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Commonwealth landmark dialogue supports member countries with rapid COVID testing strategies Commonwealth Secretary-General speaking at virtual forum

13 October 2020

Officials from countries across the Commonwealth have joined doctors, pharmacists, researchers, test suppliers and World Health Organisation (WHO) experts to explore the best options for rapid COVID-19 testing.

Commonwealth Secretary-General: Indigenous people key to inclusive climate action Indigenous performers in British Columbia, Canada

12 October 2020

The Commonwealth Secretary-General has commended the invaluable contributions of indigenous peoples to the global fight against climate change, calling for more home-grown ‘regenerative’ solutions to be scaled up across the Commonwealth.

Get involved with Youth Work Week in November youth week commonwealth

2 November 2020 to 6 November 2020

Youth workers today face tough and ever-increasing demands, supporting a population burdened with the multiplying and intensifying challenges of unemployment, pandemic, conflict and climate change.  

Pacific officials discuss regional trade facilitation pacific trade thumb

9 October 2020

Pacific Trade officials have wrapped up a two-day virtual workshop on the World Trade Organisation (WTO) Trade Facilitation Agreement aimed at reinvigorating intra-regional and global trade post Covid-19.

World Mental Health Day: Commonwealth Secretary-General urges countries to modernise mental health legislation Man alone in kitchen

9 October 2020

Commonwealth Secretary-General Patricia Scotland has impressed upon member countries the importance of examining mental health legislation to see whether it is in line with the UN Convention on the rights of persons with disabilities.

Disaster funds easier to access with new web portal Hurricane

9 October 2020

A new online portal launched by the Commonwealth Secretariat will help member countries easily find the right type of financial support to prepare for, respond to and recover from natural disasters.

Commonwealth Secretary-General welcomes launch of prestigious Earthshot Prize Earth shot prize graphic

8 October 2020

The Commonwealth Secretary-General has welcomed the launch today by His Royal Highness The Duke of Cambridge of the Earthshot Prize.

Commonwealth Finance Ministers call for extended financial support for vulnerable nations Commonwealth Secretariat Logo

7 October 2020

Commonwealth Finance Ministers have today issued their first joint statement in over a decade, in which they called on the G20, Paris Club, World Bank and IMF to extend financial support to vulnerable nations given the deep and widespread economic impact of the COVID19 pandemic.

Commonwealth support for women in politics during COVID-19 webinar screenshot

7 October 2020

The Commonwealth Secretariat is supporting women from Africa and the Caribbean in overcoming political hurdles caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Commonwealth toolkit designed to help member countries achieve gender equality targets women in food stool

5 October 2020

Commonwealth officials and women’s rights experts are developing a toolkit designed to help member countries realise UN-agreed gender equality targets by 2030.