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Applications open for Commonwealth youth to lead on human rights and democracy Four women smiling at the Camera

19 August 2020

Applications are open for eight young people to lead the charge in protecting and promoting human rights across the Commonwealth.

Arbitration study urges countries not to lose foreign investment and trade Room full of people at a meeting in Marlborough House

18 August 2020

Commonwealth countries are at risk of losing foreign investment and trade from not having modern dispute resolution systems available to their business communities.

Event: Launch of ‘Commonwealth Says NO MORE’ portal for tackling domestic and sexual violence Worried girl sitting by herself

9 September 2020

The Commonwealth Secretariat and the NO MORE Foundation will launch a new digital portal on 9 September to help the 54 member countries tackle domestic and sexual violence.

Pandemic causing shrinking civil society space in the Commonwealth Human rights webinar screenshot

14 August 2020

Civil society organisations and human rights defenders are struggling to carry out their vital work amid strict measures imposed to curb Covid-19.

Political calling for young people in the Caribbean politics and youth webinar speakers

14 August 2020

The Commonwealth Secretariat is supporting a Jamaican initiative to get young people in the Caribbean more involved in politics.

Webinar: The Blue View - Opportunities and Challenges for the Blue Economy Ocean waves

14 August 2020

This webinar will provide an overview of the Blue Economy concept, including key opportunities and challenges for Commonwealth countries, and present successes and lessons learned from two Blue Charter case studies.

The Commonwealth’s vision for youth engagement Commonwealth Secretary-General Patricia Scotland with girls smiling

12 August 2020

The year 2020 has been challenging for young people. The COVID-19 pandemic has created new threats and exacerbated existing challenges and barriers

Commonwealth Youth Awards 2021 open for entries Commonwealth Secretary-General Patricia Scotland with the 2020 Young Person of the Year, Galabuzi Brian Kakembo of the Year, Brian

12 August 2020

Exceptional young people can now submit entries for the 2021 Commonwealth youth awards to win prestigious titles and cash grants. The awards recognise and reward young people whose work has made a major impact on people and communities in their country.

Webinar reveals keys to aquaculture success aquaculture

10 August 2020

Specialists from around the world have outlined core factors for success and sustainability in the multi-billion dollar aquaculture sector.

Event: Rule of Law Webinar Series Delegates at a rule of law meeting

28 July 2020 to 10 November 2020

Experts from across the Commonwealth will discuss how the COVID-19 pandemic has affected access to justice and how justice systems have implemented innovative measures in order to continue offering services to populations.