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

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.

New Deputy Secretary-General appointed

28 February 2019

Commonwealth Secretary-General Patricia Scotland has announced the appointment of Dr Arjoon Suddhoo as Deputy Secretary-General with a broad remit working within the Commonwealth Secretariat at its Marlborough House headquarters in London.

Commonwealth is pioneer for small state disaster solutions

27 February 2019

Small states in the Commonwealth are ideally placed to benefit from the development of solutions which reduce the devastating impact of natural disasters, according to the Secretary-General Patricia Scotland.

Commonwealth observers share initial findings on Nigeria elections

25 February 2019

The Commonwealth Group observing Nigeria’s general election has concluded that despite difficulties faced during the vote, “for the most part, Nigerians had the opportunity to express their will and exercise their franchise.”

Commonwealth team observes polling day in Nigeria

24 February 2019

Millions of Nigerians turned out on Saturday 23 February to elect their President and National Assembly representatives, witnessed by Commonwealth election observers deployed around the country. In the lead up to election day, more than 72.7 million voters had collected their Personal Voting Cards required for voting from the Independent National Electoral Commission, amounting to 86.6 per cent of the registered electorate

Celebrating the power of mother languages to promote cultural cohesion

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.

Blue Charter fellows to turn the tide on marine plastic

22 February 2019

Blue Charter fellows have met in London to show how their research helps develop environment-friendly alternatives to disposable plastic, which will chart a better course for our planet

5th Global Biennial Conference on Small States

25 March 2019 to 29 March 2019

Under the theme ‘Building Resilience through Disaster Risk Reduction’, the 5th Global Biennial Conference on Small States (GBCSS) will bring together senior officials from Commonwealth and non-Commonwealth small states, as well as key regional and international development partners.

Blue Charter action group makes strides toward tackling ocean acidification

21 February 2019

The inaugural Blue Charter action group meeting on ocean acidification has brought us a step closer to finding solutions to the detrimental impacts of rising pH levels on ocean life, Commonwealth Head of Oceans and Natural Resources stated

Secretary-General: Human Resources and ICTs drive organisational development

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.

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