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Secretary General’s concern grows after another deadly Nigerian bombing

23 November 2017

With news that at least 50 people were killed this week when a teenager suicide bomber attacked a mosque, Commonwealth Secretary-General Patricia Scotland has reiterated her concern regarding the continued use of violence by extremist groups in Nigeria.

Scholars represent ‘heritage and future of Commonwealth’

23 November 2017

Graduates of a scholarship programme build Commonwealth connection and advance development by deepening understanding of the principles of the Commonwealth Charter.

Countries commit to tackling child labour across borders

22 November 2017

Measures to eradicate child labour, modern slavery and human trafficking across the Commonwealth took a step forward at a major global conference in Argentina.

Tonga elections conducted peacefully, say observers

20 November 2017

Tonga’s national parliamentary elections were fair and peaceful, according to Commonwealth election observers.

Fight to prevent violence against women and girls steps up in Asia

20 November 2017

The fight to end violence against women and girls will be bolstered by the publication of a new guide offering support to judges across Asia.

‘Be bold, be ambitious’ Secretary-General poses the climate action challenge to young people

17 November 2017

Secretary-General Patricia Scotland has challenged the youth of the Commonwealth to tackle climate change through bold innovation.

Secretary-General statement on Nigerian suicide bombing

17 November 2017

Commonwealth Secretary-General Patricia Scotland today expressed her concern for the violence in Nigeria that saw 14 people killed in a suicide bombing in the north-eastern city of Maiduguri.

More countries must commit to tackle child marriage

16 November 2017

A coordinated response to tackle the scourge of child marriage has never been more pressing in the Commonwealth, where a child is married every 17 minutes.

New debt management software put through paces

16 November 2017

Debt managers from across the Commonwealth are currently in Pune, India, testing Meridian, the new debt management tool from the Secretariat.

Finance Access Hub ‘remarkable’

15 November 2017

Delegates to a side event on the Commonwealth Climate Finance Access Hub at COP23 in Bonn, Germany, have described the initiative as ‘remarkable’.