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Friends of the Commonwealth Secretariat mark Commonwealth Secretariat’s 55th Anniversary at event in India Secretary-General Patricia Scotland

3 July 2020

The 55th anniversary of the founding of the Commonwealth Secretariat has been marked by supporters in India during a special virtual event.

Secretary-General of the Commonwealth speaks on the postponement of CHOGM due to COVID-19 Secretary-General of the Commonwealth, Patricia Scotland speaking to camera

25 June 2020

Commonwealth Secretary-General, Patricia Scotland spoke to mark the fact that, if not for the Coronavirus Pandemic, the Commonwealth would be holding its CHOGM summit this week in Kigali, Rwanda.

World must continue to fight the invisible infection of corruption - Secretary-General Stock photo of a globe with scales of justice on coins

17 June 2020

Countries’ response to Covid-19, their long-term development and the meeting of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are all threatened by the “invisible infection” of corruption, the Commonwealth Secretary-General has warned.

Commonwealth Secretariat welcomes new domestic violence law for Seychelles Seychelles President signing domestic violence act

10 June 2020

The Commonwealth Secretary-General has welcomed new legislation in Seychelles that will help curb violence against women and girls.

Post-COVID recovery should lock in ocean sustainability, says Commonwealth Secretary-General  Ancient fishing technique remained unchanged in Africa. Fisherman throwing a fishing net. The fisherman is back and is positioned on the edge of a traditional boat

8 June 2020

The Commonwealth Secretary-General is urging governments to ensure their countries’ post-COVID economic recoveries are environmentally sustainable and safe for the ocean.

The hidden pandemic alongside COVID-19 Worried girl looking down on bench

3 June 2020

As economies, institutions and social welfare sectors continue to buckle under the strain of the unprecedented COVID-19 pandemic crisis, there is a dangerous escalation in the risk to the millions of people caught in the clutches of domestic and gender-based violence. 

Commonwealth Secretary-General calls for urgent global response to coronavirus at World Health Assembly Secretary-General of the Commonwealth, Patricia Scotland

21 May 2020

The Commonwealth’s Secretary-General has encouraged the international community to take urgent multilateral action to tackle the coronavirus pandemic. 

Secretary-General urges breaking the silence on International Day against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia

17 May 2020

International Day against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia takes place on 17 May. This year’s theme is 'Breaking the Silence', which seeks to highlight the voices of the most vulnerable and marginalised in society while embracing our individual identities.

Commonwealth countries must maintain essential non-COVID health care while tackling coronavirus pandemic A man donates blood at a hospital in Malaysia

9 May 2020

Countries should maintain essential health care to non-COVID-19 patients while dealing with the coronavirus pandemic.

Top chefs join Commonwealth social media challenge to fight COVID-19

1 May 2020

Some of the coolest chefs in London have joined the Commonwealth's #HowIFightCovid19 social media challenge to volunteer their cookery skills.

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