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Youth charity Prince’s Trust International welcomed at UK launch

27 October 2016

Prince’s Trust International, a newly established charity aiming to support youth employment, education and training, is set to deliver “immense benefits” to young people in Commonwealth countries.

"The decision to stop destroying what is keeping us alive is firmly in our hands"

27 October 2016

Commonwealth’s Regenerative Development to Reverse Climate Change Workshop: Participants will explore cutting-edge technologies and innovations that can reduce carbon and roll back the effects of climate change, while supporting economic development.

Secretary-General expresses solidarity after Pakistan police academy attack

25 October 2016

Commonwealth Secretary-General Patricia Scotland expressed her shock and profound sadness on hearing of Monday night’s attack on a police academy in Quetta, Pakistan, which has claimed at least 59 lives.

An exceptional individual who has smashed through glass ceilings at every level

21 October 2016

The Commonwealth Secretary-General, Patricia Scotland, has won a prestigious award. At last night's GG2 Leadership Awards at London’s Park Plaza Westminster Bridge, Secretary-General Scotland was named Woman of the Year.

Regenerative Development to Reverse Climate Change Workshop

28 October 2016 to 29 October 2016

The workshop will focus on cutting edge technologies that can balance the need to protect the environment with health, wealth and development requirements.

Vulnerable small states need global support, says Secretary-General Scotland

17 October 2016

Nature’s fury is not restrained by considerations for people, property or economic stability.

Don’t let corruption damage sport’s promise, says Secretary-General

6 October 2016

Sports leaders need to “get serious” about tackling corruption, or risk undermining social cohesion and health, education and gender equality targets. That was the warning from Commonwealth Secretary-General Patricia Scotland today.

Hurricane Matthew: Secretary-General urges ‘solidarity and renewed resolve’

5 October 2016

Hurricane Matthew threatens to inflict further severe damage on island nations of the Caribbean as it continues its path of destruction, and there is now significant risk that it will cause widespread damage to property and severe disruption in The Bahamas.

Hurricane Matthew: Secretary-General shares sympathies and concern

4 October 2016

The Commonwealth Secretary-General, Patricia Scotland, spoke to the Caribbean Broadcasting Corporation to express her concern and call for stronger climate action to help build resilience in all Commonwealth regions in the face of growing risk.

Secretary-General expresses deep concern over powerful hurricane in the Caribbean

1 October 2016

Hurricane Matthew briefly escalated to a category 5 - the top hurricane classification and is the strongest Atlantic hurricane since Felix in 2007.