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Secretary-General extends condolences to flood victims in Bangladesh

14 June 2017

Patricia Scotland, Secretary-General of the Commonwealth, has expressed her sympathy to all those affected by extreme flooding in Bangladesh. “It saddens my heart to hear of such human suffering,” she stated. “My sincere condolences to the families of people who have lost their lives. Once the waters subside, the Commonwealth must come together to help people re-build their lives.”

Secretary-General joins a universal call on behalf of humanity in Montreal

14 June 2017

Secretary-General, Patricia Scotland, has joined the leaders of the Francophonie, the Ibero-American General Secretariat and the Community of Portuguese-speaking Countries to make a universal call on behalf of humanity at the International Economic Forum of the Americas in Montreal.

‘Game changing’ Blue Charter to guide nations in sustainable ocean development

9 June 2017

A Commonwealth proposal to create a Blue Charter of principles for sustainable ocean development has been greeted with the enthusiastic support of governments and partners at this week’s UN Ocean Conference.

‘Preserve ocean health,’ urges Commonwealth Secretary-General at Ocean Conference

6 June 2017

Commonwealth Secretary-General Patricia Scotland today urged the world to take action to protect the ocean environment and safeguard the future of nations who depend on the marine economy for national development.

Blog: Transforming Kenya’s economy through its first ever national trade policy

5 June 2017

Kenya's new National Trade Policy aims to grow and enhance productivity, develop infrastructure, and improve the quality of products.

Commonwealth Secretariat to hold minute silence for London terror victims

5 June 2017

Flags are flying at half-mast at the headquarters of the Commonwealth at Marlborough House in London today.

Commonwealth Observer Group issues Lesotho elections Interim Statement

5 June 2017

The Chairperson of the Commonwealth Observer Group to the 2017 National Assembly Elections in Lesotho elections has commended the Basotho for the peaceful and orderly manner in which they voted on 3 June

Statement by Commonwealth Secretary-General Patricia Scotland on attacks in London

4 June 2017

My condolences, thoughts and prayers are with the government and people of the United Kingdom following the latest terror attack in London last night.

Podcast: 'Sport for a Better World?’ a Commonwealth research symposium

2 June 2017

Leading researchers and participants behind a new research project, ‘Sport for a Better World?’ look at the impact of sport as a tool for development and peace.

CommonTies event strengthens Commonwealth reach

1 June 2017

Nearly 100 students, young professionals and representatives from Commonwealth accredited organisations met in London last week to discuss how young people can contribute towards strengthening the Commonwealth’s reach in key areas.