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President of Cyprus parliament visits Marlborough House

6 December 2017

The president of the Cypriot parliament, Demetris Syllouris, has paid a courtesy call to the Secretary-General Patricia Scotland at the headquarters of the Commonwealth Secretariat in London.

Increased recognition of older people ‘a milestone’ on road to realising their potential

4 December 2017

Increased recognition of the human rights of older people will enable them to reach their full potential.

Kiribati welcomes support to make health services more resilient

1 December 2017

The Government of Kiribati has welcomed the Commonwealth’s support as it works to strengthen its health system.

Law reform agencies ‘set the pace for reform’

1 December 2017

Law reform agencies are vital in setting the pace for law reform and also challenging law makers. That was one of the key messages at the 2017 Annual Conference of the Association of Law Reform Agencies of Eastern and Southern Africa (ALRAESA), held in Nairobi, Kenya, with the theme Role of Law Reform Agencies in Emerging Democracies.

Commonwealth leaders to consider practical action on climate change

29 November 2017

Commonwealth Secretary-General Patricia Scotland has said that climate change requires a complete regenerative revolution in the way we interact with our environment. 

Proposed Blue Charter top of the agenda

29 November 2017

Commonwealth Secretary-General Patricia Scotland spoke of the importance of the Commonwealth’s proposed Blue Charter when she met with UN Special Envoy on Oceans Peter Thomson at Marlborough House.

Commonwealth’s law tools on show in Kenya

29 November 2017

The Commonwealth Secretariat’s new guide to law reform and legislative drafting manual are being presented in Nairobi this week at the AGM and conference of the Association of Law Reform Agencies of Eastern and Southern Africa.

Guide to helping end violence against women and girls praised by experts

29 November 2017

A practical guide aimed at ending violence against women in parts of Asia has been praised by experts.

Secretary-General: A regenerative development model can help rebuild hurricane devastated nations

28 November 2017

Storm ravaged countries need the Commonwealth’s innovative regenerative model to build back better and stronger, Secretary-General Patricia Scotland asserted last night in a powerful presentation about the Commonwealth’s importance.

Senior level training programme shows Commonwealth to be a ‘caring and trusted partner’

28 November 2017

A five-day high level training programme aimed at improving the management of Grenada’s Integrity Commission and other public-sector organisations has just been delivered by the Commonwealth Secretariat.