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Multilateralism remains a powerful agent of positive change, says Secretary-General

17 May 2019

Secretary-General Patricia Scotland has underscored the global benefits of multilateral cooperation through the Commonwealth and other international bodies.

Secretary-General reiterates support to the LGBTI community

17 May 2019

The Secretary-General says securing equal rights and fair treatment of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) people is essential to achieving the sustainable development goals.

Secretary-General congratulates Belize on successful referendum

15 May 2019

Secretary-General Patricia Scotland has congratulated the people of Belize on a successful referendum. They voted to refer to the International Court of Justice any legal claim of Guatemala against Belize relating to land, insular territories and any maritime areas.

Secretary-General expresses condolences, solidarity in wake of Sri Lanka attacks

22 April 2019

Commonwealth Secretary-General Patricia Scotland expressed her revulsion at the appalling news of the horrendous and mindless coordinated set of terrorist attacks in Sri Lanka

Secretary-General attends Rwandan genocide commemoration

7 April 2019

Rwanda has held a national act of remembrance to mark 25 years since the genocide that killed an estimated one million people.

Secretary-General wins international prize for services to women’s empowerment

2 April 2019

Patricia Scotland has received a Distinguished Champion award at the WEConnect Gala in Washington DC for her tireless efforts to empower women and achieve gender equality across the world.

Secretary-General to receive international award for services to women’s empowerment

29 March 2019

Patricia Scotland will receive a Distinguished Champion award at the WEConnect Gala in Washington DC for her tireless efforts to empower women and achieve gender equality across the world.

Climate hub steps up ambition on finance targets

29 March 2019

The Commonwealth’s Climate Finance Access Hub aims to more than double the number of advisers deployed to help vulnerable countries unlock funds to tackle climate change.

Public service must rethink development strategies, says Secretary-General

26 March 2019

Commonwealth countries must rethink their approach to delivering public services if sustainable development is to be achieved, according to the Commonwealth Secretary-General.

Commonwealth offers closer cooperation to help ACP Group realise ‘full potential’

19 March 2019

Secretary-General Patricia Scotland has reaffirmed the Commonwealth’s support for the African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) Group of States, while urging deeper collaboration to boost their trade and development potential.

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