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Sport policy during the coronavirus pandemic A football on a pitch

31 March 2020

To help sports policymakers and officials make good decisions about sport and exercise during the pandemic the Commonwealth is sharing lessons learned so far by sports policymakers around the Commonwealth.

Young Jamaican’s invention could help tackle the spread of viruses like COVID-19 Rayvon Stewart, young Jamaican inventor

31 March 2020

Five years ago more than 40 babies born in Jamaican hospitals became infected with lethal bacteria - half of them died. The situation caught the attention of Jamaican technology student Rayvon Stewart who set about finding a way to curb the spread of harmful germs.

Commonwealth urges use of World Health Organization Whats App service Whatsapp icon on smartphone

24 March 2020

As the COVID-19 pandemic impacts communities across the Commonwealth, the Commonwealth is urging countries and their citizens to make use of the information and resources provided by the World Health Organization.

Commonwealth develops tracker to help countries monitor coronavirus Coronavirus (COVID-19)

24 March 2020

The Commonwealth has developed a coronavirus tracker that shows daily cases in member countries. The tracker collects data from the World Health Organization (WHO) and shows the total confirmed coronavirus cases and deaths in the affected member countries.

Commonwealth receives UK CFTC funding Commonwealth logo

24 March 2020

Earlier this year the UK announced it was putting conditions on part of its funding to the Commonwealth Secretariat. We can now confirm the United Kingdom's £4.7million worth of funds has been received.

Commonwealth helps Jamaica secure grant to promote gender responsive climate action Street scene in Jamaica

23 March 2020

The Commonwealth Climate Finance Access Hub has successfully helped Jamaica to secure a grant of over US$270,000 to integrate gender concerns into their climate action planning process. 

Commonwealth concern for the needs of older people Commonwealth logo

20 March 2020

At this time of global crisis resulting from the coronavirus pandemic, our Commonwealth focus turns – as it always does – to the most vulnerable and least resilient.

Your chance to join the Commonwealth Youth Council Elected executive members of the 2018-2020 Commonwealth Youth Council at The Commonwealth Youth Forum 2018 in London

19 March 2020

The nomination deadline has been extended for 9 youth leaders to represent the Commonwealth’s 1.4 billion young people on the Commonwealth Youth Council. Have you got what it takes?

Coronavirus and the 2020 Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting in Rwanda Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting 2020 logo

19 March 2020

The Commonwealth Secretariat and the Government of Rwanda are monitoring developments regarding the spread and impact of the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) very closely. We will apply guidance provided by the World Health Organization and we will update member countries in due course.

18 March Statement from the Commonwealth Observer Group to Guyana

18 March 2020

The Commonwealth Observer Group to the 2 March 2020 General and Regional Elections was constituted and deployed by the Commonwealth Secretary-General, Patricia Scotland, following an invitation from the Government of Guyana. The Group withdrew from Guyana on 15 March 2020. 

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