With song, celebration, discussion and reflection, the Rwandan diaspora in the UK came together on Saturday for a conference on the empowerment of youth and women.
On behalf of the Commonwealth, Secretary-General Patricia Scotland has expressed her deep condolences to the people of Botswana as the country mourns the death of its former President, Sir Ketumile Masire.
The United Nations Ocean Conference underlined the need for an integrated approach to the blue economy, one which supports jobs and livelihoods while conserving the environment.
"On behalf of the Commonwealth, I offer my heartfelt condolences to the government and people of the United Kingdom on the terrorist attack in London today.
Secretary-General Patricia Scotland has expressed her deep sorrow at the passing of Vanuatu’s President Baldwin Lonsdale
Patricia Scotland, Secretary-General of the Commonwealth, has expressed her sympathy to all those affected by extreme flooding in Bangladesh. “It saddens my heart to hear of such human suffering,” she stated. “My sincere condolences to the families of people who have lost their lives. Once the waters subside, the Commonwealth must come together to help people re-build their lives.”
The Commonwealth’s Secretary-General, Patricia Scotland, has joined the leaders of the Francophonie, the Ibero-American General Secretariat and the Community of Portuguese-speaking Countries to make a universal call on behalf of humanity at the International Economic Forum of the Americas in Montreal.
A Commonwealth study on ocean governance in the Pacific offers ways to sustainably capitalise on the economic treasures of the ocean
Flags are flying at half-mast at the headquarters of the Commonwealth at Marlborough House in London today.
My condolences, thoughts and prayers are with the government and people of the United Kingdom following the latest terror attack in London last night.