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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.

Scotland welcomed in London as new Commonwealth Secretary-General

4 April 2016

Rt Hon Patricia Scotland QC today outlined her priorities as Secretary-General of the Commonwealth.

Disaster resource centre launched in Dominica by Secretary-General Commonwealth Secretary-General Rt Hon Patricia Scotland QC launched a new Disaster Resource Centre in Dominica

2 April 2016

On her first day in office, Commonwealth Secretary-General Rt Hon Patricia Scotland QC visited her home country of Dominica and launched a new Disaster Resource Centre.

‘Together we are so much stronger’ says Scotland as she becomes new Secretary-General

1 April 2016

“As a Commonwealth, each country has something unique and special to give each of the others.” stated Rt Hon Patricia Scotland QC.

Caribbean leadership on climate change hailed by incoming Secretary-General

30 March 2016

Caribbean countries have shown great leadership in “mobilising the world” to act on the threat posed by climate change, the Secretary-General Designate of the Commonwealth of Nations, the Right Honourable Patricia Scotland QC, has said.

Secretary-General Designate targets women’s education to build an inclusive Commonwealth Commonwealth Secretary-General Designate, Rt Hon Patricia Scotland QC

14 March 2016

Commonwealth Secretary-General Designate, Rt Hon Patricia Scotland QC, has called for action to improve the educational attainment of women and girls.

A historic moment - Patricia Scotland to be first woman Secretary-General Left to right: Kamalesh Sharma, Patricia Scotland of Dominica and Joseph Muscat

27 November 2015

A true breakthrough for gender equality in the Commonwealth: Patricia Scotland of Dominica is selected new Secretary-General - the first woman to hold the post.

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