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Blog: Commonwealth Secretary-General - urgent multilateral climate action needed for security and wellbeing of Pacific islanders Flood in Tuvalu

The Pacific is the Commonwealth region most vulnerable to climate change. It faces intense variations in temperatures, extreme storms, rising sea levels, and is also highly vulnerable to earthquakes, floods, tidal surges, landslides, droughts, forest fires, tsunamis and volcanic eruptions.

Commonwealth Secretary-General - urgent multilateral climate action needed for security and wellbeing of Pacific islanders Children in Papua New Guinea on the water in boats

12 August 2019

The Pacific is the Commonwealth region most vulnerable to climate change. It faces intense variations in temperatures, extreme storms, rising sea levels, and is also highly vulnerable to earthquakes, floods, tidal surges, landslides, droughts, forest fires, tsunamis and volcanic eruptions.

BLOG: We are supporting Governments in tackling the devastating impacts of climate change  Commonwealth Secretary-General surveys hurricane damage in Dominica

By taking coordinated collective action, the nations of the Commonwealth can accelerate the mobilisation of international efforts that are the only hope if we are to prevent further detrimental human impact on the delicate natural balance of our planet.

Welcoming peace in Mozambique Commonwealth Secretary-General Patricia Scotland meeting President of Mozambique, Filipe Nyusiique in 2017

7 August 2019

The Commonwealth Secretary-General, Patricia Scotland, welcomes the signing of a peace and reconciliation agreement between the governing party Frelimo and the opposition Renamo on 6 August 2019.

Opinion: Why disaster readiness is critical for Africa – and what the Commonwealth is doing about it Displaced people in aftermath of Cyclone Idai

31 July 2019

Five months ago, Cyclone Idai ripped through the Southern African region, causing a massive humanitarian disaster that affected three million people. More than a thousand perished, while 200,000 lost their homes, many of whom are still to this day living in refugee camps.

ICT, innovation at the core of Commonwealth reform agenda Secretary-General Patricia Scotland speaking at the open day on innovation and information and communication technology

31 July 2019

The Commonwealth is embracing a digital transformation in its work practices, which was showcased this week at the organisation’s first ever open day on innovation and information and communication technology (ICT).

Secretary-General welcomes the appointment of new Chairperson of the Guyana Elections Commission A gavel in court

29 July 2019

The Commonwealth Secretary-General welcomes the appointment of the new Chairperson of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) and commends all involved parties who enabled agreement to be reached on this issue.

The Duke of Sussex promotes youth agenda at Commonwealth policy roundtable The Duke of Sussex, Secretary-General Patricia Scotland and youth development ministers and senior officials in Commonwealth countries

11 July 2019

The Duke of Sussex, who was last year appointed to be Commonwealth Youth Ambassador, today joined a policy dialogue at Commonwealth headquarters, focused on the implementation of youth policy in the 53 countries of the Commonwealth.

Delegates work to build safer communities through ‘Peace in the Home’ Commonwealth Secretary-General Scotland speaks at the seminar

24 June 2019

At a Commonwealth seminar entitled ‘Peace in the home: ending domestic violence together', experts in health, gender, law and human rights have called for more action aimed at eliminating gender-based violence, particularly domestic violence.

Commonwealth Caribbean endorses broad measures to fight corruption Country flags being brought to the stage at the Commonwealth Caribbean anti-corruption meeting

15 June 2019

Caribbean anti-corruption agencies have unanimously agreed on the need for robust legislation to investigate and prosecute corruption in the region.

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