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Secretary-General opens discussion on faith in the Commonwealth

6 October 2017

The Commonwealth will create a safe space for frank discussions about faith and cohesion between communities and religious and ethnic groups, Secretary-General Patricia Scotland told participants of the Craigmyle Lecture.

Commonwealth and United Nations pledge to work as partners

29 September 2017

Commonwealth Secretary-General Patricia Scotland has met the United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres to discuss ways the two organisations can work even closer together.

Commonwealth Secretary-General calls for peace and non-violence in Cameroon

29 September 2017

The Commonwealth Secretary General, The Rt Hon Patricia Scotland QC, has called for peace, unity and non-violence in Cameroon following the recent escalation of violence in the Southwest and Northwest regions of the country.

Combined action needed to tackle modern slavery, says Secretary-General

29 September 2017

Commonwealth Secretary-General Patricia Scotland has told the Wilberforce World Freedom Summit that it is likely that ways to end forced labour, modern slavery, human trafficking and the worst forms of child labour will be among global priorities to be considered when Commonwealth leaders meet next April.

'We need strategies to reduce global warming and regenerate communities'

27 September 2017

My aim is to create an integrated framework so that countries can develop evidence-based strategies to reduce global warming and regenerate their communities, while achieving economic growth at the same time.

Secretary-General shares concern for Vanuatu eruption

27 September 2017

Commonwealth Secretary-General Patricia Scotland today expressed solidarity and concern for the Government and people of Vanuatu following the Manaro volcano eruption on the island of Ambae, and assured them of her efforts to rally whatever support may be needed to respond to the emergency.

Climate change: ‘a moment to see what we can do’

26 September 2017

Commonwealth Secretary-General Patricia Scotland has urged all 52 member states to attend next month’s Commonwealth Law Ministers’ meeting so they can progress ways to combat climate change.

Commonwealth ministers commend Secretary-General on political leadership

23 September 2017

The Commonwealth Ministers Action Group (CMAG) has been meeting on the margins of the United Nations in New York.

Foreign affairs ministers praise Commonwealth reforms

22 September 2017

Commonwealth foreign ministers have commended Secretary-General Patricia Scotland and her team for reforms to the Secretariat.

Commonwealth strengthens links with UNCTAD

21 September 2017

The Commonwealth and the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development have strengthened their links after signing a cooperation agreement.