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Commonwealth diplomatic course hailed as ‘timely’ and ‘illuminating’ HE George Vella, President of Malta, addressing CIDP participants

12 November 2020

A specialised course for diplomats has highlighted the Commonwealth’s essential role on the global stage, with delegates commending its timely focus on international cooperation in a post-COVID world.

Commonwealth Secretary-General statement on attacks in Northern Mozambique Commonwealth Secretariat Logo

11 November 2020

Reacting to reports of attacks in the Cabo Delgado province of northern Mozambique the Commonwealth Secretary-General, The Rt Hon Patricia Scotland QC said:

Event: Impact of COVID-19 on older women and vulnerable groups Asian women in a field

26 November 2020

The role older women play in supporting families and building communities cannot be over-emphasised.

Event: Data Skills to Inform Policy and Decision-Making workshop Webinar graphic

30 November 2020

Researchers, data scientists and statisticians from the Commonwealth are invited to a workshop for learning about using data for informing policy. Data Skills to Inform Policy and Decision-Making.

Commonwealth Foreign Affairs Meeting Statement on Cyprus Commonwealth Secretariat Logo

9 November 2020

The Commonwealth member states, having been briefed by the Foreign Minister of Cyprus accordingly, express deep concern over the announcement in Ankara on 6 October 2020 to open the coastline of Varosha in Cyprus, on 8 October 2020.

OPINION: Young people must play a role in political leadership and decision-making Secretary-General Patricia Scotland

6 November 2020

Young people around the world are waking up to a growing list of new and harsh realities. Trapped in the shadow of a relentless pandemic, many are being robbed of the usual opportunities of youth and denied even the chance to socialise with friends and family.

Officials trained to assess multi-billion dollar petroleum investments  Oil rig at sunset, Papua New Guinea

5 November 2020

More than 90 government officials from 11 nations have gained new skills that will help them make sound decisions on petroleum field development plans submitted by oil companies, to ensure they promote sustainable development.

Secretary-General opens innovation awards for sustainable development Secretary-General Innovation Awards banner

5 November 2020

A Commonwealth prize recognising the most impactful innovations in sustainable development has been launched by the Secretary-General.

Commonwealth Connectivity Agenda Cluster Week 3 Commonwealth Connectivity Agenda Cluster Week graphic

23 November 2020 to 8 December 2020

Commonwealth Leaders adopted the Commonwealth Connectivity Agenda (CCA) at the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) in April 2018, with a view to boost trade and investment links across the Commonwealth and raise intra-Commonwealth trade to US$2 trillion by 2030.

Commonwealth and UN Technology Bank join forces to support least developed countries

3 November 2020

The Commonwealth and UN Technology Bank have formed a new partnership to support least developed countries (LDCs) through technology transfer, capacity.