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Kenya election annulment shows ‘due process’, says Secretary-General

1 September 2017

Commonwealth Secretary-General Patricia Scotland has said today’s decision of the Kenyan Supreme Court nullifying the country’s recent presidential election, is a reflection of “due process being followed and the rule of law prevailing”.

Young writers explore peace in the Commonwealth

31 August 2017

This year’s Commonwealth Essay Competition theme invited young people to reflect on the topic of ‘A Commonwealth for Peace’.

Namibian President commends Secretary-General for restoring relevance to the Commonwealth

31 August 2017

The President of Namibia has praised Secretary-General Patricia Scotland for restoring relevance to the Commonwealth and enabling it to better address the challenges of today.

The Commonwealth brings together young Caribbean activists to counter extremism

30 August 2017

The Commonwealth has delivered a masterclass for young leaders in the Caribbean to strengthen grassroots youth-led initiatives to counter propaganda spread by violent extremists.

Education is pivotal to the future of the young Commonwealth, Secretary-General tells conference

29 August 2017

Education plays a pivotal role in equipping future generations with the tools to tackle some of the most pressing issues, not least filling the skills gap which is a global challenge faced by many member states.

The Blue Economy comes home to the Pacific

29 August 2017

A blog by Jeff Ardron, Adviser on Ocean Governance at the Commonwealth.

E-commerce policy guide will support small and less-developed countries

24 August 2017

A handbook to help small and less-developed countries benefit from improved digital trade has been published by the Commonwealth Secretariat.

Closing the education gap in Africa

24 August 2017

A leading academic says next week’s education conference in Namibia will help tackle the education gap between Africa and the rest of the world.

"Educate women to reverse climate change"

23 August 2017

Patricia Scotland, the Commonwealth’s Secretary-General, encouraged young leaders to tackle the biggest challenges facing their generation at a training event in Scotland this week.

Secretary-General to address Council for Education in the Commonwealth annual conference

22 August 2017

Commonwealth Secretary-General Patricia Scotland will deliver the keynote address at a major education conference in Namibia next week.