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Secretary-General urges acceptance of Guyana recount results Commonwealth Secretariat Logo

15 June 2020

I welcome the report of the CARICOM Observer Team to the Recount of the Guyana 2 March 2020 elections and commend them for their brave and selfless service.

A statement on the current situation in Malawi Flag of Malawi

15 June 2020

Statement by the Commonwealth spokesperson on the current situation in Malawi

COVID-19 and Child Slavery: Commonwealth assesses impacts of pandemic on poorest children Panellists on the virtual seminar

12 June 2020

Anti-slavery advocates have attended an online Commonwealth forum to share their concerns about the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the world's most vulnerable children.

Commonwealth Secretariat welcomes new domestic violence law for Seychelles Seychelles President signing domestic violence act

10 June 2020

The Commonwealth Secretary-General has welcomed new legislation in Seychelles that will help curb violence against women and girls.

Blog: What is lost in the smoke of COVID-19

8 June 2020

When countries shuttered their shops, closed their markets, and cordoned off places of gathering to help ward off the coronavirus, they did so out of immediate concern for the health and wellbeing of their citizens.

Post-COVID recovery should lock in ocean sustainability, says Commonwealth Secretary-General  Ancient fishing technique remained unchanged in Africa. Fisherman throwing a fishing net. The fisherman is back and is positioned on the edge of a traditional boat

8 June 2020

The Commonwealth Secretary-General is urging governments to ensure their countries’ post-COVID economic recoveries are environmentally sustainable and safe for the ocean.

Work on eSwatini’s human rights laws goes on with Commonwealth support Group shot of eSwatini Commission on Human Rights and Public Administration

5 June 2020

Continuing Commonwealth support is being provided in eSwatini to help ensure the country’s national human rights institution meets international standards.

Applications open for Commonwealth young researcher challenge

5 June 2020

The Commonwealth is co-launching a project to help young researchers examine the impact of COVID-19 on education systems.

New Interim Spokesperson and Director of Communications Photo of Matt Petterson

3 June 2020

The Commonwealth Secretariat is pleased to announce Matt Patterson’s appointment as Interim Spokesperson and Director of Communications.

The hidden pandemic alongside COVID-19 Worried girl looking down on bench

3 June 2020

As economies, institutions and social welfare sectors continue to buckle under the strain of the unprecedented COVID-19 pandemic crisis, there is a dangerous escalation in the risk to the millions of people caught in the clutches of domestic and gender-based violence.