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Commonwealth Foreign Affairs Meeting Statement on Cyprus Commonwealth Secretariat Logo

9 November 2020

The Commonwealth member states, having been briefed by the Foreign Minister of Cyprus accordingly, express deep concern over the announcement in Ankara on 6 October 2020 to open the coastline of Varosha in Cyprus, on 8 October 2020.

OPINION: Young people must play a role in political leadership and decision-making Secretary-General Patricia Scotland

6 November 2020

Young people around the world are waking up to a growing list of new and harsh realities. Trapped in the shadow of a relentless pandemic, many are being robbed of the usual opportunities of youth and denied even the chance to socialise with friends and family.

Officials trained to assess multi-billion dollar petroleum investments  Oil rig at sunset, Papua New Guinea

5 November 2020

More than 90 government officials from 11 nations have gained new skills that will help them make sound decisions on petroleum field development plans submitted by oil companies, to ensure they promote sustainable development.

Secretary-General opens innovation awards for sustainable development Secretary-General Innovation Awards banner

5 November 2020

A Commonwealth prize recognising the most impactful innovations in sustainable development has been launched by the Secretary-General.

Commonwealth Connectivity Agenda Cluster Week 3 Commonwealth Connectivity Agenda Cluster Week graphic

23 November 2020 to 8 December 2020

Commonwealth Leaders adopted the Commonwealth Connectivity Agenda (CCA) at the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) in April 2018, with a view to boost trade and investment links across the Commonwealth and raise intra-Commonwealth trade to US$2 trillion by 2030.

Commonwealth and UN Technology Bank join forces to support least developed countries

3 November 2020

The Commonwealth and UN Technology Bank have formed a new partnership to support least developed countries (LDCs) through technology transfer, capacity.

Statement by Commonwealth Secretary-General on the 2020 General Elections in the United Republic Of Tanzania Commonwealth Secretariat Logo

2 November 2020

The Commonwealth Secretary-General, The Rt Hon Patricia Scotland QC, has strongly urged authorities to investigate allegations regarding the recent general election in the United Republic of Tanzania of serious electoral irregularities, violence and of deaths, particularly in Zanzibar.

COVID-19 and Commodities: Assessing the impact on exports from Commonwealth countries  TEA PLANTATIONS IN MURANGA_ KENYA

5 November 2020

Commodity exports constitute a large share of world merchandise trade for many developing and developed countries. In 2019, of the US$18.9 trillion merchandise trade, around one third comprised commodities – 25 per cent and 30 per cent for developed and developing countries, respectively.

Commonwealth’s ambitions for supporting youth work sector Secretary-General of the Commonwealth speaking with youth leaders

2 November 2020

In Commonwealth Youth Work Week each year we acknowledge and accord due recognition the critical role of youth workers, and re-emphasise collective Commonwealth commitment to working alongside young people through government and other agencies on action to advance youth inclusion and empowerment.

UN recognition for the Commonwealth child and women’s rights champion Judge Martha Koome standing beside Commonwealth Secretary-General at the launch of the casebook in Nairobi, Kenya

2 November 2020

A leading advocate and champion of the Commonwealth's work to end violence against women and girls has won a prestigious UN award.

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