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Commonwealth gathering urges countries to make this ‘the decade of gender equality’ Women on the panel discussion

7 March 2020

A Commonwealth gathering has called for an end to gender inequality by 2030 so every girl can have the same opportunities as boys.

Commonwealth Day Message by the Secretary-General Commonwealth Secretary-General, Patricia Scotland

7 March 2020

Read the Commonwealth Day 2020 Message by the Commonwealth Secretary-General, Patricia Scotland.

Drought-hit Barbados aims for one million trees to mitigate climate impact Commonwealth Secretary-General planting a tree

28 February 2020

The tranquil waters and palm-lined beaches in Barbados mask a rising threat. That this same water can engulf and endanger all if ample action is not taken. 

Climate crisis is a global human rights challenge Two men walking through Kampala, Uganda after a flood

26 February 2020

Commonwealth Secretary-General Patricia Scotland today addressed the High Level Segment of the UN Human Rights Council’s 43rd Regular Session in Geneva.

Commonwealth cricket match will see legends bat for charity in Barbados

25 February 2020

Cricket legends will play a ‘Peace at the Crease’ charity cricket match in Barbados on 17 October.

Dominica backs Secretary-General for second term Secretary-General of the Commonwealth, Patricia Scotland with the Prime Minister of Dominica

19 February 2020

Patricia Scotland, the Commonwealth’s Secretary-General, has been supported to serve a second term by the Commonwealth of Dominica, the country of her birth.

Secretary-General statement on Cameroon deaths Cameroon flag

18 February 2020

The Commonwealth Secretary-General has issued the following statement in response to an attack on a village in north-west Cameroon on 14 February which reportedly left 23 people dead, the majority of them children.

Commonwealth commitment to environment has deep roots Commonwealth Secretary-general Patricia Scotland at CHOGM park in Malaysia

17 February 2020

Climate change will be high on the agenda when Commonwealth Heads of Government meet in Rwanda this year - more than three decades after their predecessors recognised the threat and drew up a visionary action plan to avert the crisis.

Event: International Women’s Day - advancing gender equality in the Commonwealth A women speaking into a microphone at a conference

6 March 2020

The Commonwealth will host an event on international women’s day to examine ways to close the gender gap in the workforce.

School in Malaysia honours Secretary-General with theatre naming

12 February 2020

A Malaysian school which launched a scholarship programme for students from Commonwealth countries and aspires to be a centre for music and dramatic arts, has named its new state-of-the-art auditorium in honour of the Commonwealth Secretary-General.

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