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Secretary-General expresses sympathy and concern for Southern Africa flood victims

18 March 2019

Responding to the devastation caused by Cyclone Idai and flooding affecting several countries in Southern Africa, in particular Malawi, Mozambique and Zimbabwe, the Secretary-General of the Commonwealth Patricia Scotland has expressed great concern and sympathy for the people and communities suffering.

Commonwealth Secretary-General expresses condolences in wake of New Zealand attack

15 March 2019

Commonwealth Secretary-General Patricia Scotland today expressed shock and revulsion at the terror attack in Christchurch, New Zealand.

The Gambia to head up Commonwealth Physical Connectivity Agenda

15 March 2019

The Gambia is to drive a Commonwealth initiative aimed at ensuring improvements in digital infrastructure underpin economic progress.

Winners of Commonwealth Youth Awards 2019 announced

13 March 2019

Four exceptional young people from India, Nigeria, the Solomon Islands and Saint Lucia have won prizes at the 2019 Commonwealth Youth Awards in recognition of their efforts to end hunger, sexual violence, sanitation issues and climate change. A ceremony was held today at the Commonwealth’s headquarters in London, where winners shared a £12,000 grant for their innovative projects.

Nigerian woman named Commonwealth Young Person of the Year for abuse support programme

13 March 2019

A young Nigerian woman who is helping thousands of sexual and domestic abuse victims, has been named Commonwealth Young Person of the Year. Twenty-eight-year-old Oluwaseun Ayodeji Osowobi, from Lagos, was presented with the award by Commonwealth Secretary-General Patricia Scotland at Marlborough House.

Prince of Wales attends London reception celebrating Commonwealth Day

11 March 2019

An annual reception to mark Commonwealth Day was held at Marlborough House in London today.

Commonwealth Day Abbey service broadcast to millions around globe

11 March 2019

The Queen was joined by around 2,000 people from across the world in a Westminster Abbey service to mark Commonwealth Day. The Prince of Wales, The Duchess of Cornwall, The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and The Duke and Duchess of Sussex also attended the largest annual inter-faith gathering in the United Kingdom to celebrate the history and values binding the 53 Commonwealth countries.

Memorial Gates falls silent to remember Commonwealth soldiers

11 March 2019

The Commonwealth Secretary-General has paid respect to the five million servicemen and women from Commonwealth countries who served during the First and Second World Wars.

Commonwealth of oceans

11 March 2019

A Commonwealth message at Westminster Abbey by Lewis Pugh - Commonwealth Day, 11 March 2019. Lewis Pugh is an endurance swimmer and the UN Patron of the Oceans. He grew up in three different Commonwealth countries.

Commonwealth Director wins prestigious performance management award

11 March 2019

Prajapati Trivedi, the Commonwealth’s Director of Economic, Youth and Sustainable Development, has been awarded the Harry Hatry Award for Performance Management by the American Society for Public Administration.