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Empowering Rwandan women and youth essential: First Lady Jeannette Kagame

26 June 2017

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.

Commonwealth mourns loss of former Botswana President Ketumile Masire

23 June 2017

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.

A new accord to conserve and sustainably use the seas

20 June 2017

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.

Condolences for terrorist attack at mosque in London

19 June 2017

"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 mourns the death of Vanuatu’s late President Secretary-General mourns the death of Vanuatu’s late President

17 June 2017

Secretary-General Patricia Scotland has expressed her deep sorrow at the passing of Vanuatu’s President Baldwin Lonsdale

Secretary-General extends condolences to flood victims in Bangladesh

14 June 2017

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.”

Secretary-General joins a universal call on behalf of humanity in Montreal

14 June 2017

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.

Commonwealth Pacific report to shift paradigm on ocean governance

Release date 8 June 2017

A Commonwealth study on ocean governance in the Pacific offers ways to sustainably capitalise on the economic treasures of the ocean

Commonwealth Secretariat to hold minute silence for London terror victims

5 June 2017

Flags are flying at half-mast at the headquarters of the Commonwealth at Marlborough House in London today.

Statement by Commonwealth Secretary-General Patricia Scotland on attacks in London

4 June 2017

My condolences, thoughts and prayers are with the government and people of the United Kingdom following the latest terror attack in London last night.

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