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Educate women to reverse climate change

23 August 2017

Patricia Scotland, the Commonwealth’s Secretary-General, encouraged young leaders to tackle the biggest challenges facing their generation at a training event in Scotland this week.

Secretary-General to address Council for Education in the Commonwealth annual conference

22 August 2017

Commonwealth Secretary-General Patricia Scotland will deliver the keynote address at a major education conference in Namibia next week.

Commonwealth countries hit by floods in South Asia

19 August 2017

On learning of the monsoon floods that have killed hundreds of people and displaced more than 16 million citizens across South Asia, Commonwealth Secretary-General Patricia Scotland has expressed her deep sorrow for those affected.

Commonwealth Secretary-General’s Africa tour

17 August 2017

Watch as she recounts her experiences of visiting Uganda, Zambia, Tanzania and Mozambique.

Blog: The Kazan Action Plan is set to overhaul sports policy

17 August 2017

To maximise the impact of sport at community level, new tactics are needed that mainstream sports policy into national development plans. The newly adopted Kazan Action Plan provides a game plan for governments to do this.

Commonwealth supports Jamaica to diversify its trade offer

16 August 2017

New opportunities for Jamaica to benefit from emerging markets and Brexit have been set out in two key publication by the Commonwealth Secretariat.

Commonwealth warns of climate change threat to Caribbean states

16 August 2017

Global warming could have a devastating impact on Caribbean countries, according to experts from the Commonwealth Secretariat and across the region.

Commonwealth mourns for hundreds killed in Sierra Leone mudslide

15 August 2017

Commonwealth Secretary-General Patricia Scotland has expressed her shock and profound sadness following a deadly mudslide and heavy flooding in Sierra Leone.

Commonwealth Secretariat lauded for “positive changes”

15 August 2017

Mozambique’s President Filipe Nyusi has joined leaders across Africa to praise the Secretariat for the revamping and the renewed relevance of the Commonwealth.

Blog: Belize has a national trade policy within its sights

11 August 2017

Terrence Simfukwe is a trade adviser seconded to Belize’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade under the Hub and Spokes programme. Prior to his posting in 2016, he was principal economist for foreign trade in Zambia’s Ministry of Commerce, Trade and Industry. In this blog, Mr Simfukwe outlines Belize’s efforts to develop a national trade policy.