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Commonwealth Secretary-General offers condolences to New Zealand

13 November 2016

The tremor measuring 7.8 on the Richter scale hit about 60 miles from Christchurch at just after midnight local time, 11 am UK time.

Bangladesh and its happy relationship with the Commonwealth

12 November 2016

The Secretary-General Patricia Scotland was delighted to welcome the newly appointed high commissioner of Bangladesh to London, His Excellency Md. Nazmul Quaunine, to the Secretariat's headquarters.

Secretary-General assures tourism ministers of support on climate action

12 November 2016

Commonwealth countries must unite on tackling climate change to protect their tourism industries, Secretary-General Patricia Scotland urged ministers and senior officials this week

India's acting high commissioner welcomed by Secretary-General

8 November 2016

The Commonwealth Secretary-General was honoured to welcome the acting high commissioner of India, Shri Dinesh K. Patnaik, to Marlborough House.

Secretary-General states case for transformative change at Commonwealth

5 November 2016

In a wide ranging interview with the BBC, Secretary-General Scotland made clear her determination to deliver on the mandate given to her by Commonwealth leaders at their summit last year, at which she received the unanimous support of 53 heads of government.

Trade and aid go hand in hand, says Secretary-General

4 November 2016

Commonwealth Secretary-General tells journalist Gabriella Jóźwiak of devex.com about her ambitious agenda for action

Singapore to back Commonwealth support to small and developing states

2 November 2016

The Government of Singapore has pledged to support the Commonwealth’s sustainable development programme for small and developing states.

Youth charity Prince’s Trust International welcomed at UK launch

27 October 2016

Prince’s Trust International, a newly established charity aiming to support youth employment, education and training, is set to deliver “immense benefits” to young people in Commonwealth countries.

"The decision to stop destroying what is keeping us alive is firmly in our hands"

27 October 2016

Commonwealth’s Regenerative Development to Reverse Climate Change Workshop: Participants will explore cutting-edge technologies and innovations that can reduce carbon and roll back the effects of climate change, while supporting economic development.

Secretary-General expresses solidarity after Pakistan police academy attack

25 October 2016

Commonwealth Secretary-General Patricia Scotland expressed her shock and profound sadness on hearing of Monday night’s attack on a police academy in Quetta, Pakistan, which has claimed at least 59 lives.