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Commonwealth Secretariat statement on the general election process in Guyana Commonwealth Secretariat Logo

24 June 2020

The Commonwealth continues to be concerned that the 2 March 2020 General Election process in Guyana is not yet concluded

Commonwealth leaders hold virtual meeting on the COVID-19 crisis Commonwealth Secretariat Logo

24 June 2020

Leaders and representatives from across the Commonwealth have today held a virtual meeting to share solutions and ways of working that can help to combat the impacts of COVID-19.

Event: Commonwealth leaders’ virtual meeting on COVID-19 Scientist holding the globe

24 June 2020

Leaders and representatives of the 54 Commonwealth countries will hold a one-off virtual meeting on 24 June to discuss COVID-19.

Commonwealth launches webinar series to counter violent extremism Screen shot of participants in the CVE webinar

22 June 2020

A webinar series has been launched by the Commonwealth Secretariat to help counter violent extremism and hate speech online.

Commonwealth Secretariat partners with Universities of Oxford and Cambridge to offer fintech training to member states Fintech visuals on a tablet

22 June 2020

The Commonwealth has launched a new Financial Technology, or fintech, programme to boost governments’ capacity and knowledge of the industry.

Commonwealth Secretary-General urges peaceful, credible and inclusive elections in Malawi Flag of  Malawi

20 June 2020

Commonwealth Secretary-General, The Rt Hon Patricia Scotland QC, urges all electoral and political stakeholders in Malawi to play their part in contributing to a peaceful and credible presidential election in Malawi on 23 June 2020. 

Commonwealth Secretariat supports peace and dialogue in Malawi for upcoming polls woman in Malawi voting

19 June 2020

The Commonwealth Secretariat is supporting “home-grown" initiatives in Malawi designed to help ensure a peaceful and credible re-run of the presidential election. 

Commonwealth Meridian software helps countries manage debt relief for COVID-19 hand holding notes and coins

19 June 2020

Eligible countries impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic can better manage debt relief from international lenders, using the Commonwealth Secretariat’s specialised software.  

World must continue to fight the invisible infection of corruption - Secretary-General Stock photo of a globe with scales of justice on coins

17 June 2020

Countries’ response to Covid-19, their long-term development and the meeting of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are all threatened by the “invisible infection” of corruption, the Commonwealth Secretary-General has warned.

Commonwealth calls for governments to intensify action on land use to meet climate targets  Herd of cows're walking on river because global warming and El Nino effect

17 June 2020

The Commonwealth Secretariat is calling on member countries to consider the impact of agriculture, forestry and land use on climate change as they update their climate targets.