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Transparency International-UK Annual Lecture

8 December 2016

Commonwealth Secretary-General Patricia Scotland will deliver Transparency International-UK’s Anti-Corruption Lecture on Thursday 8 December 2016.

Red Wednesday and a Commonwealth united against religious hatred

25 November 2016

A campaign to recognise those persecuted or killed in acts of religious hatred saw both sides of the frontage of the UK Houses of Parliament illuminated in red this week.

‘We will bring down rates of violence against women’ Commonwealth chief lays out plan to tackle gender-based violence

24 November 2016

As the world marks the UN’s International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, I stand with millions of men and women around the world to say NO to violence! We will not accept that violence is a part of culture. We reject any suggestions that women and girls are mere possessions to be used and abused.

Countries look to Commonwealth at global climate conference

17 November 2016

Governments and partners at global climate talks in Morocco say they are encouraged by action taken by the Commonwealth to support small and vulnerable countries.

Resource-strapped countries need climate finance support

16 November 2016

The Secretary-General will speak at the high level segment of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change conference, COP22, on 17 November.

Samoa discusses excellent relations with Commonwealth

15 November 2016

The high commissioner of Samoa, His Excellency Fatumanava Dr Pa’olelei Luteru, paid a call on the Commonwealth Secretary-General at Marlborough House in London from his base in Brussels today.

Commonwealth a ‘potent voice’ for small developing states, says senior minister

14 November 2016

The foreign affairs minister for St Kitts and Nevis says he’s convinced of the value of the Commonwealth to small and developing states.

Commonwealth Secretary-General offers condolences to New Zealand

13 November 2016

The tremor measuring 7.8 on the Richter scale hit about 60 miles from Christchurch at just after midnight local time, 11 am UK time.

Bangladesh and its happy relationship with the Commonwealth

12 November 2016

The Secretary-General Patricia Scotland was delighted to welcome the newly appointed high commissioner of Bangladesh to London, His Excellency Md. Nazmul Quaunine, to the Secretariat's headquarters.

Secretary-General assures tourism ministers of support on climate action

12 November 2016

Commonwealth countries must unite on tackling climate change to protect their tourism industries, Secretary-General Patricia Scotland urged ministers and senior officials this week