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Post-COVID recovery should lock in ocean sustainability, says Commonwealth Secretary-General  Ancient fishing technique remained unchanged in Africa. Fisherman throwing a fishing net. The fisherman is back and is positioned on the edge of a traditional boat

8 June 2020

The Commonwealth Secretary-General is urging governments to ensure their countries’ post-COVID economic recoveries are environmentally sustainable and safe for the ocean.

The hidden pandemic alongside COVID-19 Worried girl looking down on bench

3 June 2020

As economies, institutions and social welfare sectors continue to buckle under the strain of the unprecedented COVID-19 pandemic crisis, there is a dangerous escalation in the risk to the millions of people caught in the clutches of domestic and gender-based violence. 

Commonwealth Secretary-General calls for urgent global response to coronavirus at World Health Assembly Secretary-General of the Commonwealth, Patricia Scotland

21 May 2020

The Commonwealth’s Secretary-General has encouraged the international community to take urgent multilateral action to tackle the coronavirus pandemic. 

Secretary-General urges breaking the silence on International Day against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia

17 May 2020

International Day against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia takes place on 17 May. This year’s theme is 'Breaking the Silence', which seeks to highlight the voices of the most vulnerable and marginalised in society while embracing our individual identities.

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.

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.

We must leverage the ‘Commonwealth Advantage’ to counter the economic fallout of COVID-19 Global transport

27 April 2020

The world is bracing for a massive hit to the global economy in the wake of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

Secretary-General welcomes findings of Cameroon Joint Commission of Inquiry and calls for speedy implementation Flag of Cameroon

23 April 2020

The Commonwealth Secretary-General has welcomed the findings of a Joint Commission of Inquiry into incidents in north-west Cameroon earlier this year.

Commonwealth collaboration to help fight coronavirus pandemic Secretary-General of Commonwealth speaking

21 April 2020

Commonwealth accredited organisations have launched a range of activities to respond to the coronavirus pandemic.

We should not go back to business as usual after coronavirus, says Secretary-General Commonwealth Secretary-General, Patricia Scotland

7 April 2020

Today there is an eerie silence across the globe. Bustling cities have gone quiet and highways that were once jammed with bumper to bumper traffic, are empty.

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