The Rt Hon Patricia Scotland QC is the sixth Commonwealth Secretary-General. See profile
She was born in Dominica and was their candidate for the post at the last Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting. She is the second Secretary-General from the Caribbean and the first woman to hold the post.
Secretary-General Patricia Scotland has challenged the youth of the Commonwealth to tackle climate change through bold innovation.
Commonwealth Secretary-General Patricia Scotland has promised to ramp up advocacy for the reform of development assistance rules which member states say are restricting aid to storm ravished countries in the Caribbean.
Commonwealth Secretary-General Patricia Scotland has called for increased funding to help member states rebuild their countries after natural disasters.
Commonwealth citizens are set to benefit from improved legal services in a range of areas as law ministers ended their meeting in The Bahamas with a package of agreements and pledges.
Education plays a pivotal role in equipping future generations with the tools to tackle some of the most pressing issues, not least filling the skills gap which is a global challenge faced by many member states.
Watch as she recounts her experiences of visiting Uganda, Zambia, Tanzania and Mozambique.