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Applications open for training course on addressing hate speech

5 October 2017

Applications are now open to join a course in London that builds the capacity of young people to counter hate speech and violent radicalisation.

Commonwealth and United Nations pledge to work as partners

29 September 2017

Commonwealth Secretary-General Patricia Scotland has met the United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres to discuss ways the two organisations can work even closer together.

Commonwealth Secretary-General calls for peace and non-violence in Cameroon

29 September 2017

The Commonwealth Secretary General, The Rt Hon Patricia Scotland QC, has called for peace, unity and non-violence in Cameroon following the recent escalation of violence in the Southwest and Northwest regions of the country.

Combined action needed to tackle modern slavery, says Secretary-General

29 September 2017

Commonwealth Secretary-General Patricia Scotland has told the Wilberforce World Freedom Summit that it is likely that ways to end forced labour, modern slavery, human trafficking and the worst forms of child labour will be among global priorities to be considered when Commonwealth leaders meet next April.

Diversity key to building an effective judiciary

28 September 2017

Chief Justices from around the Commonwealth have been meeting this week in Tanzania at the Commonwealth Magistrates and Judges Association (CMJA) conference, where independence and diversity were highlighted as key to an effective judiciary.

'We need strategies to reduce global warming and regenerate communities'

27 September 2017

My aim is to create an integrated framework so that countries can develop evidence-based strategies to reduce global warming and regenerate their communities, while achieving economic growth at the same time.

Nigeria praises Commonwealth’s role in anti-corruption drive

27 September 2017

The Nigerian government has praised the Commonwealth’s role in supporting its fight against corruption.

Secretary-General shares concern for Vanuatu eruption

27 September 2017

Commonwealth Secretary-General Patricia Scotland today expressed solidarity and concern for the Government and people of Vanuatu following the Manaro volcano eruption on the island of Ambae, and assured them of her efforts to rally whatever support may be needed to respond to the emergency.

New debt management software ready to be trialled by experts

27 September 2017

Meridian, the Commonwealth Secretariat’s improved public debt management software, is about to be tested in India by debt managers from member countries ahead of its launch next year.

Deputy Secretary-General calls for greater trade collaboration

26 September 2017

Deputy Secretary-General Josephine Ojiambo has called for increased collaboration between Commonwealth members to increase trade and investment.