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Commonwealth trade post-Brexit: ‘Everything is to play for’

26 May 2017

High commissioners from Australia, Canada and India joined Secretary-General Patricia Scotland at a financial services conference in London today to offer an upbeat assessment on future trade prospects in the Commonwealth.

Peace-building in action: the Commonwealth family makes it truly possible

24 May 2017

This is why I was delighted that our message of peacebuilding, the Commonwealth theme for the year, resonated with all parties in Lesotho and with the ministers and officials I spoke to on my subsequent visit to Malawi.

Statement by Commonwealth Secretary-General Patricia Scotland on terror attack in Manchester

23 May 2017

It is with deep sadness that I offer my condolences to the government and the people of the United Kingdom after, what Greater Manchester Police have described as, a terrorist attack in Manchester last night.

Secretary-General welcomes Commonwealth Study Conference Leaders to Marlborough House

9 May 2017

The conference is taking place from 7 to 12 May and will be attended by The Princess Royal, High Commissioners and outstanding senior leaders from across the Commonwealth.

Commonwealth Secretary-General Patricia Scotland’s mission to Southern Africa

4 May 2017

It is a great pleasure to have been able to come to Lesotho and Malawi for my first significant visit to Southern Africa. Malawi has been an extraordinary opportunity for us to look and see what we’re doing in relation to ending early marriage, and also what we are doing to attack anti-corruption.

Malawi president champions Commonwealth programmes

28 April 2017

The president of Malawi, Peter Mutharika, has reaffirmed his commitment to the Commonwealth, pledging to support its initiatives on youth, women’s empowerment, entrepreneurship, child marriage, domestic violence and climate change.

Lesotho politicians commit to pre-election peace pact

27 April 2017

Political parties in Lesotho have agreed to sign a pre-election peace pledge as Commonwealth Secretary-General Patricia Scotland completes her four-day mission in the country.

Secretary-General Scotland calls for collaboration on Lesotho governance reform

25 April 2017

The Commonwealth and the United Nations have pledged to continue working with local and regional institutions to support the peacebuilding process and governance reform agenda in Lesotho.

Secretary-General welcomes Malaysia’s human resources minister

12 April 2017

Commonwealth Secretary-General Patricia Scotland has met with the Malaysian minister for human resources, Dato’ Sri Richard Rio.

Commonwealth Youth Games: The Bahamas will be ‘capital of the Commonwealth’, says high commissioner

12 April 2017

The final hundred-day countdown for the first Commonwealth Youth Games to be held in the Caribbean has begun.

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