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