The Secretary-General Patricia Scotland has welcomed plans to try to end the irregular migration of people across the world.
The Secretary-General has been meeting the Bangladeshi prime minister, Sheikh Hasina Wazed, at the United Nations in New York to discuss a variety of challenges facing the Commonwealth.
Secretary-General Patricia Scotland last week urged UK companies to seize fresh opportunities to do business within the Commonwealth.
Secretary-General Patricia Scotland has thrown her weight, and that of the Commonwealth, behind plans for a global agreement to end the refugee and migration crisis around the world.
The Secretary-General has told BBC News that Commonwealth ministers and parliamentarians have asked her to help them respond to the crisis of irregular mass movement of people across the world by coming up with a plan.
The Commonwealth will help its members recover from shock and adjust to the UK's decision to withdraw from the European Union, Commonwealth Secretary-General Patricia Scotland told Sky News today.
Climate change, human rights, migration and gender equality are high on the agenda as the Commonwealth Secretary-General makes her first official visit to the UN General Assembly in New York.
Commonwealth Secretary-General Patricia Scotland today offered her condolences to the people and government of Tanzania following the earthquake which struck the northwest of the country.
Secretary-General Patricia Scotland concluded her first official visit to Asia on Tuesday, as part of a global Commonwealth drive to promote innovation in public service, good governance and human rights.
King Mswati III of Swaziland received the Secretary-General in a bilateral meeting on the opening day of the Commonwealth Association for Public Administration and Management (CAPAM) conference in Malaysia.