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Report: Violence against women costs Lesotho economy $113 million annually Woman in Lesotho weaving

25 September 2020

A Commonwealth report has revealed violence against women and girls costs Lesotho more than $113 million (about Lesotho loti 1.9 billion) a year.

Applications open for youth to lead action on global challenges across Commonwealth Youth speaking at a conference

25 September 2020

Young people can now apply for key positions to spearhead youth-led action on pressing global challenges across the Commonwealth.

Commonwealth citizens invited to join musical collaboration for healing human spirit during COVID Choir singing

23 September 2020

The Secretariat is inviting applications from all Commonwealth citizens to represent their country in a mass musical and cultural performance.

New date announced for Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) The Commonwealth Heads of Government 2021 Logo

23 September 2020

The President of Rwanda HE Paul Kagame and Commonwealth Secretary-General The Rt Hon Patricia Scotland have today announced the new date for the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) which was to have been held in Kigali in June 2020 but was postponed because of the impact of COVID-19.

Report recommends changes to laws that discriminate against women in Gambia Gambian woman and her child

21 September 2020

Dozens of discriminatory gender laws should be repealed or revised in The Gambia to guarantee equal rights for women and girls within the legal framework.

Debt data quality tool to support better decision-making on public debt money coins

21 September 2020

The Commonwealth Secretariat and the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) have joined forces to create a pioneering resource to support countries facing tough decisions on public debt. 

Event: Ministers and officials to discuss small state financing in UNGA meeting st lucia

24 September 2020

Ministers and senior officials will meet in the margins of the United Nations General Assembly on September 24 to discuss the urgent need for improved access to financial resources and debt relief for small states.

Commonwealth countries back actions to combat climate change through land use Secretary-General Patricia Scotland

18 September 2020

Action around land use to slow climate change and biodiversity loss, gets vital boost from Commonwealth and United Nations partners during a breakthrough meeting.

Event: Commonwealth Fintech Week Commonwealth Fintech Week Banner

28 September 2020 to 2 October 2020

The Commonwealth Secretariat is hosting its first Fintech Week from 28 September to 2 October.

Event: Impact of COVID-19 on women’s political, electoral and governance participation in Africa and the Caribbean elections in Dominica

3 December 2020

This webinar series is part of the Commonwealth Secretariat effort at fostering virtual dialogues on the gendered and shadow impact of COVID-19 on women, through its Inclusive Dialogue and Women’s Political Participation Project.