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In Conversation: Secretary-General Patricia Scotland QC and Kate Gilmore share their journeys as women leaders In Conversation: Secretary-General Patricia Scotland QC and Kate Gilmore share their journeys as women in leadership

15 March 2021

As part of a series of virtual events to celebrate International Women’s Day and Commonwealth Day last week, The Rt Hon Patricia Scotland QC, Secretary-General of the Commonwealth, was joined in conversation by Kate Gilmore, Fellow at the Carr Center for Human Rights Policy of Harvard University.

Event: Virtual Commonwealth Learning Week Secretary-General of Commonwealth, Patricia Scotland speaking at the event in 2019

27 April 2021 to 29 April 2021

As the world continues to grapple with the far-reaching impacts of COVID-19, the Commonwealth Secretariat is adapting rapidly to new pressures, while maintaining efforts towards the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

Secretary-General “impressed” with Rwanda CHOGM progress Secretary-General of Commonwealth, Patricia Scotland in Rwanda

12 March 2021

The Commonwealth Secretary-General Patricia Scotland has congratulated the Rwandan government on progress in its preparations for the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM), due to be held in the capital Kigali later this year.

Secretary-General Receives Kenyan Gender Equality Award Secretary-General of the Commonwealth receiving an award in Kenya

8 March 2021

Commonwealth Secretary-General Patricia Scotland has today been recognised with an award for her work on gender equality and the empowerment of women in Kenya and the Commonwealth.

International Women’s Day: To change the world, women must choose to challenge Commonwealth Secretary-General Patricia Scotland

8 March 2021

Among the greatest gifts with which I have been blessed were parents who instilled in me a deep-rooted sense of identity, and the unequivocal belief that there was no difference between what a boy and a girl could achieve.

Women show the way to COVID-19 resilience, says Commonwealth Secretary-General Commonwealth Secretary-General speaking at women leadership event

8 March 2021

The Secretary-General has praised the leadership of women across the Commonwealth during the COVID-19 pandemic and says it is vital they keep up the momentum as equal partners in driving recovery.

Commonwealth Day 2021 celebrated virtually; Secretary-General delivers message of ‘hope’ Commonwealth Day and Theme Logo

7 March 2021

This year Commonwealth Day will be celebrated on 8 March across the world in a series of virtual events, beginning on 7 March with a service at the UK’s Westminster Abbey.

Poor countries could face grave death toll from lack of access to Covid vaccines Secretary-General speaking virtually at Human Rights Council

23 February 2021

Poorer countries will most likely “bear the brunt of hundreds of thousands of needless deaths” from inequalities in access to Covid-19 vaccines.

Event: International Women’s Day 2021 – women’s leadership in building back better after COVID-19 Group of people smiling in the Caribbean

8 March 2021

On International Women’s Day, the Commonwealth Secretariat will host a virtual event to put a spotlight on women’s leadership in responding to COVID-19 and charting an equitable recovery.

Commonwealth Secretary-General congratulates new head of WTO  former Nigerian Finance Minister Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala to head the World Trade Organization

16 February 2021

Commonwealth Secretary-General Patricia Scotland has welcomed the historic appointment of former Nigerian Finance Minister Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala to head the World Trade Organization, the first woman and representative of the African continent to do so.

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