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Commonwealth Secretary-General visits Uttar Pradesh Commonwealth Secretary-General Patricia Scotland with a group of people at a school with children in India

20 January 2020

On her visit to India, the Commonwealth Secretary-General travelled to the city of Gorakhpur in India’s most populous state, Uttar Pradesh. She took part in the launch of the Out of School Children Project, and attended the country’s first ever Sustainable Development Goals Choupal.

Commonwealth Secretary-General visiting India to address Raisina Dialogue Commonwealth Secretary-general Patricia Scotland speaking

10 January 2020

Commonwealth Secretary-General Patricia Scotland will address the 2020 Raisina Dialogue in New Delhi, India. The Dialogue is India’s flagship conference on geopolitics and geo-economics.

Extreme Events Are Reversing Development Goals Bushfire in Australia

8 January 2020

Cyclones in the Caribbean and Pacific, devastating bushfires in Australia, recurrent floods and droughts in Asia and Africa, increasingly bring tragic loss of life to our nations and communities, causing irreparable damage to centuries old ways of life.

More ambition needed to avert climate crisis Commonwealth Secretary-General Patricia Scotland speaking at COP25 in Madrid, Spain

18 December 2019

The Commonwealth Secretary-General has called for raised ambitions and intensified climate action in light of sobering reports by the world’s top climate scientists.

Commonwealth and United Nations sign new agreement Commonwealth Secretary-General Patricia Scotland and United Nations Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed signing MOU

13 December 2019

Commonwealth Secretary-General Patricia Scotland and United Nations Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed have formally committed their organisations to work more closely together.

Newly-appointed diplomats urged to seize Commonwealth opportunities Delegates at the Commonwealth Diplomats induction programme

26 November 2019

Diplomats newly-appointed to posts with responsibility for the Commonwealth have been encouraged to take full advantage of opportunities to boost co-operation and connection among its 53 member countries.

Commonwealth teams up with 'NO MORE’ initiative to reduce violence against women and girls Commonwealth Secretary General announcing Commonwealth Says NO MORE

25 November 2019

The Commonwealth has announced a new partnership designed to reduce domestic violence in member countries. Today, Secretary-General Patricia Scotland signed a memorandum of understanding with the NO MORE Foundation which is a global movement of 1,400 allied organisations and 40 international chapters working together to stop and prevent domestic violence and sexual assault.

Papua New Guinea: Commonwealth observes referendum on Bougainville’s political future Polling station in Papua New Guinea

23 November 2019

Voting has begun in a referendum on the independence of Bougainville from Papua New Guinea, with a team from the Commonwealth deployed to observe the process.

Partnership is crucial in the quest for peace, says Secretary-General Commonwealth Secretary-general Patricia Scotland at 2019 RISING Global Peace Forum

19 November 2019

The Secretary-General spoke of partnership being in the Commonwealth’s DNA as she delivered a message on multilateralism and peace dialogue at a major thought-leaders’ event.

Blog: How a robust international arbitration framework can boost global trade and economic growth gavel and block

7 November 2019

A robust framework for resolving cross-border commercial disputes can help unlock valuable trade and investment opportunities for Commonwealth countries.

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