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Event: 2021 Commonwealth Youth Awards ceremony Commonwealth Youth Awards Graphic

10 March 2021

The winners of the annual Commonwealth Youth Awards will be announced on 10 March. The ceremony will take place during Commonwealth Week and will be held virtually for the first time due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Twenty finalists from 18 countries are up for five regional awards. Of the five regional winners, one outstanding young person will become the Commonwealth Young Person of the Year 2021.

Online performance management training for governments launched View of Lagos Island

28 January 2021

The Commonwealth Secretariat has launched an online training programme on performance management for member governments.

Statement by the Commonwealth Secretary-General on Guyana-Venezuela controversy Commonwealth logo

14 January 2021

The Commonwealth Secretary-General is deeply concerned by the promulgation of a decree by Venezuela that it has sovereignty over the area adjacent to Guyana’s Essequibo coast, and other recent statements by that country regarding its border controversy with Guyana.

Statement by the Commonwealth Secretary-General ahead of the 2021 General Elections in Uganda commonwealth logo

13 January 2021

Ahead of the 2021 General Elections in Uganda on 14 January, the Commonwealth Secretary-General, the Rt Hon Patricia Scotland QC, has called on all Ugandans, in particular political leaders, to uphold Uganda and the Commonwealth’s shared values of peace, tolerance and inclusivity.

Nominations open for young people to join Commonwealth Youth Council Commonwealth Youth Council at CHOGM 2018

11 January 2021

Nominations are open for young leaders to apply to stand for positions on the Commonwealth Youth Council, the body which represents the Commonwealth’s 1.4 billion young people.

Commonwealth countries end the year with ‘uplifting’ and ‘powerful’ musical collaboration Virtual performance

22 December 2020

Secretary-General Patricia Scotland has described a never-before-attempted musical feat as “uplifting and a powerful testament to the Commonwealth’s resilience”.

Secretary-General announces four special envoys and champions

11 December 2020

The Commonwealth Secretary-General Patricia Scotland has today announced the names of four special envoys and champions who will promote the Commonwealth’s values and principles around the world.

OPINION: Can we rise from the COVID-19 ashes and win the climate battle? Local people in floods

11 December 2020

When 197 countries adopted the Paris Agreement on Climate Change in 2015, I remember feeling an extraordinary surge of hope – for multilateralism, for science, for humanity.

‘Happy to be back in the Commonwealth,’ Gambian President tells Secretary-General The Gambia President Barrow with Patricia Scotland Secretary General of The Commonwealth

10 December 2020

Gambian President Adama Barrow has told the Commonwealth Secretary-General that his country is “happy to be back” in the family. The Secretary-General is in The Gambia for her first official visit since the country re-joined the Commonwealth in 2018 - almost five years after leaving the association. She commented: “President Barrow’s words are a testimony to the longstanding partnership between The Gambia and the Commonwealth."

Opinion: Commonwealth Secretary-General says Covid-19 threatens girls’ access to education Students in Solomon Islands

10 December 2020

To mark Human Rights Day, Commonwealth Secretary-General Patricia Scotland writes about the need for legislation and policies to ensure that wherever possible girls remain in school. Girls generally experience more barriers to education than their male counterparts, and this has been exacerbated yet further by the COVID-19 pandemic.

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