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Secretary-General’s message for International Women’s Day 2017

8 March 2017

International Women’s Day 2017 is being celebrated as we complete twelve months of celebrating ‘An Inclusive Commonwealth’, and our focus for the year ahead shifts to ‘A Peace-building Commonwealth’.

Peace in the home: ‘Why do we turn a blind eye to domestic violence?’

7 March 2017

As the Commonwealth launches the Peace in the Home: Ending domestic violence together initiative, we look back on some of the best articles from young Commonwealth Correspondents on gender equality and tackling violence and discrimination.

Commonwealth is uniquely placed to counter violence says leading expert

2 March 2017

A leading international academic on the prevention of violence says the Commonwealth is uniquely placed to take forward cross-sector policy interventions that could protect millions of lives.

Deputy Secretary-General Dr Josephine Ojiambo visits Zambia

2 March 2017

Deputy Secretary-General Ojiambo was received in audience by the Vice-President of Zambia, HE Inonge Wina, the Speaker of the National Assembly, Hon Dr Patrick Matibini and the Acting Minister of Foreign Affairs, Hon Vincent Mwale.

Peace in the home means peace in our communities, says Secretary-General

28 February 2017

Commonwealth Secretary-General Patricia Scotland has made her inaugural speech at the High Level Segment of the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva, Switzerland.

International partners chart course to a blue economy Caribbean

28 February 2017

An ambitious international project to help Caribbean countries unlock the full economic potential of the seas took a step closer with a meeting of international partners at the Commonwealth’s headquarters last week.

Climate change, oceans and education talks with Fiji high commissioner

27 February 2017

Commonwealth Secretary-General Patricia Scotland was delighted to welcome Fiji’s High Commissioner, Jitoko Tikolevu, to the Secretariat’s headquarters in London today.

UK parliament cites Commonwealth Secretariat Brexit trade research

27 February 2017

British MPs have highlighted research undertaken by the Commonwealth Secretariat during a UK parliamentary debate on post-Brexit Commonwealth trade opportunities.

Commonwealth provides ‘impulse’ for climate action, says UN climate body

24 February 2017

The Commonwealth and the leading United Nations climate organisation have committed to work closely together to implement the landmark Paris Agreement on Climate Change.

Nauru election taskforce to assess observer recommendations

20 February 2017

An election taskforce has been set up in the Pacific nation of Nauru to assess reforms put forward by international observers from the Commonwealth and Pacific Islands Forum.