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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.

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.

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