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Secretary-General in Jamaica to pledge Commonwealth support

26 April 2016

Commonwealth Secretary-General Patricia Scotland says partnership key to achieving prosperity for all Jamaicans

Secretary-General wishes HM The Queen a happy 90th birthday

21 April 2016

Commonwealth Secretary-General Rt Hon Patricia Scotland QC wishes HM The Queen a happy 90th birthday.

COP21 signing: Commonwealth reaffirms commitment to climate action

21 April 2016

An outcome of the Paris climate conference (COP21) in December 2015, the agreement saw 195 countries adopt the first-ever universal, legally binding global climate deal.

Commonwealth to tackle corruption with kitemark and office for justice reform

18 April 2016

Secretary-General Rt Hon Patricia Scotland QC today announced plans to launch a new Commonwealth ‘kitemark’ against corruption, alongside an Office of Civil and Criminal Justice Reform to help countries enhance policy-making and legislation.

Commonwealth and UNESCO renew ties

15 April 2016

Paris, 15 April: The Commonwealth and UNESCO have entered into a new agreement to cooperate in the areas of Education, Youth and Sport and Peace-building and Dialogue.

‘Without journalism there is no democracy’ says new president of journalists association

14 April 2016

The Commonwealth Journalists Association has elected a new President, Mahendra Ved, a senior journalist based on New Delhi and the President of the CJA’s India branch.

‘You are the voice of our citizens,’ Secretary-General tells journalists at conference

11 April 2016

Opening a conference of journalists from around the Commonwealth, Rt Hon Patricia Scotland QC said that free and fair reporting is essential to good governance.

Secretary-General expresses great sadness on learning of tragic fire in Kerala, India

10 April 2016

Commonwealth Secretary-General Rt Hon Patricia Scotland QC expresses great sadness on learning of the tragic fire during local new year celebrations in the Indian state of Kerala.

Focus on early intervention to counter violent extremism, says Secretary-General

8 April 2016

Addressing a major United Nations conference in Geneva, Secretary-General Scotland pledged the Commonwealth’s commitment to support the United Nations Plan of Action to Prevent Violent Extremism.

We need a Commonwealth plan to deliver on Paris climate change agreement

5 April 2016

The Commonwealth needs to take responsibility for delivering the global climate change agreement signed in Paris last December, the new Secretary-General will argue today.