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Commonwealth trade post-Brexit: ‘Everything is to play for’

26 May 2017

High commissioners from Australia, Canada and India joined Secretary-General Patricia Scotland at a financial services conference in London today to offer an upbeat assessment on future trade prospects in the Commonwealth.

The Commonwealth offers hope to voters who expect credible elections

25 May 2017

The Commonwealth promotes democracy by deploying election observers, offering practical assistance to electoral commissions, and providing hands-on training to junior election officials, writes Commonwealth Secretary-General Patricia Scotland.

Peace-building in action: the Commonwealth family makes it truly possible

24 May 2017

This is why I was delighted that our message of peacebuilding, the Commonwealth theme for the year, resonated with all parties in Lesotho and with the ministers and officials I spoke to on my subsequent visit to Malawi.

Statement by Commonwealth Secretary-General Patricia Scotland on terror attack in Manchester

23 May 2017

It is with deep sadness that I offer my condolences to the government and the people of the United Kingdom after, what Greater Manchester Police have described as, a terrorist attack in Manchester last night.

‘All eyes will be on Uganda’ says minister ahead of 2017 youth meeting

19 May 2017

The Commonwealth Youth Ministers Meeting to be hosted by the Government of Uganda will “set the pace for the development of young people.”

Commonwealth offers climate vulnerable states “a light at the end of the tunnel”

19 May 2017

Small islands facing the threat of imminent extinction woke up this morning to a ray of hope following the launch of a “revolutionary” Commonwealth approach to climate change.

Secretary-General opens conference on Regenerative Development with call to action

18 May 2017

Commonwealth Secretary-General Patricia Scotland welcomed high commissioners and climate change innovators to Marlborough House today and called on them to work together on technologies and approaches that have the potential to reverse climate change.

International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia 2017

17 May 2017

The theme for International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia 2017 is “Love Makes a Family” and highlights the centrality of the family for inclusive and sustainable development.

Commonwealth observers issue Interim Statement on 2017 Bahamas general elections

13 May 2017

The Chair of the Commonwealth Observer Group to the 2017 Bahamas general elections has commended the country for the peaceful manner in which they exercised their right to vote on 3 May in the advanced polls and on the main Election Day of 10 May.

The Bahamas Election Interim Statement

13 May 2017

The Commonwealth Observer Group commends the people of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas for the peaceful manner in which they exercised their right to vote on 3 May in the advanced polls and on the main Election Day of 10 May.

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