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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.

Commonwealth Blue Charter joins the search for first Earthshot Prize winners Underwater coral reef sea view landscape

1 November 2020

The Commonwealth Blue Charter, the Commonwealth’s flagship programme on ocean cooperation, has been invited to join a leading line-up of official nominators for the prestigious Earthshot Prize.

Join Commonwealth during London Global Cancer Week London Global Cancer Week logo

15 November 2020 to 20 November 2020

From 15 to 20 November, the Secretariat is joining forces with the Commonwealth Foundation and London Global Cancer Week to focus on strategies to prevent and treat the rising cases of this deadly disease.

Caribbean confronting huge human and financial costs of corruption Gold coins with a globe on top

30 October 2020

The wellbeing of vulnerable people is being threatened by corruption in addition to Covid-19, the climate crisis and economic challenges.

Commonwealth diplomatic masterclass goes virtual Diplomats at induction programme

30 October 2020

Envoys from across the Commonwealth will benefit from an exclusive masterclass on Commonwealth multilateralism, including how they can take full advantage of its programmes and networks to boost global cooperation.

Event: Commonwealth Action Series: Episode five on youth leadership in decision-making Youth Action series episode 5

4 November 2020

Young people will host the fifth episode of the Commonwealth Action Series to discuss ways to challenge the status quo and secure a voice in decision-making.

Event: Commonwealth Diplomats Induction Programme Panel at the Diplomats induction

3 November 2020 to 5 November 2020

The annual Commonwealth Diplomats Induction Programme (CDIP) is a master class in the Commonwealth, organised for senior diplomats from member countries.

Event for young peace ambassadors: The Power of Youth to Build Peace in the Commonwealth Flyer for event

10 November 2020

The Commonwealth Secretariat Countering Violent Extremism (CVE) Unit in partnership with the Commonwealth Youth Peace Ambassadors Network (CYPAN), is pleased to announce an upcoming event, entitled The Power of Youth to Build Peace in the Commonwealth.

Commonwealth countries adopt statement on promoting human rights through sport Athletes practicing boxing in Stadium

27 October 2020

Commonwealth member countries have unanimously adopted a statement to promote human rights and tackle discrimination at all levels of sport - from community games to elite sporting events.

Statement by Commonwealth Secretary-General Ahead of the 2020 General Elections in Tanzania Commonwealth Secretariat Logo

27 October 2020

Ahead of the 2020 General Elections in the United Republic of Tanzania on 28 October, the Commonwealth Secretary-General, The Rt Hon Patricia Scotland QC has issued a statement.