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Blog: Building Strategic Partnerships to Support Peaceful and Inclusive Elections in Member States The Commonwealth Observer Group monitors the polls as a woman casts her ballot in the Zambia 2021 elections

24 September 2021

At a time when the world is going through multiple challenges that have, to a large extent, been amplified by the debilitating effects of the Covid-19 pandemic, it is incumbent upon peacebuilding institutions to ramp up investments in national and international efforts to strengthen inclusive, equitable and sustainable structures for long-term post-pandemic peace and prosperity.  

2021 Peace Day message by the Secretary-General of the Commonwealth 2021 Peace Day message by the Secretary-General of the Commonwealth

21 September 2021

Secretary-General of the Commonwealth, the Rt Hon Patricia Scotland QC, shares a video message to mark International Day of Peace, which is observed globally on 21 September.

The Bahamas weathers Hurricane and Covid-19 to hold “credible, inclusive and transparent” elections-Commonwealth Observer Group Chair of the Commonwealth Observer Group for The Bahamas holding a press conference

19 September 2021

The Commonwealth Observer Group (COG) deployed to The Bahamas to observe the 2021 General Election has released their statement on its preliminary findings on the election stating the overall process was “credible, inclusive, and transparent.”

Commonwealth observers watch as ballots cast in Bahamas election Former Jamaican Prime Minister Bruce Golding observes at a polling station

16 September 2021

Commonwealth observers have been deployed to polling stations across The Bahamas as the 2021 general election got underway.

Former Jamaican Prime Minister to lead Commonwealth Observer Group, as The Bahamas holds general election Commonwealth Observer Group members

11 September 2021

Former Prime Minister of Jamaica HE Bruce Golding is heading up a team from the Commonwealth tasked with observing the Bahamian 2021 General Elections scheduled for 16 September 2021.

Secretary-General celebrates 'miracle' of Zambian unity as new President is sworn in Commonwealth Secretary-General and Zambia’s seventh President Hakainde Hichilema at his inauguration ceremony

25 August 2021

Commonwealth Secretary-General has attended the inauguration ceremony of Zambia’s seventh President Hakainde Hichilema in Lusaka.

Commonwealth observers urge ‘restraint’ as Zambia awaits election results Chair of the Commonwealth Observer Group for Zambia holding a press conference

14 August 2021

The Commonwealth Observer Group (COG) in Zambia has issued a preliminary report of their findings, calling for patience and restraint from stakeholders as they await final results.

Commonwealth Observers in position as Zambians head to the polls Commonwealth Observers talking to voters in Zambia

12 August 2021

Voters got up early in Zambia this morning and headed straight to the polls, which opened at 6am. Long but COVID-safe queues formed outside polling stations in Lusaka, with people standing a metre apart.

Commonwealth Observer Group begins its work in run-up to Zambia elections Commonwealth Secretariat Logo

7 August 2021

The Commonwealth Observer Group (COG) has arrived in Lusaka, Zambia, in preparation for the August 12 general elections.

Zambia elections: Commonwealth observer group to be headed by former President of Tanzania Flag of Zambia

2 August 2021

Former President of Tanzania, HE Dr Jakaya Kikwete, will lead a group of eminent persons from across the Commonwealth to observe Zambia’s general elections scheduled for 12 August.