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Commonwealth concern for the needs of older people Commonwealth logo

20 March 2020

At this time of global crisis resulting from the coronavirus pandemic, our Commonwealth focus turns – as it always does – to the most vulnerable and least resilient.

18 March Statement from the Commonwealth Observer Group to Guyana

18 March 2020

The Commonwealth Observer Group to the 2 March 2020 General and Regional Elections was constituted and deployed by the Commonwealth Secretary-General, Patricia Scotland, following an invitation from the Government of Guyana. The Group withdrew from Guyana on 15 March 2020. 

Commonwealth response to Coronavirus epidemic Commonwealth Secretariat Logo

16 March 2020

The rapid spread of the coronavirus epidemic has demonstrated to us with deadly and distressing clarity how closely we are interconnected as humankind.

March 16 statement from the Secretary-General of the Commonwealth on Guyana elections Commonwealth Secretariat Logo

16 March 2020

My statement of 13 March expressed deep concern that the tabulation of Region 4 results after the 2 March General and Regional Elections was not transparently conducted in accordance with the ruling of the Acting Chief Justice.

Commonwealth Day wrapped up with Royal reception Prince Charles and Secretary-General of the Commonwealth at Commonwealth Day Reception

9 March 2020

An annual reception to mark Commonwealth Day was held at Marlborough House, the Commonwealth’s headquarters in London today.

Commonwealth gathering urges countries to make this ‘the decade of gender equality’ Women on the panel discussion

7 March 2020

A Commonwealth gathering has called for an end to gender inequality by 2030 so every girl can have the same opportunities as boys.

Commonwealth Day Message by the Secretary-General Commonwealth Secretary-General, Patricia Scotland

7 March 2020

Read the Commonwealth Day 2020 Message by the Commonwealth Secretary-General, Patricia Scotland.

Drought-hit Barbados aims for one million trees to mitigate climate impact Commonwealth Secretary-General planting a tree

28 February 2020

The tranquil waters and palm-lined beaches in Barbados mask a rising threat. That this same water can engulf and endanger all if ample action is not taken. 

Climate crisis is a global human rights challenge Two men walking through Kampala, Uganda after a flood

26 February 2020

Commonwealth Secretary-General Patricia Scotland today addressed the High Level Segment of the UN Human Rights Council’s 43rd Regular Session in Geneva.

Commonwealth cricket match will see legends bat for charity in Barbados

25 February 2020

Cricket legends will play a ‘Peace at the Crease’ charity cricket match in Barbados on 17 October.

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