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Secretary-General: We will help countries recover from the shock of Brexit

18 September 2016

The Commonwealth will help its members recover from shock and adjust to the UK's decision to withdraw from the European Union, Commonwealth Secretary-General Patricia Scotland told Sky News today.

The Commonwealth at the United Nations

17 September 2016

Climate change, human rights, migration and gender equality are high on the agenda as the Commonwealth Secretary-General makes her first official visit to the UN General Assembly in New York.

Commonwealth Secretary-General expresses concern for Tanzania quake victims

13 September 2016

Commonwealth Secretary-General Patricia Scotland today offered her condolences to the people and government of Tanzania following the earthquake which struck the northwest of the country.

Commonwealth Secretary-General wraps up Malaysia visit, promotes good governance

24 August 2016

Secretary-General Patricia Scotland concluded her first official visit to Asia on Tuesday, as part of a global Commonwealth drive to promote innovation in public service, good governance and human rights.

Commonwealth Secretary-General greets King of Swaziland

20 August 2016

King Mswati III of Swaziland received the Secretary-General in a bilateral meeting on the opening day of the Commonwealth Association for Public Administration and Management (CAPAM) conference in Malaysia.

Secretary-General to youth: Through you we can deliver lasting solutions to global challenges

19 August 2016

The new secretariat of the Commonwealth Youth Council was launched today in Malaysia at a ceremony attended by Patricia Scotland, Secretary-General of the Commonwealth.

‘The public want to see results’ says Secretary-General to CAPAM conference

18 August 2016

Members of the public have a right to demand better services and greater accountability from central and local government, delegates heard at a major Commonwealth conference in Malaysia today.

Commonwealth forum advances innovation and integrity in public service

17 August 2016

Addressing the 6th Biennial Commonwealth Ministers for Public Service Forum in Putrajaya, Malaysia, Secretary-General Patricia Scotland urged governments to deliver excellence and uphold the ideals of innovation, integrity and inclusivity in public service.

The Commonwealth can be a ‘pathfinder for the rest of the world’

16 August 2016

Speaking on the opening day of the International Conference on Blue Ocean Strategy in Malaysia, the Secretary-General heralded the Commonwealth, which brings together 53 nations from across the globe, as a potential “pathfinder for the rest of the world”.

Secretary-General visits Asia to promote innovation and integrity in public service

14 August 2016

Secretary-General Patricia Scotland will convene the sixth Commonwealth Ministers for Public Service Forum, hosted by the Government of Malaysia, on Wednesday 17 August in Putrajaya, Malaysia.