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Blog: Five ways governments can help small businesses in the informal sector survive COVID-19 A woman shops for fabric at a Lagos market

29 June 2020

In Africa, micro, small and medium-size enterprises (MSMEs) in the informal economy are particularly vulnerable to economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Commonwealth Secretariat receives New Zealand CFTC funding Commonwealth Secretariat Logo

26 June 2020

New Zealand has provided its funding to the Commonwealth Fund for Technical Co-operation (CFTC).

Secretary-General of the Commonwealth speaks on the postponement of CHOGM due to COVID-19 Secretary-General of the Commonwealth, Patricia Scotland speaking to camera

25 June 2020

Commonwealth Secretary-General, Patricia Scotland spoke to mark the fact that, if not for the Coronavirus Pandemic, the Commonwealth would be holding its CHOGM summit this week in Kigali, Rwanda.

Commonwealth Secretariat statement on the general election process in Guyana Commonwealth Secretariat Logo

24 June 2020

The Commonwealth continues to be concerned that the 2 March 2020 General Election process in Guyana is not yet concluded

Commonwealth leaders hold virtual meeting on the COVID-19 crisis Commonwealth Secretariat Logo

24 June 2020

Leaders and representatives from across the Commonwealth have today held a virtual meeting to share solutions and ways of working that can help to combat the impacts of COVID-19.

Event: Commonwealth leaders’ virtual meeting on COVID-19 Scientist holding the globe

24 June 2020

Leaders and representatives of the 54 Commonwealth countries will hold a one-off virtual meeting on 24 June to discuss COVID-19.

Commonwealth launches webinar series to counter violent extremism Screen shot of participants in the CVE webinar

22 June 2020

A webinar series has been launched by the Commonwealth Secretariat to help counter violent extremism and hate speech online.

Commonwealth Secretariat partners with Universities of Oxford and Cambridge to offer fintech training to member states Fintech visuals on a tablet

22 June 2020

The Commonwealth has launched a new Financial Technology, or fintech, programme to boost governments’ capacity and knowledge of the industry.

Commonwealth Secretary-General urges peaceful, credible and inclusive elections in Malawi Flag of  Malawi

20 June 2020

Commonwealth Secretary-General, The Rt Hon Patricia Scotland QC, urges all electoral and political stakeholders in Malawi to play their part in contributing to a peaceful and credible presidential election in Malawi on 23 June 2020. 

Commonwealth Secretariat supports peace and dialogue in Malawi for upcoming polls woman in Malawi voting

19 June 2020

The Commonwealth Secretariat is supporting “home-grown" initiatives in Malawi designed to help ensure a peaceful and credible re-run of the presidential election.