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‘A reminder to pursue peace and understanding’ - Commonwealth Day 2017

13 March 2017

“We affirm our belief in the Commonwealth as a force for good in the world.” - Secretary-General Patricia Scotland

On Commonwealth Day, the Queen's Baton begins its long journey to Gold Coast 2018

13 March 2017

Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II has set the Gold Coast 2018 Queen’s Baton Relay in motion during a star-studded commencement ceremony today at Buckingham Palace as part of Commonwealth Day celebrations.

In their own words: How the Commonwealth makes a difference

13 March 2017

No-one explains the Commonwealth Secretariat’s role in advancing peace, democracy and development better than the individuals and organisations who experience our work first-hand.

Commonwealth Day 2017 Message

13 March 2017

Commonwealth Day 2017 represents a call to each of us to recognise the role we have to play in building a just, stable and peaceful society, for it is only through sustainable peace that we can fully realise the economic and social development of our people.

Secretary-General's Message for Commonwealth Day 2017

10 March 2017

Celebrating 'A Peace-building Commonwealth' for Commonwealth Day on Monday 13 March 2017.

Working together to reap benefits for the Commonwealth

9 March 2017

Commonwealth Secretary-General Patricia Scotland and Secretary-General Designate Dr Joanna Newman, of the Association of Commonwealth Universities met on International Women’s Day todiscuss how their two organisations could work even more closely together.

Secretary-General meets with Sri Lankan minister

9 March 2017

Secretary-General Patricia Scotland met with the Sri Lankan Minister of Industry and Commerce Rishad Bathiudeen in the margins of the meeting of Commonwealth Trade ministers in London today.

Gender equality: Closing the boardroom gender gap

9 March 2017

Women in the workforce can prepare to prove themselves and set their careers a notch higher, writes Judith Akoth, 25, a Commonwealth Correspondent from Kisumu in Kenya.

Ending domestic violence campaign builds momentum

8 March 2017

Campaigners, Commonwealth high commissioners, parliamentarians and members of civil society today stood behind a new initiative to support its member governments to eliminate domestic violence.

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