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Ending domestic violence campaign builds momentum

8 March 2017

Campaigners, Commonwealth high commissioners, parliamentarians and members of civil society today stood behind a new initiative to support its member governments to eliminate domestic violence.

Secretary-General’s message for International Women’s Day 2017

8 March 2017

International Women’s Day 2017 is being celebrated as we complete twelve months of celebrating ‘An Inclusive Commonwealth’, and our focus for the year ahead shifts to ‘A Peace-building Commonwealth’.

Peace in the home initiative to empower domestic violence survivors

8 March 2017

The Commonwealth launches new initiative to help member states bring down rates of domestic violence.

Peace in the home means peace in our communities, says Secretary-General

28 February 2017

Commonwealth Secretary-General Patricia Scotland has made her inaugural speech at the High Level Segment of the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva, Switzerland.

Commonwealth Peace in the home: Ending domestic violence together initiative

8 March 2017

Secretary-General Patricia Scotland will launch a pioneering Peace in the home: Ending domestic violence together initiative as part of the larger strategy focused on ‘A Peace-building Commonwealth’ – the theme for Commonwealth Day and the rest of the year.

Climate change, oceans and education talks with Fiji High Commissioner

27 February 2017

Commonwealth Secretary-General Patricia Scotland was delighted to welcome Fiji’s High Commissioner, Jitoko Tikolevu, to the Secretariat’s headquarters in London today.

Secretary-General to address Human Rights Council

28 February 2017

Commonwealth Secretary-General Scotland will address the High Level Segment of the 34th session of the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva on 28 February 2017.

Commonwealth provides ‘impulse’ for climate action, says UN climate body

24 February 2017

The Commonwealth and the leading United Nations climate organisation have committed to work closely together to implement the landmark Paris Agreement on Climate Change.

Commonwealth Secretary-General: ‘Significant, influential and inspirational’ leadership, say delegates to ACU conference

8 February 2017

Delegates to the Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU) conference in Liverpool have thanked Secretary-General Patricia Scotland for her continuing support and ‘inspirational’ leadership.

Indian high commissioner appreciative of India-Commonwealth trade links

4 February 2017

The Indian high commissioner, His Excellency Mr. Y.K. Sinha, paid a call on Secretary-General Patricia Scotland at Marlborough House today.

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