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

2 October 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.

Build on 40 years of democratic endeavour, Secretary-General tells elections observation symposium elections at 40 symposium

17 September 2020

The Commonwealth’s Secretary-General has urged member countries to focus on building a more equal, inclusive and sustainable world, despite the COVID-19 pandemic.

Event: Commonwealth Youth Action Series: Episode three on technology and innovation Action series youth

17 September 2020

On 17 September 2020, a panel of game-changing innovators will lead the third episode of the Commonwealth Youth Action Series. 

Secretary-General calls for ‘heroic action’ in Africa’s corruption fight screen shot of the panelists from the webinar

15 September 2020

Anti-corruption and asset recovery efforts by agencies in Africa have been praised by the Commonwealth Secretary-General.

India-UN Fund offers ‘opportunity and hope’ for vulnerable Commonwealth states Bridgetown Barbados

14 September 2020

Commonwealth Secretary-General Patricia Scotland has hailed India’s leadership in supporting vulnerable nations in the Commonwealth, describing it as an “area of hope” for all member countries.

Commonwealth deploys top national climate finance advisers in Belize, Eswatini, Seychelles and Zambia Man picking tea in Africa

14 September 2020

Commonwealth national climate finance advisers have begun work in Belize, Eswatini, Seychelles and Zambia to help them access funding to tackle climate change.

Accelerating action around land for enhanced climate action dry ground in the Bay of Bengal

17 September 2020

The Commonwealth Secretariat and the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification are organising a high-level side event in the margins of the United Nations General Assembly.

Commonwealth Secretariat and NO MORE Foundation launch campaign against domestic and sexual violence across 54 countries Commonwealth Secretary-General Patricia Scotland speaking at the No More event

9 September 2020

The Commonwealth Secretariat and NO MORE Foundation have today launched a new campaign designed to help tackle the immediate crisis of the rapid increase in domestic and sexual violence due to the impacts of COVID-19

Blue economy can only thrive with joined-up action, say experts Ocean waves

8 September 2020

Countrywide policies that cut across all sectors are critical for the success of ocean-based economies in the Commonwealth.

Event: Meeting of Commonwealth ministers for gender and women’s affairs on impact of COVID-19 Female delegates at gender meeting

3 September 2020

The Commonwealth Secretariat will hold a special meeting of ministers for gender and women’s affairs on 3 September to discuss ways to sustain progress on gender equality during COVID-19 disruptions.

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