The impact of COVID-19 is being felt in every corner of the world, with leaders across the Commonwealth’s 54 nations facing unprecedented challenges.
As such, the values and aspirations of the Commonwealth remain as important as ever.
Member countries have committed to work together to promote prosperity, democracy and peace, amplify the voice of small states, and protect the environment.
The postponement of the 26th Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) due to the ongoing pandemic is unfortunate but understandable.
However, this Interim Report, echoes the intention of the Meeting: “to explore how Commonwealth nations can pool resources and innovations to transform joint challenges into exciting opportunities”.
The Commonwealth Health Report 2020 comes at a time when health is in the headlines across the world. Coronavirus, declared a global health emergency by the WHO, is putting huge pressure on countries’ health services, and reinforces the need to build stronger health systems for universal health coverage. It is also a stark reminder of the importance of international collaboration, political commitment and knowledge sharing – to deal not only with health emergencies, but to increase life expectancy, reduce maternal and child mortality, fight against leading communicable diseases and address the growing burden of noncommunicable diseases.
Featuring a series of commissioned articles from leading education experts including Ministers of Education and high-level representatives within UN agencies, Commonwealth organisations, NGOs and the education sector, this publication discusses some of the Commonwealth’s most pressing education challenges, and looks at effective strategies to help Commonwealth member states achieve the ambitions of Sustainable Development Goal 4:
“Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all.”
Produced in partnership with the Royal Commonwealth Society, the CHOGM 2018 Report was distributed to the attendees of the four days of events which took place in London.
The 2018 CHOGM brought together leaders from Commonwealth countries to reaffirm common values and address shared global challenges. The theme for the Meeting was ‘Towards a Common Future’ and focused on building on the strengths of the Commonwealth to ensure the unique organisation helps member states deliver a more prosperous, secure, sustainable and fair future for all citizens, particularly young people.
The Report includes perspectives from HRH The Prince of Wales, the Rt. Hon. Theresa May, H.E. Yoweri Museveni, the Hon. Dr. Joseph Muscat and the Rt. Hon. Freundel Stuart, amongst a number of other high level contributions.
This prestigious book is published to mark HM The Queen’s 90th Birthday and the start of her 65th year as Head of the Commonwealth. The publication is a celebration of The Queen’s life, her interests and passions, and her dedication to the Commonwealth and international affairs. It features highlights of Her Majesty the Queen’s 90 years and in particular her unique position of unity and strength at the heart of the Commonwealth.
The ACU is an international organisation dedicated to building a better world through higher education.
We believe that international collaboration is central to this ambition. By bringing universities together from around the world – and crucially the people who study and work within them ‒ we help to advance knowledge, promote understanding, broaden minds, and improve lives.
We champion higher education as a cornerstone of stronger societies, supporting our members, partners, and stakeholders as they adapt to a changing world.
Hosted by the Government of Canada and headquartered in Burnaby, Canada, the Commonwealth of Learning (COL) is the world’s only intergovernmental organisation solely concerned with the promotion and development of distance education and open learning.
COL was created by Commonwealth Heads of Government to encourage the development and sharing of open learning/distance education knowledge, resources and technologies.
COL is helping developing nations improve access to quality education and training.
Founded in 1868, the Royal Commonwealth Society (RCS) is the oldest and largest civil society organisation dedicated to the Commonwealth. Commonwealth Business Communications is proud to have partnered with the RCS since 2011, to promote dialogue and partnerships, and to celebrate the great value of the modern Commonwealth.