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Secretary-General extends condolences to flood victims in Bangladesh

14 June 2017

Patricia Scotland, Secretary-General of the Commonwealth, has expressed her sympathy to all those affected by extreme flooding in Bangladesh. “It saddens my heart to hear of such human suffering,” she stated. “My sincere condolences to the families of people who have lost their lives. Once the waters subside, the Commonwealth must come together to help people re-build their lives.”

Secretary-General joins a universal call on behalf of humanity in Montreal

14 June 2017

Secretary-General, Patricia Scotland, has joined the leaders of the Francophonie, the Ibero-American General Secretariat and the Community of Portuguese-speaking Countries to make a universal call on behalf of humanity at the International Economic Forum of the Americas in Montreal.

Landmark St Kitts and Nevis youth policy to swing open doors of opportunity

Release date 14 June 2017

A new federal youth policy in St Kitts and Nevis will give young people greater access to education, employment and entrepreneurship opportunities.

‘Game changing’ Blue Charter to guide nations in sustainable ocean development

9 June 2017

A Commonwealth proposal to create a Blue Charter of principles for sustainable ocean development has been greeted with the enthusiastic support of governments and partners at this week’s UN Ocean Conference.

Commonwealth Pacific report to shift paradigm on ocean governance

Release date 8 June 2017

A Commonwealth study on ocean governance in the Pacific offers ways to sustainably capitalise on the economic treasures of the ocean

‘Preserve ocean health,’ urges Commonwealth Secretary-General at Ocean Conference

6 June 2017

Commonwealth Secretary-General Patricia Scotland today urged the world to take action to protect the ocean environment and safeguard the future of nations who depend on the marine economy for national development.

Blog: Transforming Kenya’s economy through its first ever national trade policy

5 June 2017

Kenya's new National Trade Policy aims to grow and enhance productivity, develop infrastructure, and improve the quality of products.

Commonwealth Secretariat to hold minute silence for London terror victims

5 June 2017

Flags are flying at half-mast at the headquarters of the Commonwealth at Marlborough House in London today.

Commonwealth Observer Group issues Lesotho elections Interim Statement

5 June 2017

The Chairperson of the Commonwealth Observer Group to the 2017 National Assembly Elections in Lesotho elections has commended the Basotho for the peaceful and orderly manner in which they voted on 3 June

Commonwealth leads the way at United Nations Oceans Conference

Release date 5 June 2017

Leaders from coastal nations and small island developing states from the Commonwealth will surf a wave of optimism this week at a major United Nations summit which aims to deliver on a global promise to conserve and sustainably manage the seas.

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