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Commonwealth women’s affairs ministers back strong actions on gender equality CWMAG

11 May 2021

The inaugural meeting of the Commonwealth Women’s Ministers Action Group opened yesterday with calls for strong gender equality measures.

Event: Commonwealth Health Ministers Meeting 2021

20 May 2021 to 21 May 2021

Commonwealth health ministers will meet on 20 and 21 May 2021 for their annual summit.

CHOGM 2021 to be postponed due to COVID-19 pandemic Commonwealth Secretariat Logo

7 May 2021

His Excellency Paul Kagame, President of Rwanda, and Commonwealth Secretary-General, The Rt. Hon. Patricia Scotland QC, are today announcing the postponement of CHOGM 2021 as a result of the continuing impact of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Commonwealth ministers back strong youth agenda for Heads of Government meeting Secretary-General at  Commonwealth Youth Ministers Task Force meeting

6 May 2021

Youth ministers met on 9 April to agree priorities for young people at the upcoming Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) in Rwanda.

Statement by the Commonwealth Secretary-General on the COVID-19 situation in India commonwealth logo

28 April 2021

Speaking on the impact of the latest surge in Covid-19 cases in India the Commonwealth Secretary-General Patricia Scotland said: “On behalf of the whole Commonwealth family I want to express our deep concern and solidarity with the people and the Government of India [...]"

Commonwealth pays tribute to Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh Prince Phillip at Marlborough House reception

9 April 2021

It was announced today by Buckingham Palace that Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, died this morning at Windsor Castle.

Investment in technology, however useful, is not the solution to sport recovery, say debaters sport debate

1 April 2021

The fifth Commonwealth debate on sport ended in a draw as the teams argued that technology, however useful, is not the solution in itself to rebuilding the sport sector after the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Commonwealth Secretary-General congratulates Bangladesh on Golden Jubilee anniversary Commonwealth Secretary-General Patricia Scotland

26 March 2021

It is my privilege to convey the congratulations of the wider Commonwealth family to the people of Bangladesh as we join in celebrating fifty years since independence.

Secretary-General visits school for children with learning difficulties in Kenya Commonwealth Secretary-General accepting flowers from children in Kenya

26 March 2021

Patricia Scotland was welcomed with flowers at the Orione Community Training Centre on 25 March, a not-for-profit organization, and school for children with mental and intellectual disabilities in Nairobi.

Commonwealth to bolster action on sustainable land use management on the road to COP26 day of forests

19 March 2021

Commonwealth Secretary-General Patricia Scotland has urged member countries to integrate sustainable land use management into their national climate action plans, with a focus on nature-based solutions, on the road to the UN Climate Change Conference COP26 this November.