The Rt Hon Patricia Scotland QC is the 6th Commonwealth Secretary-General.
She was born in Dominica and was their candidate for the post at the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) in Malta in 2015.
She is the 2nd Secretary-General from the Caribbean and the 1st woman to hold the post.
As economies, institutions and social welfare sectors continue to buckle under the strain of the unprecedented COVID-19 pandemic crisis, there is a dangerous escalation in the risk to the millions of people caught in the clutches of domestic and gender-based violence.
The Commonwealth’s Secretary-General has encouraged the international community to take urgent multilateral action to tackle the coronavirus pandemic.
The world is bracing for a massive hit to the global economy in the wake of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
Commonwealth accredited organisations have launched a range of activities to respond to the coronavirus pandemic.
Today there is an eerie silence across the globe. Bustling cities have gone quiet and highways that were once jammed with bumper to bumper traffic, are empty.
Commonwealth Secretary-General Patricia Scotland today addressed the High Level Segment of the UN Human Rights Council’s 43rd Regular Session in Geneva.