviting women and girls to share their experiences with the digital world in a short video message.

The Bahamas passes critical debt management law with Commonwealth Secretariat support James Thompson

21 April 2021

The new public debt management legislation passed by The Bahamas will help the country navigate the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic, said Minister of State for Finance, James Thompson.

Thought-provoking Bangladesh identity project draws to a close participants in a classroom

21 April 2021

A groundbreaking Commonwealth project discovering what it means to be Bangladeshi has delivered its latest instalment via a live webinar.

Event: Inaugural meeting of Commonwealth Womens Affairs Ministers Action Group Women speaking at the Commonwealth Women's Affairs Meeting in Kenya

10 May 2021

Women’s affairs ministers will meet virtually on 10 May to review and strengthen action on gender equality and women’s empowerment in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Hack the Planet competition seeks solutions to the world’s most pressing ocean challenges Coral reefs

19 April 2021

To celebrate Earth Day on 22 April, the Commonwealth Secretariat and Satellite Applications Catapult are launching the first-ever Hack the Planet competition, in search of innovative, impactful and scalable ideas that will tackle the threats facing communities around the world, linked to ocean degradation and the climate crisis.

South Africa report on COVID-19’s impact on education offers key lessons Students waiting in line to get into school

16 April 2021

Findings of a new snapshot research on the impact of the pandemic on education services in South Africa offer important lessons for governments and practitioners across the Commonwealth, says one of the study’s authors.

Event: Commonwealth Connectivity Agenda – First Virtual Deep Dive Session on Digitising Trade Facilitation connection lines across a city

11 May 2021

The Digital Connectivity Cluster of the Commonwealth Connectivity Agenda is organising its first ‘Deep Dive Session’ on the topic ‘Digitising Trade Facilitation: the Regulatory and Legislative Framework for Improving Transparency and Efficiency in the Global Trading System’.

Event: Rule of Law Virtual Conversations graphic for the web series

13 July 2021 to 15 July 2021

The Commonwealth Secretariat will be hosting the Rule of Law Virtual Conversations, a series of webinars addressing contemporary legal topics.