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World Mental Health Day: Commonwealth Secretary-General urges countries to modernise mental health legislation Man alone in kitchen

9 October 2020

Commonwealth Secretary-General Patricia Scotland has impressed upon member countries the importance of examining mental health legislation to see whether it is in line with the UN Convention on the rights of persons with disabilities.

Disaster funds easier to access with new web portal Hurricane

9 October 2020

A new online portal launched by the Commonwealth Secretariat will help member countries easily find the right type of financial support to prepare for, respond to and recover from natural disasters.

Commonwealth Secretary-General welcomes launch of prestigious Earthshot Prize Earth shot prize graphic

8 October 2020

The Commonwealth Secretary-General has welcomed the launch today by His Royal Highness The Duke of Cambridge of the Earthshot Prize.

Commonwealth Finance Ministers call for extended financial support for vulnerable nations Commonwealth Secretariat Logo

7 October 2020

Commonwealth Finance Ministers have today issued their first joint statement in over a decade, in which they called on the G20, Paris Club, World Bank and IMF to extend financial support to vulnerable nations given the deep and widespread economic impact of the COVID19 pandemic.

Commonwealth support for women in politics during COVID-19 webinar screenshot

7 October 2020

The Commonwealth Secretariat is supporting women from Africa and the Caribbean in overcoming political hurdles caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Commonwealth toolkit designed to help member countries achieve gender equality targets women in food stool

5 October 2020

Commonwealth officials and women’s rights experts are developing a toolkit designed to help member countries realise UN-agreed gender equality targets by 2030.

Commonwealth countries look to unlock potential of FinTech Woman on smartphone shopping online

1 October 2020

An innovative toolkit to help countries unlock the potential of financial technology to deliver inclusive economic progress has been launched by the Commonwealth Secretariat.

Commonwealth launches paper on Covid-19 and election management EMB counting ballots

28 September 2020

The Commonwealth Secretariat has published guidance for member states preparing to hold elections during the COVID-19 pandemic.

We need new criteria for financial support to vulnerable small states in the wake of COVID-19 stacks on coins

25 September 2020

 Ministers and senior officials have called on the international community to reform the financial system and the ways it offers support to small states in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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.