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Supercharging economic development through South-South collaboration

29 September 2018

Commonwealth Secretary-General Patricia Scotland today signed a new agreement with the United Nations Office for South-South Cooperation (UNOSSC) in the margins of the United General Assembly in New York.

Commonwealth family demonstrates power of multilateralism, says Secretary-General

26 September 2018

Set against the backdrop of New York’s famous skyline, the world stage of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) opened this week with a passionate call to support multilateralism

Secretary-General launches innovation awards for sustainable development

19 September 2018

The Commonwealth Secretary-General’s Innovation for Sustainable Development Awards were launched on 19th September to celebrate the most outstanding innovators and innovations from any of the 53 Commonwealth countries.

Secretary-General attends State Funeral of Kofi Annan

13 September 2018

Commonwealth Secretary-General Patricia Scotland today honoured the memory of the late Mr Kofi Annan, former Secretary-General of the United Nations, hailing the transformative impact of his leadership on international relations, as well as his generous support for the work of the Commonwealth.

Innovation Hub impresses Pacific Islands head

12 September 2018

The President of Nauru and Chair of the Pacific Islands Forum, Baron Waqa, has welcomed a Commonwealth programme aimed at sharing innovative solutions to development problems, during a presentation on the Commonwealth Innovation Hub by Secretary-General Patricia Scotland.

Strong partners will deliver on Commonwealth Blue Charter, says Secretary-General

10 September 2018

Protecting the ocean today is the best way of ensuring prosperity for future generations, says Commonwealth Secretary-General Patricia Scotland. Her remarks came at a session on the Commonwealth Blue Charter on sustainable ocean governance, held on the margins of the 49th Pacific Islands Forum in Nauru, which ran from 3 to 6 September 2018

Condolences for Kerala Floods Victims

18 August 2018

The Commonwealth sends heartfelt condolences to the families of those who have died in the disastrous floods in Kerala, India.

Bangladesh’s Prime Minister hits “Peace at the Crease” for six

17 August 2018

The Bangladesh Prime Minister, Sheikh Hasina, has pledged “all her support” for the Commonwealth’s “Peace at the Crease” initiative plus more collaboration to encourage Commonwealth trade.

Commonwealth collaboration: pathway towards a common future

16 August 2018

Secretary-General Patricia Scotland underscored the importance of Commonwealth collaboration in delivering progress and bridging socioeconomic gaps to ensure common prosperity among the 53-member states, during her lecture at the Universiti Brunei Darussalam.

Sri Lanka to champion the Commonwealth Peace at the Crease Initiative

14 August 2018

Sri Lanka has pledged to champion the Peace at the Crease initiative, which uses the popularity of cricket as a means to promote peace and development among communities across the 53-member states.