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Secretary-General and global stars vow to ‘level the law’ at New York festival

25 September 2016

Addressing a crowd of more than sixty thousand people in New York’s Central Park, Secretary-General Patricia Scotland pledged the Commonwealth’s support to help countries “level the law” to end discrimination against women and girls.

Don't shut up till you get true equality, says Secretary-General Scotland

24 September 2016

Secretary-General Patricia Scotland today urged Commonwealth citizens to hold their governments to commitments made on the internationally ratified Sustainable Development Goals (SDGS).

Mozambique's hand of friendship to the Commonwealth

20 September 2016

The president of Mozambique has invited the Secretary-General to visit his country. The invitation was made during a meeting of the two leaders at the UN General Assembly today.

Secretary-General backs efforts to ease global migration crisis

19 September 2016

The Secretary-General Patricia Scotland has welcomed plans to try to end the irregular migration of people across the world.

Secretary-General and Bangladeshi PM discuss challenges facing Commonwealth

19 September 2016

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 Scotland: The Commonwealth is open for business

19 September 2016

Secretary-General Patricia Scotland last week urged UK companies to seize fresh opportunities to do business within the Commonwealth.

A bold response to a global crisis, says Secretary-General on migration compact

19 September 2016

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.

Commonwealth consensus on need to respond to irregular mass migration

19 September 2016

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.

Secretary-General: We will help countries recover from the shock of Brexit

18 September 2016

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.

The Commonwealth at the United Nations

17 September 2016

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.

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