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Floods in South Asia: Statement by Commonwealth Secretary-General

19 August 2017

On learning of the monsoon floods that have killed hundreds of people and displaced more than 16 million citizens across South Asia, Commonwealth Secretary-General Patricia Scotland has expressed her deep sorrow for those affected.

Secretary-General “delighted” with Zambian opposition leader’s release

Release date 16 August 2017

The Secretary-General was responding to the news that Zambia’s Director of Public Prosecution (DPP) had decided to stay the treason case against the leader of the United Party for National Development

Commonwealth Secretariat lauded for “positive changes”

15 August 2017

Mozambique’s President Filipe Nyusi has joined leaders across Africa to praise the Secretariat for the revamping and the renewed relevance of the Commonwealth.

Tanzanian president reaffirms commitment to Commonwealth

11 August 2017

President John Magufuli has pledged to stand firmly behind new Commonwealth initiatives to boost trade, address climate change and support justice reform.

President of Zambia and opposition leader agree to peaceful dialogue

Release date 9 August 2017

President Edgar Lungu and the opposition leader Hakainde Hichilema have agreed to engage in a peaceful dialogue to address the country’s political tensions.

Secretary-General meets Zambian president and opposition leader

7 August 2017

Secretary-General Patricia Scotland has today met with President Edgar Lungu, main opposition leader Hakainde Hichilema and Catholic bishops after landing in Zambia yesterday for an official four-day visit.

President of Uganda opens 9th Commonwealth Youth Ministers Meeting

2 August 2017

“The young people of the Commonwealth are leading us to a future of ever greater aspiration, and even greater achievement.” These were the words of Commonwealth Secretary-General Patricia Scotland at the start of one of the world’s most eminent intergovernmental youth conferences.

Commonwealth Secretary-General to visit Zambia

2 August 2017

Secretary-General Patricia Scotland is scheduled to visit Lusaka from 7-10 August, where she will reaffirm the Commonwealth’s support to the people of Zambia in meetings with government officials and other stakeholders.

Secretary-General highlights challenges posed by trade fragmentation

24 July 2017

Trade governance structures must be “fit for purpose” to address the changing global landscape and benefit Commonwealth member countries, Secretary-General Patricia Scotland has said.

Bahamian prime minster praises "very, very progressive" Commonwealth Secretary-General

20 July 2017

In a wide ranging discussion, the prime minister spoke about ways in which the Commonwealth could help The Bahamas, especially around protecting marine life and marine conservation.

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