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Group deployed to observe Solomon Islands national general election Voting in the Solomon Islands

22 March 2019

Commonwealth Secretary-General Patricia Scotland will deploy a team to observe the Solomon Islands National General Election to be held on 3 April 2019. The group will be led by Sato Kilman Livtuvanu, former Prime Minister of Vanuatu, and will comprise ten eminent persons drawn from across the regions of the Commonwealth.

Experts helping Samoa launch new debt management system A hand holding bank notes and coins

21 March 2019

Samoa and the Cook Islands are working with the Commonwealth to improve their national debt management databases. 

Digital Connectivity group holds first meeting in South Africa A hand pointing to a hologram of the earth

19 March 2019

An initiative to boost trade by improving digital connectivity in the Commonwealth has got underway in South Africa.

Commonwealth offers closer cooperation to help ACP Group realise ‘full potential’ Commonwealth Secretary-General Patricia Scotland

19 March 2019

Secretary-General Patricia Scotland has reaffirmed the Commonwealth’s support for the African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) Group of States, while urging deeper collaboration to boost their trade and development potential.

Secretary-General expresses sympathy and concern for Southern Africa flood victims A small waterfall of muddy flash-flood water

18 March 2019

Responding to the devastation caused by Cyclone Idai and flooding affecting several countries in Southern Africa, in particular Malawi, Mozambique and Zimbabwe, the Secretary-General of the Commonwealth Patricia Scotland has expressed great concern and sympathy for the people and communities suffering.

Commonwealth Secretary-General expresses condolences in wake of New Zealand attack Flag of New Zealand

15 March 2019

Commonwealth Secretary-General Patricia Scotland today expressed shock and revulsion at the terror attack in Christchurch, New Zealand.

The Gambia to head up Commonwealth Physical Connectivity Agenda A satellite dish over looking a city at night

15 March 2019

The Gambia is to drive a Commonwealth initiative aimed at ensuring improvements in digital infrastructure underpin economic progress.

Winners of Commonwealth Youth Awards 2019 announced Commonwealth Secretary-General Patricia Scotland with the 2019 Commonwealth Youth Award winners

13 March 2019

Four exceptional young people from India, Nigeria, the Solomon Islands and Saint Lucia have won prizes at the 2019 Commonwealth Youth Awards in recognition of their efforts to end hunger, sexual violence, sanitation issues and climate change. A ceremony was held today at the Commonwealth’s headquarters in London, where winners shared a £12,000 grant for their innovative projects.

Nigerian woman named Commonwealth Young Person of the Year for abuse support programme Commonwealth Secretary-General Patricia Scotland and 2019 Commonwealth Young Person of the Year Oluwaseun Ayodeji Osowobi

13 March 2019

A young Nigerian woman who is helping thousands of sexual and domestic abuse victims, has been named Commonwealth Young Person of the Year. Twenty-eight-year-old Oluwaseun Ayodeji Osowobi, from Lagos, was presented with the award by Commonwealth Secretary-General Patricia Scotland at Marlborough House.

Prince of Wales attends London reception celebrating Commonwealth Day The Prince of Wales and Commonwealth Secretary-General Patricia Scotland

11 March 2019

An annual reception to mark Commonwealth Day was held at Marlborough House in London today.