Commonwealth group begins observation of elections in Saint Lucia Saint Lucia landscape

24 July 2021

A Commonwealth Observer Group (COG) has arrived in Castries, Saint Lucia for the general elections scheduled for this Monday, 26 July 2021.

Commonwealth welcomes clarity to the political situation in Samoa Commonwealth Secretariat Logo

23 July 2021

The Commonwealth Secretary-General, The Rt Hon Patricia Scotland, QC, has welcomed a Court of Appeal ruling on 23 July 2021, which has brought clarity to the political situation in Samoa.

Commonwealth to observe Saint Lucia’s General Elections Landscape of St Lucia

21 July 2021

The Commonwealth will be sending a group to observe the upcoming General Elections in Saint Lucia, scheduled for 26 July.

Opinion: Empowering young people for our new normal Secretary-General of Commonwealth, Patricia Scotland with Youth

20 July 2021

I cannot pretend to know or fully understand how it feels to be a young person in 2021.

Winner of Nelson Mandela World Human Rights Moot Court Competition announced Nelson Mandela

19 July 2021

At a virtual ceremony today, the winner of the first ‘Christof Heyns Memorial Commonwealth Prize’ was announced during the 13th Nelson Mandela World Human Rights Moot Court Competition.

"Be the change we wish to see" The Commonwealth and United Nations Population Fund celebrate Mandela Day Picture of Patricia Scotland and Dr Natalia Kanem

15 July 2021

As we prepare to celebrate Nelson Mandela International Day - a day to honour the legacy of the much-loved icon - the Rt Hon Patricia Scotland QC Secretary-General of the Commonwealth invited UNFPA’s Executive Director, Dr Natalia Kanem, to discuss the values of championing social justice, volunteering and community service. 

Zambia election ‘Peace Pledge’ raises bar for other Commonwealth countries holding elections, says Secretary-General Flag of Zambia

14 July 2021

Commonwealth Secretary-General Patricia Scotland has commended the signing of an official peace pact in Lusaka, ahead of the 12th August polls.

US$345 billion loss in trade for Commonwealth countries due to pandemic Commonwealth Trade Review

13 July 2021

Commonwealth countries are estimated to have lost up to US$345 billion worth of trade in 2020, including $60 billion in intra-Commonwealth trade, according to 2021 Commonwealth Trade Review on “Energising Commonwealth Trade in a Digital World: Paths to Recovery Post-COVID”.

Commonwealth Urges Respect for the Rule of Law in Samoa Commonwealth Secretariat Logo

9 July 2021

The Commonwealth Secretary-General, The Rt Hon Patricia Scotland QC, has called on political leaders in Samoa to uphold the rule of law and adhere to the values and principles set out in the Commonwealth Charter.

Zambia’s political leaders urged to commit to peaceful elections Zambia Parliament building

6 July 2021

The Coalition for Peaceful Elections in Zambia has launched an initiative encouraging political party leaders and candidates in the upcoming elections to commit to peaceful elections by signing a peace pledge and making a joint public commitment reaffirming non-violence and a credible electoral process.