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Canada mosque attack condemned by Commonwealth Secretary-General

30 January 2017

The Commonwealth Secretary-General, Patricia Scotland, has today condemned a gun attack on a mosque in Québec City, Canada, which claimed the lives of six people.

Parliamentarians to make commitment on human rights

25 January 2017

Government ministers and legal advisers from across the Commonwealth are meeting to lay the foundation for a global network of parliamentary champions of human rights.

Peace in the home essential first step to community peace, says Zambia’s vice president

25 January 2017

Zambia’s Vice President Inonge Mutukwa Wina and High Commissioner Muyeba Shichapwa Chikonde called on the Commonwealth Secretary-General at Marlborough House in London.

Malta assumes Presidency of the Council of the EU

18 January 2017

As our Commonwealth Chair-in Office Malta concurrently assumes the Presidency of the Council of the EU it is my pleasure to offer warm congratulations to the Prime Minister, Dr Joseph Muscat.

Human rights high on agenda for speakers of parliament

16 January 2017

A delegation of more than 30 speakers and parliamentary officials met with Secretary-General Patricia Scotland last week to hear her plans and share advice on how to best work together to achieve equality.

Commonwealth can offer gold-standard election monitoring: New Zealand Minister of Foreign Affairs

13 January 2017

New Zealand’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, Murray McCully, says the Commonwealth can best support its members through gold-standard election monitoring.

Sri Lanka’s foreign affairs minister meets Commonwealth Secretary-General

13 January 2017

Sri Lanka’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Mangala Samaraweera has expressed hope that the Commonwealth will continue to fight for the values that have strengthened Sri Lanka in recent times, such as human rights, rule of law and democracy.

Secretary-General pays tribute to Seychelles founding president

11 January 2017

The Commonwealth Secretary-General, Patricia Scotland, has expressed her deepest condolences on the death of the former Seychelles president, Sir James Mancham.

New Year Message from the Secretary-General of the Commonwealth

31 December 2016

Turning the page at the start of a New Year opens our imagination to the promise of a new chapter waiting to be written.

Commonwealth ‘designed for twenty-first century’ – interview with The Diplomatist

27 December 2016

The Commonwealth’s purpose is to help ensure that “no-one is left behind”, Secretary-General Patricia Scotland says in an interview published in the latest edition of The Diplomatist magazine.