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Peaceful transition in Malaysia commended

11 May 2018

The Secretary-General, Patricia Scotland, has congratulated Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad following successful elections in Malaysia on 9 May.

Judges and prosecutors meet to strengthen laws against money laundering and terrorist financing

4 May 2018

A meeting of Caribbean judges and prosecutors will help to identify strategies to strengthen money laundering and terrorist financing laws, says Guyana President David Granger.

Eastern Caribbean PMs welcome Commonwealth collaboration

3 May 2018

Prime ministers in the Caribbean have welcomed the Commonwealth’s new array of powerful initiatives to shield small states from the ravages of storms, cyclones and hurricanes and help them build back better if they are hit. 

Secretary-General urges youth to ‘dream big’

30 April 2018

Prime Minister Allen Chastanet and Secretary-General Patricia Scotland joined forces to inspire and support young people at the Caribbean Youth Conference in Saint Lucia this week.

Secretary-General visits the Caribbean as hurricane countdown begins

27 April 2018

Patricia Scotland is meeting with leaders in the Caribbean to explore the Commonwealth’s role in minimising the impact of extreme weather events as the region’s hurricane season approaches. 

Finance guarantee to help small states access international funds

17 April 2018

An innovative way for small states to obtain easier access to international trade finance has been launched at the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting in London.

Global heavyweights pay tribute to the Commonwealth’s unity and strength

17 April 2018

Heavyweights from across the world of politics, industry and activism today paid tribute to the strength, unity and diversity of the Commonwealth at the start of ‘Super Tuesday’.

CHOGM 2018 kicks off with launch of Commonwealth Innovation Hub

Release date 16 April 2018

Commonwealth Secretary-General Patricia Scotland launched the Commonwealth Innovation Hub on the opening day of the 2018 Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting in London.

Forum to urge leaders to invest in women

13 April 2018

The Second Commonwealth Women’s Forum begins in London on Monday with a call for women’s rights to be firmly on the agenda of leaders when they meet later in the week.

Secretary-General: Commonwealth summit will seek to deliver

Release date 9 April 2018

Leaders from 53 countries will gather in London next week for the 2018 Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM). The week-long summit is expected to attract around 5,000 participants from government, business, and civil society under the theme ‘Towards a Common Future’.

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