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Commonwealth values enshrined in Peace Accord, Secretary-General tells Nigeria's Presidential Candidates

14 February 2019

The Commonwealth Secretary-General has praised Nigeria's "steadfast commitment to the promotion of peace" in the run-up to Saturday's presidential election.

Commonwealth Secretary-General named 2019 Champion for women’s empowerment

8 February 2019

WEConnect International will recognise Commonwealth Secretary-General Patricia Scotland’s global leadership on women’s equality and empowerment with the 2019 Distinguished Champion Award on 1 April 2019

Maldives requests Commonwealth membership

19 December 2018

The Republic of Maldives has applied to re-join the Commonwealth. The country’s President, Ibrahim Mohamed Solih, made the request in a letter to Secretary-General Patricia Scotland earlier this month.

Climate change efforts are ‘race against time’ – Secretary General

13 December 2018

Commonwealth Secretary-General Patricia Scotland is backing redoubled efforts by the Commonwealth family of 53 countries to fight climate change, in light of a sobering report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) calling for “rapid and far-reaching” actions to keep global warming below 1.5°C.

More work needed to turn climate billions into action: Secretary-General

11 December 2018

While billions of pounds have been pledged to tackle climate change, much more is required to turn the tide on global warming.

Secretary-General announces new strategy to promote partnerships among accredited organisations

7 December 2018

Secretary-General Patricia Scotland has announced a new approach to boosting collaboration between the 87 accredited Commonwealth organisations, in order to promote democracy, human rights and the rule of law.

Commonwealth Secretary-General hails University of the West Indies’ continuing contribution

5 December 2018

Commonwealth Secretary-General Patricia Scotland has paid tribute to the University of the West Indies (UWI) for its enormous contributions to education and for strengthening the fabric of Commonwealth connections

Secretary-General: Invest in youth to deliver peace

4 December 2018

The Secretary-General, Patricia Scotland, has launched a UN report that highlights the enormous contributions of young people to peacebuilding and conflict resolution.

Secretary-General rallies calls for safer internet at Global Citizen Festival

3 December 2018

The Commonwealth Secretary-General appeared alongside world leaders and superstars from the world of music and entertainment to call for concerted action to make the internet a safer place for connectivity and engagement.

Caribbean leaders united in race against climate change

28 November 2018

Caribbean leaders and senior officials have agreed to accelerate joint action to build resilience to disasters, stressing climate action as a matter of their survival.

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