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Malawi president champions Commonwealth programmes

28 April 2017

The president of Malawi, Peter Mutharika, has reaffirmed his commitment to the Commonwealth, pledging to support its initiatives on youth, women’s empowerment, entrepreneurship, child marriage, domestic violence and climate change.

Lesotho politicians commit to pre-election peace pact

27 April 2017

Political parties in Lesotho have agreed to sign a pre-election peace pledge as Commonwealth Secretary-General Patricia Scotland completes her four-day mission in the country.

Secretary-General Scotland calls for collaboration on Lesotho governance reform

25 April 2017

The Commonwealth and the United Nations have pledged to continue working with local and regional institutions to support the peacebuilding process and governance reform agenda in Lesotho.

Secretary-General welcomes Malaysia’s human resources minister

12 April 2017

Commonwealth Secretary-General Patricia Scotland has met with the Malaysian minister for human resources, Dato’ Sri Richard Rio.

Commonwealth Youth Games: The Bahamas will be ‘capital of the Commonwealth’, says high commissioner

12 April 2017

The final hundred-day countdown for the first Commonwealth Youth Games to be held in the Caribbean has begun.

Secretary-General pledges support for ‘Latimer House Principles’ style declaration on media freedom

5 April 2017

Commonwealth Secretary-General Patricia Scotland was speaking at the Institute of Commonwealth Studies Conference’s keynote Peter Lyons Memorial Lecture in London.

Human rights central to the SDGs - UN High Commissioner

3 April 2017

The realisation of human rights is central to successfully achieving the Sustainable Development Goals, Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights told a Commonwealth audience in London last Friday.

A tribute to Nobel Laureate Sir Derek Walcott

25 March 2017

I would like to join with the government and people of Saint Lucia today to honour their son, and to celebrate his life and the immense contribution he has made to literature.

Commonwealth Secretary-General statement on the terror attack in London

23 March 2017

I offer my personal and heartfelt condolences to the friends and family of those who died in yesterday's terror attack in London.

We need to act collaboratively to tackle the devastating consequences of cybercrime

22 March 2017

Commonwealth kinship and affinity, and the similarity of our systems of law and governance, will help in the fight against cybercrime, Secretary-General Patricia Scotland said today.

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