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Commonwealth Secretary-General: ‘Significant, influential and inspirational’ leadership, say delegates to ACU conference

8 February 2017

Delegates to the Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU) conference in Liverpool have thanked Secretary-General Patricia Scotland for her continuing support and ‘inspirational’ leadership.

Indian high commissioner appreciative of India-Commonwealth trade links

4 February 2017

The Indian high commissioner, His Excellency Mr. Y.K. Sinha, paid a call on Secretary-General Patricia Scotland at Marlborough House today.

Faith-based universities have role to play in countering extremism

30 January 2017

“Violence can be defeated,” said Secretary-General Patricia Scotland today, as she backed university-led initiatives to build a more tolerant and peaceful Commonwealth.

Canada mosque attack condemned by Commonwealth Secretary-General

30 January 2017

The Commonwealth Secretary-General, Patricia Scotland, has today condemned a gun attack on a mosque in Québec City, Canada, which claimed the lives of six people.

Parliamentarians to make commitment on human rights

25 January 2017

Government ministers and legal advisers from across the Commonwealth are meeting to lay the foundation for a global network of parliamentary champions of human rights.

Peace in the home essential first step to community peace, says Zambia’s vice president

25 January 2017

Zambia’s Vice President Inonge Mutukwa Wina and High Commissioner Muyeba Shichapwa Chikonde called on the Commonwealth Secretary-General at Marlborough House in London.

Malta assumes Presidency of the Council of the EU

18 January 2017

As our Commonwealth Chair-in Office Malta concurrently assumes the Presidency of the Council of the EU it is my pleasure to offer warm congratulations to the Prime Minister, Dr Joseph Muscat.

Human rights high on agenda for speakers of parliament

16 January 2017

A delegation of more than 30 speakers and parliamentary officials met with Secretary-General Patricia Scotland last week to hear her plans and share advice on how to best work together to achieve equality.

Commonwealth can offer gold-standard election monitoring: New Zealand Minister of Foreign Affairs

13 January 2017

New Zealand’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, Murray McCully, says the Commonwealth can best support its members through gold-standard election monitoring.

Sri Lanka’s foreign affairs minister meets Commonwealth Secretary-General

13 January 2017

Sri Lanka’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Mangala Samaraweera has expressed hope that the Commonwealth will continue to fight for the values that have strengthened Sri Lanka in recent times, such as human rights, rule of law and democracy.