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Negative effects of “de-risking” banks discussed at Commonwealth headquarters

9 June 2016

Jamaica’s Minister of Finance and Public Service, Audley Shaw, met in London with the Secretary-General, Patricia Scotland, to discuss strict new banking procedures designed to combat money laundering and the financing of terrorism.

World Oceans Day 2016 Theme - ‘Healthy Oceans, Healthy Planet’

7 June 2016

Statement by Commonwealth Secretary-General, Patricia Scotland

Commonwealth Secretary-General congratulates Guyana on Golden Jubilee

26 May 2016

Cultural festivals, flag raising ceremonies and float parades ushered in Guyana’s Golden Jubilee of Independence. The diverse and resource-rich country gained their independence in 1966.

Cyclone Roanu in Bangladesh

22 May 2016

Condolences and deep sympathy to the government and people of Bangladesh following tragic loss of life, displacement of people and widespread devastation.

Commonwealth Secretary-General says ‘No More’ to domestic violence

17 May 2016

Commonwealth Secretary-General Patricia Scotland made a heartfelt appeal today in support of a new campaign to raise awareness about domestic violence in the United Kingdom.

International Day against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia

16 May 2016

The vision of the Commonwealth Secretariat is to help create and sustain a Commonwealth that is mutually respectful, resilient, peaceful and prosperous and that cherishes equality, diversity and shared values.

Commonwealth pledges to partner against corruption at London Summit

12 May 2016

The Commonwealth stands “shoulder to shoulder” with all those committed to calling time on corruption - Secretary-General Patricia Scotland, Anti-Corruption Summit, 12 May 2016.

Secretary-General Scotland meets with The Prince of Wales

10 May 2016

Commonwealth Secretary-General Scotland met with The Prince of Wales at Clarence House, where they took the opportunity to discuss matters of common interest, including climate action and opportunities for young people.

Commonwealth Secretary-General expresses sympathy and solidarity with the Government and people of Rwanda

9 May 2016

Catastrophic landslides in Rwanda over recent days cause loss of life and devastation to homes.

Secretary-General Scotland talks to BBC News about global anti-corruption efforts

8 May 2016

Commonwealth Secretary-General Scotland speaks to the BBC on the importance of the Tackling Corruption Together conference on Wednesday 11 May 2016.