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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.

Commonwealth Secretary-General named 2019 Champion for women’s empowerment Commonwealth Secretary-General Patricia Scotland

8 February 2019

WEConnect International will recognise Commonwealth Secretary-General Patricia Scotland’s global leadership on women’s equality and empowerment with the 2019 Distinguished Champion Award on 1 April 2019

Maldives requests Commonwealth membership Flag of Maldives

19 December 2018

The Republic of Maldives has applied to re-join the Commonwealth. The country’s President, Ibrahim Mohamed Solih, made the request in a letter to Secretary-General Patricia Scotland earlier this month.

Climate change efforts are ‘race against time’ – Secretary General Commonwealth Secretary-General Patricia Scotland

13 December 2018

Commonwealth Secretary-General Patricia Scotland is backing redoubled efforts by the Commonwealth family of 53 countries to fight climate change, in light of a sobering report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) calling for “rapid and far-reaching” actions to keep global warming below 1.5°C.