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.
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.
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.
A Commonwealth prize recognising the most impactful innovations in sustainable development has been launched by the Secretary-General.
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.
The Commonwealth and UN Technology Bank have formed a new partnership to support least developed countries (LDCs) through technology transfer, capacity.
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.
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.
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.
A leading advocate and champion of the Commonwealth's work to end violence against women and girls has won a prestigious UN award.