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Blog: Pandemic in Paradise: The Challenges and Future Prospects of the Tourism Industry Market scene in Bridgetown, Barbados

22 May 2020

The coronavirus pandemic has caused many countries to question their reliance on the tourism industry. But what options remain for economic growth outside of tourism?

Commonwealth Secretary-General calls for urgent global response to coronavirus at World Health Assembly Secretary-General of the Commonwealth, Patricia Scotland

21 May 2020

The Commonwealth’s Secretary-General has encouraged the international community to take urgent multilateral action to tackle the coronavirus pandemic. 

LGBTI+ communities face equality and inclusion challenges during Covid-19 Speakers at the Commonwealth event commemorating International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia (IDAHOT)

20 May 2020

Acute challenges faced by LGBTI+ people must be addressed as part of an inclusive approach to tackling the Covid-19 pandemic.

Commonwealth health ministers agree to share advice and solutions in coronavirus battle Commonwealth Secretary-General Patricia Scotland and health ministers meeting at the virtual Health Ministers Meeting

19 May 2020

Commonwealth health ministers have agreed to coordinate their response in tackling the coronavirus pandemic.

Blog: Making technology an effective weapon in the battle against COVID-19 Satellite dish over looking a city

18 May 2020

Imagine a world without the internet and erase the last few decades of technological advancement. Then imagine how governments, schools and businesses would have dealt with the COVID-19 pandemic.

Secretary-General urges breaking the silence on International Day against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia

17 May 2020

International Day against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia takes place on 17 May. This year’s theme is 'Breaking the Silence', which seeks to highlight the voices of the most vulnerable and marginalised in society while embracing our individual identities.

New Senior Director for Economic, Youth and Sustainable Development Senior director for the Economic, Youth and Sustainable Development Directorate, Ruth Kattumuri

13 May 2020

The Commonwealth Secretariat has appointed a new senior director for the Economic, Youth and Sustainable Development Directorate.

Blog: Striking at the core of the COVID-19 employment crisis Two female youth's sitting on a bench in the Caribbean

12 May 2020

In the early months of 2020, much of the globe was put on pause as governments fought to contain the COVID-19 outbreak. For many, work came to a grinding halt as factories and shops were forced to close their doors, transforming a global health catastrophe into a labour market and economic crisis.

Event: Commonwealth Virtual Seminar Series – The Economics of COVID-19 Covid-19 stock photos

13 May 2020 to 10 June 2020

All Commonwealth countries will be hit hard by the economic impact of the coronavirus pandemic. To help countries to address the new challenges they are facing, the Commonwealth is hosting a virtual seminar series on ‘The Economics of COVID-19’ from May 13 to June 10.

Commonwealth countries must maintain essential non-COVID health care while tackling coronavirus pandemic A man donates blood at a hospital in Malaysia

9 May 2020

Countries should maintain essential health care to non-COVID-19 patients while dealing with the coronavirus pandemic.