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Commonwealth Secretary-General interviewed by a young correspondent

20 December 2016

Nahiyan Pasha, a 16 year-old young British-Bangladeshi reporter, interviewed Secretary-General Patricia Scotland.

Secretary-General encourages continuation of peaceful, constitutional and dignified transition in The Gambia

13 December 2016

The Commonwealth Secretary-General, Patricia Scotland, urges the democratic will of the people of The Gambia to be respected, and encourages the continuation of the peaceful, constitutional and dignified transition that has already commenced following the 1 December election.

Secretary-General congratulates President-Elect Nana Akufo Addo

11 December 2016

The Commonwealth Secretary-General, Patricia Scotland, warmly congratulates the President-Elect of the Republic of Ghana, Nana Akufo Addo, following a successful election.

Secretary-General commits Commonwealth ‘to eliminate the scourge of corruption’ at Transparency International lecture

8 December 2016

Secretary-General Patricia Scotland has told an audience at the Transparency International-UK Anti-Corruption Lecture 2016 in London that corruption ‘is a scourge which holds in thrall millions of our Commonwealth sisters and brothers, condemning them to servitude, poverty, disease, indignity and misery’.

Global impact of Commonwealth charted by Secretary-General in distinguished Oxford University lecture

5 December 2016

Commonwealth Secretary-General Patricia Scotland today followed in the footsteps of a long line of distinguished scientists, scholars and statesmen to deliver the Romanes Lecture at the University of Oxford.

Renowned Bangladeshi jurist calls on Secretary-General Scotland

25 November 2016

Dr Kamal Hossain, co-author of the landmark Commonwealth report, ‘Civil Paths to Peace’, called on Commonwealth Secretary-General Patricia Scotland.

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.