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Canada’s first Commonwealth Walkway officially opened

19 September 2017

The Lieutenant Governor of Alberta, Lois Mitchell and the Commonwealth Secretary-General, Patricia Scotland, have officially opened Canada’s first Commonwealth Walkway

Partnership between Commonwealth Secretariat and Association of Commonwealth Universities announced

18 September 2017

A new partnership between the Commonwealth Secretariat and the Association of Commonwealth Universities will boost the impact of international higher education on social and economic development initiatives across member countries.

Secretary-General commends Bangladesh response to Rohingya refugees

16 September 2017

Commonwealth Secretary-General Patricia Scotland has commended the government of Bangladesh for setting aside land to receive hundreds of thousands of refugees from neighbouring Myanmar.

Sun removes 'untruthful, misleading and improper' articles

14 September 2017

A British newspaper has agreed to remove from its website a series of articles which sought to discredit both the Commonwealth Secretariat

Secretary-General welcomes Forum Leaders call for assistance in Apia, Samoa

11 September 2017

Commonwealth Secretary General Patricia Scotland has ended a visit to Apia in Samoa where she met all Commonwealth heads of delegation and other partners attending the 48th Pacific Islands Forum.

Agreement on healthcare signed with Pacific Community

8 September 2017

An agreement signed today in Apia, Samoa will strengthen cooperation between the Commonwealth Secretariat and the Pacific Community on healthcare.

Namibian President commends Secretary-General for restoring relevance to the Commonwealth

31 August 2017

The President of Namibia has praised Secretary-General Patricia Scotland for restoring relevance to the Commonwealth and enabling it to better address the challenges of today.

Education is pivotal to the future of the young Commonwealth, Secretary-General tells conference

29 August 2017

Education plays a pivotal role in equipping future generations with the tools to tackle some of the most pressing issues, not least filling the skills gap which is a global challenge faced by many member states.

Secretary-General to address Council for Education in the Commonwealth annual conference

22 August 2017

Commonwealth Secretary-General Patricia Scotland will deliver the keynote address at a major education conference in Namibia next week.

Commonwealth countries hit by floods in South Asia

19 August 2017

On learning of the monsoon floods that have killed hundreds of people and displaced more than 16 million citizens across South Asia, Commonwealth Secretary-General Patricia Scotland has expressed her deep sorrow for those affected.

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