Paris, 15 April: The Commonwealth and UNESCO have entered into a new agreement to cooperate in the areas of Education, Youth and Sport and Peace-building and Dialogue.
The Commonwealth Journalists Association has elected a new President, Mahendra Ved, a senior journalist based on New Delhi and the President of the CJA’s India branch.
Opening a conference of journalists from around the Commonwealth, Rt Hon Patricia Scotland QC said that free and fair reporting is essential to good governance.
Commonwealth Secretary-General Rt Hon Patricia Scotland QC expresses great sadness on learning of the tragic fire during local new year celebrations in the Indian state of Kerala.
Addressing a major United Nations conference in Geneva, Secretary-General Scotland pledged the Commonwealth’s commitment to support the United Nations Plan of Action to Prevent Violent Extremism.
The Commonwealth needs to take responsibility for delivering the global climate change agreement signed in Paris last December, the new Secretary-General will argue today.
Rt Hon Patricia Scotland QC today outlined her priorities as Secretary-General of the Commonwealth.
On her first day in office, Commonwealth Secretary-General Rt Hon Patricia Scotland QC visited her home country of Dominica and launched a new Disaster Resource Centre.
“As a Commonwealth, each country has something unique and special to give each of the others.” stated Rt Hon Patricia Scotland QC.
Caribbean countries have shown great leadership in “mobilising the world” to act on the threat posed by climate change, the Secretary-General Designate of the Commonwealth of Nations, the Right Honourable Patricia Scotland QC, has said.