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Secretary-General calls for taskforce on natural disasters

19 September 2017

Commonwealth Secretary-General Patricia Scotland is convening a group of specialists from across the Commonwealth to examine how to “coordinate, create and shape a task force” to assist with mobilising international assistance

Canada’s first Commonwealth Walkway officially opened

19 September 2017

The Lieutenant Governor of Alberta, Lois Mitchell and the Commonwealth Secretary-General, Patricia Scotland, have officially opened Canada’s first Commonwealth Walkway

Partnership between Commonwealth Secretariat and Association of Commonwealth Universities announced

18 September 2017

A new partnership between the Commonwealth Secretariat and the Association of Commonwealth Universities will boost the impact of international higher education on social and economic development initiatives across member countries.

Commonwealth to set up national “mechanism” for Zambia peace dialogue

18 September 2017

The Commonwealth will create a national mechanism to support Zambia’s peace dialogue, special envoy Professor Ibrahim Gambari announced in a statement last week.

Secretary-General commends Bangladesh response to Rohingya refugees

16 September 2017

Commonwealth Secretary-General Patricia Scotland has commended the government of Bangladesh for setting aside land to receive hundreds of thousands of refugees from neighbouring Myanmar.

Statement by Commonwealth Secretary-General on London tube ‘terror incident’

15 September 2017

Commonwealth Secretary-General Patricia Scotland has expressed her sympathy and solidarity with the government and the people of the United Kingdom after the latest terror attack in London.

Sun removes 'untruthful, misleading and improper' articles

14 September 2017

A British newspaper has agreed to remove from its website a series of articles which sought to discredit both the Commonwealth Secretariat

Exploring Emerging Trade Issues for small developing countries - the Commonwealth leading the way

13 September 2017

With international trade as a main focus for Commonwealth co-operation, a new publication by the Commonwealth Secretariat explores a range of issues that are coming to the fore in discussions among policy-makers and trade negotiators which is influencing global trade.

Commonwealth focus on economic cost of violence against women and girls

11 September 2017

A project to raise awareness of the economic cost of violence against women and girls in the Commonwealth has been launched.