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Commonwealth Secretary-General tells The Hague there can be no lasting peace without justice Commonwealth Secretary-general Patricia Scotland speaking at the International Criminal Court

24 January 2020

Lasting peace and the prosperity that comes with it cannot be achieved without justice, the Commonwealth Secretary-General has declared, during a keynote speech in the Hague.

Officials meeting in Bermuda to discuss unlocking fin-tech’s benefits Speaker discussing fintech at Commonwealth Finance Ministers Meeting

24 January 2020

Central bank officials will meet in Bermuda next week to agree on a framework that can help build robust fin-tech ecosystems in their countries.

Commonwealth Secretary-General visits Gujarat Commonwealth Patricia Scotland talking to a man

23 January 2020

On her visit to India, the Secretary-General travelled to the western state of Gujarat to pay her respects to two great leaders from Gujarat, Mahatma Gandhi and Sardar Patel.

Commonwealth theme for 2020 announced Flag bearers on Commonwealth Day

22 January 2020

The theme for the 2020 Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM), for Commonwealth Day and for the work of the Commonwealth more generally is: Delivering a Common Future: Connecting, Innovating, Transforming

Commonwealth Secretary-General visits Uttar Pradesh Commonwealth Secretary-General Patricia Scotland with a group of people at a school with children in India

20 January 2020

On her visit to India, the Commonwealth Secretary-General travelled to the city of Gorakhpur in India’s most populous state, Uttar Pradesh. She took part in the launch of the Out of School Children Project, and attended the country’s first ever Sustainable Development Goals Choupal.

Blog: Bridging the gap for environmental sustainability through sport 2 hockey players competing for the ball

17 January 2020

Former international hockey player Joie Leigh takes part in the 4th annual debate on Sport and Sustainable Development, hosted by the Secretariat to celebrate the International Day of Sport for Development and Peace in April 2019.

Commonwealth Secretary-General visiting India to address Raisina Dialogue Commonwealth Secretary-general Patricia Scotland speaking

10 January 2020

Commonwealth Secretary-General Patricia Scotland will address the 2020 Raisina Dialogue in New Delhi, India. The Dialogue is India’s flagship conference on geopolitics and geo-economics.

New Senior Director of Governance and Peace appointed Luis G.Franceschi, new Senior Director of the Governance and Peace Directorate at Commonwealth Secretariat

10 January 2020

The Commonwealth is pleased to announce the appointment of Luis G.Franceschi as Senior Director of the Governance and Peace Directorate.

Tonga secures nearly $500k grant to improve solar electricity generation Solar farm in Tonga

10 January 2020

The Commonwealth Climate Finance Access Hub has successfully helped Tonga to secure a grant from the Green Climate Fund to reform the country’s solar electricity body.

Extreme Events Are Reversing Development Goals Bushfire in Australia

8 January 2020

Cyclones in the Caribbean and Pacific, devastating bushfires in Australia, recurrent floods and droughts in Asia and Africa, increasingly bring tragic loss of life to our nations and communities, causing irreparable damage to centuries old ways of life.