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Public service must rethink development strategies, says Secretary-General Commonwealth Secretary-General with Cabinet Secretaries and senior civil servants

26 March 2019

Commonwealth countries must rethink their approach to delivering public services if sustainable development is to be achieved, according to the Commonwealth Secretary-General.

Commonwealth offers closer cooperation to help ACP Group realise ‘full potential’ Commonwealth Secretary-General Patricia Scotland

19 March 2019

Secretary-General Patricia Scotland has reaffirmed the Commonwealth’s support for the African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) Group of States, while urging deeper collaboration to boost their trade and development potential.

Secretary-General expresses sympathy and concern for Southern Africa flood victims A small waterfall of muddy flash-flood water

18 March 2019

Responding to the devastation caused by Cyclone Idai and flooding affecting several countries in Southern Africa, in particular Malawi, Mozambique and Zimbabwe, the Secretary-General of the Commonwealth Patricia Scotland has expressed great concern and sympathy for the people and communities suffering.

Commonwealth Secretary-General expresses condolences in wake of New Zealand attack Flag of New Zealand

15 March 2019

Commonwealth Secretary-General Patricia Scotland today expressed shock and revulsion at the terror attack in Christchurch, New Zealand.

Commonwealth focus is on equitable laws to achieve gender equality Event at Marlborough House to mark International Women’s Day 2019

10 March 2019

High commissioners and women’s rights activists have joined Secretary-General Patricia Scotland to salute the unwavering courage of women in their struggle for equality. 

Commonwealth Day Message by the Secretary-General Commonwealth Secretary-General Patricia Scotland

9 March 2019

At this time when multilateralism is under threat, and we see nationalism and narrow self-interest on the rise, the Commonwealth shines as a beacon of hope and promise, inspiring confidence in the benefits of international co-operation and collective action.

Secretary-General: Promoting inclusive trade ‘key’ to economic prosperity Commonwealth Secretary-General Patricia Scotland

1 March 2019

Secretary-General Patricia Scotland has reaffirmed the Commonwealth’s collective commitment to an inclusive, fair and open rules-based multilateral trading system which drives growth, productivity, innovation and employability.

Celebrating the power of mother languages to promote cultural cohesion Commonwealth Secretary-General Patricia Scotland

22 February 2019

Music, poetry and cultural performances from around the globe portrayed the power of mother languages to promote intercultural dialogue and preserve heritage, as Secretary-General Patricia Scotland joined hundreds in London to commemorate Language Martyrs Day and Mother Language Day.

Secretary-General: Human Resources and ICTs drive organisational development Commonwealth Secretary-General Patricia Scotland

20 February 2019

Human resources as well as information and communication technologies (ICTs) play a crucial role in helping an organisation achieve its goals and objectives, says the Commonwealth Secretary-General, Patricia Scotland.

Commonwealth values enshrined in Peace Accord, Secretary-General tells Nigeria's Presidential Candidates Commonwealth Secretary-General Patricia Scotland

14 February 2019

The Secretary-General has praised Nigeria's "steadfast commitment to the promotion of peace" in the run-up to Saturday's presidential election.

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