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Commonwealth to tackle corruption with kitemark and office for justice reform

Release date 18 April 2016

Secretary-General Rt Hon Patricia Scotland QC today announced plans to launch a new Commonwealth ‘kitemark’ against corruption, alongside an Office of Civil and Criminal Justice Reform to help countries enhance policy-making and legislation.

Commonwealth and UNESCO renew ties

15 April 2016

Paris, 15 April: The Commonwealth and UNESCO have entered into a new agreement to cooperate in the areas of Education, Youth and Sport and Peace-building and Dialogue.

‘Without journalism there is no democracy’ says new president of journalists association

14 April 2016

The Commonwealth Journalists Association has elected a new President, Mahendra Ved, a senior journalist based on New Delhi and the President of the CJA’s India branch.

‘You are the voice of our citizens,’ Secretary-General tells journalists at conference

11 April 2016

Opening a conference of journalists from around the Commonwealth, Rt Hon Patricia Scotland QC said that free and fair reporting is essential to good governance.

Secretary-General expresses great sadness on learning of tragic fire in Kerala, India

10 April 2016

Commonwealth Secretary-General Rt Hon Patricia Scotland QC expresses great sadness on learning of the tragic fire during local new year celebrations in the Indian state of Kerala.

Focus on early intervention to counter violent extremism, says Secretary-General

Release date 8 April 2016

Addressing a major United Nations conference in Geneva, Secretary-General Scotland pledged the Commonwealth’s commitment to support the United Nations Plan of Action to Prevent Violent Extremism.

We need a Commonwealth plan to deliver on Paris climate change agreement

5 April 2016

The Commonwealth needs to take responsibility for delivering the global climate change agreement signed in Paris last December, the new Secretary-General will argue today.

Scotland welcomed in London as new Commonwealth Secretary-General

Release date 4 April 2016

Rt Hon Patricia Scotland QC today outlined her priorities as Secretary-General of the Commonwealth.

Disaster resource centre launched in Dominica by Secretary-General Commonwealth Secretary-General Rt Hon Patricia Scotland QC launched a new Disaster Resource Centre in Dominica

2 April 2016

On her first day in office, Commonwealth Secretary-General Rt Hon Patricia Scotland QC visited her home country of Dominica and launched a new Disaster Resource Centre.

‘Together we are so much stronger’ says Scotland as she becomes new Secretary-General

1 April 2016

“As a Commonwealth, each country has something unique and special to give each of the others.” stated Rt Hon Patricia Scotland QC.

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