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Statement by Commonwealth Secretary-General on the 2020 General Elections in the United Republic Of Tanzania Commonwealth Secretariat Logo

2 November 2020

The Commonwealth Secretary-General, The Rt Hon Patricia Scotland QC, has strongly urged authorities to investigate allegations regarding the recent general election in the United Republic of Tanzania of serious electoral irregularities, violence and of deaths, particularly in Zanzibar.

COVID-19 and Commodities: Assessing the impact on exports from Commonwealth countries  TEA PLANTATIONS IN MURANGA_ KENYA

5 November 2020

Commodity exports constitute a large share of world merchandise trade for many developing and developed countries. In 2019, of the US$18.9 trillion merchandise trade, around one third comprised commodities – 25 per cent and 30 per cent for developed and developing countries, respectively.

Commonwealth’s ambitions for supporting youth work sector Secretary-General of the Commonwealth speaking with youth leaders

2 November 2020

In Commonwealth Youth Work Week each year we acknowledge and accord due recognition the critical role of youth workers, and re-emphasise collective Commonwealth commitment to working alongside young people through government and other agencies on action to advance youth inclusion and empowerment.

UN recognition for the Commonwealth child and women’s rights champion Judge Martha Koome standing beside Commonwealth Secretary-General at the launch of the casebook in Nairobi, Kenya

2 November 2020

A leading advocate and champion of the Commonwealth's work to end violence against women and girls has won a prestigious UN award.

Commonwealth Blue Charter joins the search for first Earthshot Prize winners Underwater coral reef sea view landscape

1 November 2020

The Commonwealth Blue Charter, the Commonwealth’s flagship programme on ocean cooperation, has been invited to join a leading line-up of official nominators for the prestigious Earthshot Prize.

Join Commonwealth during London Global Cancer Week London Global Cancer Week logo

15 November 2020 to 20 November 2020

From 15 to 20 November, the Secretariat is joining forces with the Commonwealth Foundation and London Global Cancer Week to focus on strategies to prevent and treat the rising cases of this deadly disease.

Caribbean confronting huge human and financial costs of corruption Gold coins with a globe on top

30 October 2020

The wellbeing of vulnerable people is being threatened by corruption in addition to Covid-19, the climate crisis and economic challenges.

Commonwealth diplomatic masterclass goes virtual Diplomats at induction programme

30 October 2020

Envoys from across the Commonwealth will benefit from an exclusive masterclass on Commonwealth multilateralism, including how they can take full advantage of its programmes and networks to boost global cooperation.

Event: Commonwealth Action Series: Episode five on youth leadership in decision-making Youth Action series episode 5

4 November 2020

Young people will host the fifth episode of the Commonwealth Action Series to discuss ways to challenge the status quo and secure a voice in decision-making.

Event: Commonwealth Diplomats Induction Programme Panel at the Diplomats induction

3 November 2020 to 5 November 2020

The annual Commonwealth Diplomats Induction Programme (CDIP) is a master class in the Commonwealth, organised for senior diplomats from member countries.