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Panel calls for an end to cyber-bullying Cyber bullying webinar

9 December 2020

The Commonwealth Secretary-General led a panel of government, civil society and tech industry representatives in condemning the “silent pandemic” of online abuse directed at women.

Secretary-General makes first official visit to The Gambia after it re-joined Commonwealth Secretary-General Patricia Scotland

4 December 2020

Commonwealth Secretary-General Patricia Scotland will tomorrow depart for her first official visit to The Gambia.

Secretary-General urges action to remove barriers hindering people with disabilities Secretary-General Patricia Scotland

3 December 2020

Commonwealth Secretary-General Patricia Scotland has pledged concerted and continuous action to protect the rights and needs of people with disabilities. 

Covid-19 has spurred changes to justice systems Rule of Law webinar

27 November 2020

Commonwealth countries are using innovation and ingenuity to counter threats of injustice and inequality from Covid-19.

Commonwealth Secretary-General: Take a stand for no more violence against women and girls Commonwealth Secretary-General Patricia Scotland

25 November 2020

The International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women is observed on 25 November every year. It launches 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence until Human Rights Day on 10 December.

Parliaments have key role in response to ‘human rights emergency’ Parliamentarian engagement event

20 November 2020

Members of parliament have a crucial role in countries’ response to the “human rights emergency” caused by Covid-19, the Commonwealth Secretary-General has said.

Commonwealth leads global movement on cancer prevention Tonga medical centre

16 November 2020

The Commonwealth will lead a global movement this week aimed at urging countries to make an ambitious plan to eliminate the most preventable cancers.

Commonwealth Secretary-General statement on the passing of former President of Ghana Jerry Rawlings

13 November 2020

Commonwealth Secretary-General Rt Hon Patricia Scotland Q.C has expressed her sadness at the passing today of Flt. Lt. Jerry John Rawlings, former President of Ghana.

Commonwealth diplomatic course hailed as ‘timely’ and ‘illuminating’ HE George Vella, President of Malta, addressing CIDP participants

12 November 2020

A specialised course for diplomats has highlighted the Commonwealth’s essential role on the global stage, with delegates commending its timely focus on international cooperation in a post-COVID world.

Commonwealth Secretary-General statement on attacks in Northern Mozambique Commonwealth Secretariat Logo

11 November 2020

Reacting to reports of attacks in the Cabo Delgado province of northern Mozambique the Commonwealth Secretary-General, The Rt Hon Patricia Scotland QC said: