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Event: Impact of COVID-19 on women’s political, electoral and governance participation in Africa and the Caribbean elections in Dominica

2 October 2020

This webinar series is part of the Commonwealth Secretariat effort at fostering virtual dialogues on the gendered and shadow impact of COVID-19 on women, through its Inclusive Dialogue and Women’s Political Participation Project.

Build on 40 years of democratic endeavour, Secretary-General tells elections observation symposium elections at 40 symposium

17 September 2020

The Commonwealth’s Secretary-General has urged member countries to focus on building a more equal, inclusive and sustainable world, despite the COVID-19 pandemic.

Secretary-General calls for ‘heroic action’ in Africa’s corruption fight screen shot of the panelists from the webinar

15 September 2020

Anti-corruption and asset recovery efforts by agencies in Africa have been praised by the Commonwealth Secretary-General.

Event: Regional Conference for Anti-Corruption Agencies in Africa Small globe with justice scales on coins graphic

7 September 2020 to 9 September 2020

The Commonwealth Secretariat is hosting the 2020 Regional Conference for Anti-Corruption Agencies in Africa.

Applications open for Commonwealth youth to lead on human rights and democracy Four women smiling at the Camera

19 August 2020

Applications are open for eight young people to lead the charge in protecting and promoting human rights across the Commonwealth.

Political calling for young people in the Caribbean politics and youth webinar speakers

14 August 2020

The Commonwealth Secretariat is supporting a Jamaican initiative to get young people in the Caribbean more involved in politics.

OPINION: Tribute to Owen Arthur from the members of the Commonwealth Observer Group to Guyana Commonwealth Observer Group to Guyana

4 August 2020

If one moment brought us together in our role as an election observer group it was the warm and witty welcome of the Rt. Hon Owen Seymour Arthur in our conference room at the Cara Lodge Hotel.

Commonwealth Secretary-General statement on resolution of Guyana electoral impasse Commonwealth Secretariat Logo

3 August 2020

I extend congratulations to His Excellency Dr Irfan Ali upon his swearing-in as President of the Cooperative Republic of Guyana following the declaration of the 2 March General Election and Regional election results on 2 August 2020 by the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM). 

Namibia 2019 General Elections ‘competitive, generally peaceful and well managed’ Commonwealth Observer press conference

15 July 2020

The participation of an independent candidate and the candidacy of a woman for president were “unprecedented developments” in Namibia’s electoral history, according to a Commonwealth Observer Group.

Statement by the Secretary-General of the Commonwealth on Guyana Electoral Process Commonwealth Secretariat Logo

12 July 2020

I note and welcome the 9 July 2020 statement from the Chairman of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), Prime Minister of St Vincent and the Grenadines, Dr. The Hon. Ralph Gonsalves, which called on all stakeholders to respect the ruling of the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ), Guyana’s final court of appeal