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Empowering youth to tackle the world’s most pressing challenges

8 July 2016

“The world is facing enormous challenges; we need you to be part of the solution.” - Patricia Scotland, QC, Commonwealth Secretary-General. The Commonwealth Secretary-General invites young people to tackle some of the world's most pressing challenges today.

‘The Commonwealth an anchor in turbulent times’

5 July 2016

The Commonwealth will offer strength, stability, solidarity and practical assistance to its member states and in particular will advocate for small and vulnerable economies the Commonwealth Secretary-General pledged yesterday at the CARICOM conference.

Commonwealth Secretary-General heads to Caribbean for CARICOM summit

1 July 2016

Climate change, indebtedness, protecting migrant remittances and banking systems, and the consequences of Britain’s exit from the EU on small and vulnerable economies are priority concerns for the Secretary-General at CARICOM Conference.

Commonwealth Secretary-General meets King Letsie III of Lesotho

23 June 2016

His Majesty King Letsie III of Lesotho expressed his strong support for the Commonwealth Secretary-General , Patricia Scotland’s, “inspiring approaches”, when he received her during his visit to London this week.

Secretary-General reaffirms Commonwealth support to ratify Arms Trade Treaty

14 June 2016

Secretary-General Patricia Scotland has reaffirmed the Commonwealth’s support to countries seeking to promote humanitarian law.

Video: Launch of the Commonwealth Hub

9 June 2016

Her Majesty The Queen today launched a new Commonwealth Hub which will bring Commonwealth organisations together in the same location to create a collaborative, dynamic and innovative way of working.

Negative effects of “de-risking” banks discussed at Commonwealth headquarters

9 June 2016

Jamaica’s Minister of Finance and Public Service, Audley Shaw, met in London with the Secretary-General, Patricia Scotland, to discuss strict new banking procedures designed to combat money laundering and the financing of terrorism.

World Oceans Day 2016 Theme - ‘Healthy Oceans, Healthy Planet’

7 June 2016

Statement by Commonwealth Secretary-General, Patricia Scotland

Commonwealth Secretary-General congratulates Guyana on Golden Jubilee

26 May 2016

Cultural festivals, flag raising ceremonies and float parades ushered in Guyana’s Golden Jubilee of Independence. The diverse and resource-rich country gained their independence in 1966.

Cyclone Roanu in Bangladesh

22 May 2016

Condolences and deep sympathy to the government and people of Bangladesh following tragic loss of life, displacement of people and widespread devastation.