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Friends of the Commonwealth Secretariat mark Commonwealth Secretariat’s 55th Anniversary at event in India Secretary-General Patricia Scotland

3 July 2020

The 55th anniversary of the founding of the Commonwealth Secretariat has been marked by supporters in India during a special virtual event.

Event: Commonwealth ministerial forum on impact of COVID-19 on sport football on ground in stadium

23 July 2020

Ministers and officials from the 54 Commonwealth countries will meet on 23 July to discuss the impact of COVID-19 on the sport sector. 

Deadline to enter 2021 Commonwealth education awards extended Teacher with students in a Solomon Islands College

30 June 2020

The deadline to enter the 2021 Commonwealth education awards for good practice has been extended to 31 August 2020.

Commonwealth Secretary-General congratulates Malawians and newly elected President, urges unity Woman voting in Malawi

30 June 2020

The Secretary-General congratulates the people of Malawi for their resolute commitment to democracy demonstrated in the conduct of the 23 June 2020 election

Rapid mapping technology to help Caribbean through looming hurricane season Map of Hurricane Harold damage in Vanuatu

29 June 2020

Powerful satellite technology can help Caribbean countries better manage natural disasters and boost climate resilience, as the region braces for a busy hurricane season.

How Commonwealth young people are promoting language for inclusion Children being taught in outdoors classroom in Kenya

29 June 2020

Estimates show only 2 billion of the world’s 7.8 billion people speak these languages, either as a native or non-native language.

Virtual Event: Examining impact and opportunities of COVID-19 on youth sector in Caribbean Group of youth on a beach

30 June 2020

The Commonwealth Secretariat will meet officials from organisations and ministries of youth in the Caribbean on 30 June to discuss specific challenges they face in delivering services during and after the COVID-19 crisis. 

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.