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Secretary-General: Commonwealth collaboration key to global stability

29 May 2017

The Commonwealth is well placed to tackle daunting global challenges such as climate change, extremism, inequality and poverty, Secretary-General Patricia Scotland told participants at an international conference yesterday.

The Commonwealth to observe National Assembly elections in Lesotho

Release date 28 May 2017

Secretary-General, Patricia Scotland, will send observers to support Lesotho’s National Assembly elections scheduled for 3 June 2017.

Hub and Spokes trade initiative reaches milestone as it ‘scales up’ impact

27 May 2017

An innovative trade initiative which is expanding opportunities for business, employment and prosperity in African, Caribbean and Pacific countries will “scale up” its impact over the next two years.

East African youth entrepreneur summit closes with pitch to governments

26 May 2017

Young entrepreneurs from Commonwealth countries in East Africa have proposed a raft of policy measures to boost economic growth and reduce youth joblessness.

Malawi hosts Commonwealth Africa anti-corruption conference

26 May 2017

The heads of anti-corruption agencies across Africa will assemble in Malawi for a major Commonwealth conference at which countries will seek to bolster regional crime fighting efforts.

Commonwealth trade post-Brexit: ‘Everything is to play for’

26 May 2017

High commissioners from Australia, Canada and India joined Secretary-General Patricia Scotland at a financial services conference in London today to offer an upbeat assessment on future trade prospects in the Commonwealth.

The Commonwealth offers hope to voters who expect credible elections

25 May 2017

The Commonwealth promotes democracy by deploying election observers, offering practical assistance to electoral commissions, and providing hands-on training to junior election officials, writes Commonwealth Secretary-General Patricia Scotland.

Peace-building in action: the Commonwealth family makes it truly possible

24 May 2017

This is why I was delighted that our message of peacebuilding, the Commonwealth theme for the year, resonated with all parties in Lesotho and with the ministers and officials I spoke to on my subsequent visit to Malawi.

Inaugural summit to boost trade among India and the Commonwealth

Release date 23 May 2017

Business leaders and high-level policymakers will join forces for the first India-Commonwealth Small and Medium Enterprises (SME) trade summit.

Statement by Commonwealth Secretary-General Patricia Scotland on terror attack in Manchester

23 May 2017

It is with deep sadness that I offer my condolences to the government and the people of the United Kingdom after, what Greater Manchester Police have described as, a terrorist attack in Manchester last night.