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Event: Data Skills to Inform Policy and Decision-Making workshop Webinar graphic

30 November 2020

Researchers, data scientists and statisticians from the Commonwealth are invited to a workshop for learning about using data for informing policy. Data Skills to Inform Policy and Decision-Making.

OPINION: Young people must play a role in political leadership and decision-making Secretary-General Patricia Scotland

6 November 2020

Young people around the world are waking up to a growing list of new and harsh realities. Trapped in the shadow of a relentless pandemic, many are being robbed of the usual opportunities of youth and denied even the chance to socialise with friends and family.

Secretary-General opens innovation awards for sustainable development Secretary-General Innovation Awards banner

5 November 2020

A Commonwealth prize recognising the most impactful innovations in sustainable development has been launched by the Secretary-General.

Commonwealth and UN Technology Bank join forces to support least developed countries

3 November 2020

The Commonwealth and UN Technology Bank have formed a new partnership to support least developed countries (LDCs) through technology transfer, capacity.

Statement by Commonwealth Secretary-General on the 2020 General Elections in the United Republic Of Tanzania Commonwealth Secretariat Logo

2 November 2020

The Commonwealth Secretary-General, The Rt Hon Patricia Scotland QC, has strongly urged authorities to investigate allegations regarding the recent general election in the United Republic of Tanzania of serious electoral irregularities, violence and of deaths, particularly in Zanzibar.

Commonwealth’s ambitions for supporting youth work sector Secretary-General of the Commonwealth speaking with youth leaders

2 November 2020

In Commonwealth Youth Work Week each year we acknowledge and accord due recognition the critical role of youth workers, and re-emphasise collective Commonwealth commitment to working alongside young people through government and other agencies on action to advance youth inclusion and empowerment.

Caribbean confronting huge human and financial costs of corruption Gold coins with a globe on top

30 October 2020

The wellbeing of vulnerable people is being threatened by corruption in addition to Covid-19, the climate crisis and economic challenges.

Commonwealth diplomatic masterclass goes virtual Diplomats at induction programme

30 October 2020

Envoys from across the Commonwealth will benefit from an exclusive masterclass on Commonwealth multilateralism, including how they can take full advantage of its programmes and networks to boost global cooperation.

Event: Commonwealth Diplomats Induction Programme Panel at the Diplomats induction

3 November 2020 to 5 November 2020

The annual Commonwealth Diplomats Induction Programme (CDIP) is a master class in the Commonwealth, organised for senior diplomats from member countries.

Secretary-General urges support for poorest countries a plantation worker at GPPOL area palm oil plantations Guadalcanal Solomon Islands

22 October 2020

The Commonwealth Secretary-General has called for “swift, coordinated, multilateral action” to support the world’s poorest nations, which are now even more vulnerable in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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