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Commonwealth Day Message by the Secretary-General Commonwealth Secretary-General Patricia Scotland

9 March 2019

At this time when multilateralism is under threat, and we see nationalism and narrow self-interest on the rise, the Commonwealth shines as a beacon of hope and promise, inspiring confidence in the benefits of international co-operation and collective action.

Secretary-General: Promoting inclusive trade ‘key’ to economic prosperity Commonwealth Secretary-General Patricia Scotland

1 March 2019

Secretary-General Patricia Scotland has reaffirmed the Commonwealth’s collective commitment to an inclusive, fair and open rules-based multilateral trading system which drives growth, productivity, innovation and employability.

Celebrating the power of mother languages to promote cultural cohesion Commonwealth Secretary-General Patricia Scotland

22 February 2019

Music, poetry and cultural performances from around the globe portrayed the power of mother languages to promote intercultural dialogue and preserve heritage, as Secretary-General Patricia Scotland joined hundreds in London to commemorate Language Martyrs Day and Mother Language Day.

Secretary-General: Human Resources and ICTs drive organisational development Commonwealth Secretary-General Patricia Scotland

20 February 2019

Human resources as well as information and communication technologies (ICTs) play a crucial role in helping an organisation achieve its goals and objectives, says the Commonwealth Secretary-General, Patricia Scotland.

Commonwealth values enshrined in Peace Accord, Secretary-General tells Nigeria's Presidential Candidates Commonwealth Secretary-General Patricia Scotland

14 February 2019

The Secretary-General has praised Nigeria's "steadfast commitment to the promotion of peace" in the run-up to Saturday's presidential election.

Commonwealth Secretary-General named 2019 Champion for women’s empowerment Commonwealth Secretary-General Patricia Scotland

8 February 2019

WEConnect International will recognise Commonwealth Secretary-General Patricia Scotland’s global leadership on women’s equality and empowerment with the 2019 Distinguished Champion Award on 1 April 2019

Maldives requests Commonwealth membership Flag of Maldives

19 December 2018

The Republic of Maldives has applied to re-join the Commonwealth. The country’s President, Ibrahim Mohamed Solih, made the request in a letter to Secretary-General Patricia Scotland earlier this month.

Climate change efforts are ‘race against time’ – Secretary General Commonwealth Secretary-General Patricia Scotland

13 December 2018

Commonwealth Secretary-General Patricia Scotland is backing redoubled efforts by the Commonwealth family of 53 countries to fight climate change, in light of a sobering report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) calling for “rapid and far-reaching” actions to keep global warming below 1.5°C.

More work needed to turn climate billions into action: Secretary-General

11 December 2018

While billions of pounds have been pledged to tackle climate change, much more is required to turn the tide on global warming.

Secretary-General announces new strategy to promote partnerships among accredited organisations

7 December 2018

Secretary-General Patricia Scotland has announced a new approach to boosting collaboration between the 87 accredited Commonwealth organisations, in order to promote democracy, human rights and the rule of law.

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