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Commonwealth landmark dialogue supports member countries with rapid COVID testing strategies Commonwealth Secretary-General speaking at virtual forum

13 October 2020

Officials from countries across the Commonwealth have joined doctors, pharmacists, researchers, test suppliers and World Health Organisation (WHO) experts to explore the best options for rapid COVID-19 testing.

Commonwealth Secretary-General: Indigenous people key to inclusive climate action Indigenous performers in British Columbia, Canada

12 October 2020

The Commonwealth Secretary-General has commended the invaluable contributions of indigenous peoples to the global fight against climate change, calling for more home-grown ‘regenerative’ solutions to be scaled up across the Commonwealth.

World Mental Health Day: Commonwealth Secretary-General urges countries to modernise mental health legislation Man alone in kitchen

9 October 2020

Commonwealth Secretary-General Patricia Scotland has impressed upon member countries the importance of examining mental health legislation to see whether it is in line with the UN Convention on the rights of persons with disabilities.

Commonwealth Secretary-General welcomes launch of prestigious Earthshot Prize Earth shot prize graphic

8 October 2020

The Commonwealth Secretary-General has welcomed the launch today by His Royal Highness The Duke of Cambridge of the Earthshot Prize.

Commonwealth toolkit designed to help member countries achieve gender equality targets women in food stool

5 October 2020

Commonwealth officials and women’s rights experts are developing a toolkit designed to help member countries realise UN-agreed gender equality targets by 2030.

Debt data quality tool to support better decision-making on public debt money coins

21 September 2020

The Commonwealth Secretariat and the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) have joined forces to create a pioneering resource to support countries facing tough decisions on public debt. 

Commonwealth countries back actions to combat climate change through land use Secretary-General Patricia Scotland

18 September 2020

Action around land use to slow climate change and biodiversity loss, gets vital boost from Commonwealth and United Nations partners during a breakthrough meeting.

Commonwealth Secretariat and NO MORE Foundation launch campaign against domestic and sexual violence across 54 countries Commonwealth Secretary-General Patricia Scotland speaking at the No More event

9 September 2020

The Commonwealth Secretariat and NO MORE Foundation have today launched a new campaign designed to help tackle the immediate crisis of the rapid increase in domestic and sexual violence due to the impacts of COVID-19

Event: Launch of ‘Commonwealth Says NO MORE’ portal for tackling domestic and sexual violence Worried girl sitting by herself

9 September 2020

The Commonwealth Secretariat and the NO MORE Foundation will launch a new digital portal on 9 September to help the 54 member countries tackle domestic and sexual violence.

Pandemic causing shrinking civil society space in the Commonwealth Human rights webinar screenshot

14 August 2020

Civil society organisations and human rights defenders are struggling to carry out their vital work amid strict measures imposed to curb Covid-19.