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Blog: Striking at the core of the COVID-19 employment crisis Two female youth's sitting on a bench in the Caribbean

12 May 2020

In the early months of 2020, much of the globe was put on pause as governments fought to contain the COVID-19 outbreak. For many, work came to a grinding halt as factories and shops were forced to close their doors, transforming a global health catastrophe into a labour market and economic crisis.

Event: Commonwealth Virtual Seminar Series – The Economics of COVID-19 Covid-19 stock photos

13 May 2020 to 10 June 2020

All Commonwealth countries will be hit hard by the economic impact of the coronavirus pandemic. To help countries to address the new challenges they are facing, the Commonwealth is hosting a virtual seminar series on ‘The Economics of COVID-19’ from May 13 to June 10.

Commonwealth countries must maintain essential non-COVID health care while tackling coronavirus pandemic A man donates blood at a hospital in Malaysia

9 May 2020

Countries should maintain essential health care to non-COVID-19 patients while dealing with the coronavirus pandemic.

Seychelles milestone offers lessons on marine protection

8 May 2020

Commonwealth countries committed to saving the ocean will benefit from new knowledge gained from the Seychelles, which has just designated almost a third of its ocean as marine protected areas (MPAs).

Event: Commonwealth Health Ministers Meeting 2020 researchers in a lab

14 May 2020

The Commonwealth health ministers will meet virtually on 14 May for their annual summit.

Mozambique elections 2019: Commonwealth Observer Group make recommendations for improved elections in the future people waiting to vote

7 May 2020

The Commonwealth Observer Group (COG) has commended Mozambicans for voting in a largely peaceful and orderly manner during the 2019 Presidential, National and Provincial Assembly elections.

Top chefs join Commonwealth social media challenge to fight COVID-19

1 May 2020

Some of the coolest chefs in London have joined the Commonwealth's #HowIFightCovid19 social media challenge to volunteer their cookery skills.

Pro bono legal support to help developing countries through Covid-19 crisis Stock picture of money, globe and justice scales

29 April 2020

The Commonwealth is joining forces with law firms to give member countries expert help on mitigating the devastating effects of Covid-19 on people’s livelihoods.

Commonwealth adviser worked tirelessly to improve health of billions Mbololwa Mbikusita-Lewanika, health adviser at the Commonwealth Secretariat

29 April 2020

A stalwart campaigner who fought on global health issues affecting the Commonwealth’s 2.4 billion people has sadly died.

Protecting school feeding programmes to support children during Covid-19 Student writing outdoors

29 April 2020

Last week, millions of children and young people should have been returning to classrooms after the Easter break.