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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:

Event: Data Skills to Inform Policy and Decision-Making workshop Webinar graphic

30 November 2020

Researchers, data scientists and statisticians from the Commonwealth are invited to a workshop for learning about using data for informing policy. Data Skills to Inform Policy and Decision-Making.

OPINION: Young people must play a role in political leadership and decision-making Secretary-General Patricia Scotland

6 November 2020

Young people around the world are waking up to a growing list of new and harsh realities. Trapped in the shadow of a relentless pandemic, many are being robbed of the usual opportunities of youth and denied even the chance to socialise with friends and family.

Secretary-General opens innovation awards for sustainable development Secretary-General Innovation Awards banner

5 November 2020

A Commonwealth prize recognising the most impactful innovations in sustainable development has been launched by the Secretary-General.

Commonwealth and UN Technology Bank join forces to support least developed countries

3 November 2020

The Commonwealth and UN Technology Bank have formed a new partnership to support least developed countries (LDCs) through technology transfer, capacity.