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  • Photo of Commonwealth Secretary-General to attend CARICOM summit

    Commonwealth Secretary-General to attend CARICOM summit

    (Commonwealth Secretariat Press Release) The Commonwealth Secretary-General Patricia Scotland will reassure Caribbean leaders that the Commonwealth will keep fighting for bold climate action on the global stage. She will attend the inter-sessional conference of heads of government of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) in Barbados next week as a special guest. Of 15 CARICOM members, 12 are in the Commonwealth. Climate…

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  • Photo of CARICOM and Commonwealth Secretariats sign cooperation agreement

    CARICOM and Commonwealth Secretariats sign cooperation agreement

    The CARICOM and Commonwealth Secretariats signed a new Memorandum of Understanding to further strengthen cooperation between the two Organisations, at a ceremony at the Pegasus in Georgetown, Guyana, Thursday. CARICOM Secretary-General Ambassador Irwin LaRocque and Commonwealth Secretary-General Rt. Hon. Patricia Scotland signed the MOU, which will facilitate joint implementation of programmes and projects while harnessing the experience and resources of…

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  • Photo of Commonwealth SG welcomes UN decision on Guyana-Venezuela border controversy

    Commonwealth SG welcomes UN decision on Guyana-Venezuela border controversy

    The Commonwealth Secretary-General, Patricia Scotland, welcomes the decision of the Secretary-General of the United Nations, Antonio Gutteres, to refer the long-standing border controversy between Guyana and Venezuela to the International Court of Justice (ICJ). The Secretary-General recalled that at the September 2017 meeting of the Commonwealth Ministerial Group on Guyana, Ministers noted Guyana’s concerns that this longstanding controversy has impacted on the country’s economic…

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  • Photo of ‘The Commonwealth an anchor in turbulent times’

    ‘The Commonwealth an anchor in turbulent times’

    Secretary-General reiterates Commonwealth support to Caribbean at leaders’ summit The Commonwealth will offer strength, stability, solidarity and practical assistance to its member states and in particular will advocate for small and vulnerable economies, who are less able to withstand the impact of climate change and changes in the global economy, Commonwealth Secretary-General Patricia Scotland said yesterday as the Caribbean Community…

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  • Photo of Commonwealth Secretary-General to attend CARICOM summit

    Commonwealth Secretary-General to attend CARICOM summit

    Climate change, indebtedness, protecting migrant remittances and banking systems, and the consequences of the United Kingdom’s exit from the European Union on small and vulnerable economies are priority concerns for the Commonwealth Secretary-General as she heads to Guyana for the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Conference of Heads of Government. Twelve of the member countries sitting around the table at this meeting…

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  • Photo of Commonwealth ICT ministers endorse CTO’s four-year strategic plan at 2016 meeting

    Commonwealth ICT ministers endorse CTO’s four-year strategic plan at 2016 meeting

    Outcomes of the biennial ministerial meeting held in London also include:  A re-affirmation of the CTO’s mandate to coordinate Commonwealth consultations during major international conferences such as ITU’s WRC, WTSA and WTDC, ICANN’s GAC and IGF;  An acknowledgement of India’s resumption as Full Member Country of the Commonwealth Telecommunications Organisation; Support for the CTO’s plans to assess the impact of…

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  • Photo of Commonwealth Committee supports peaceful solution to Belize-Guatemala border dispute

    Commonwealth Committee supports peaceful solution to Belize-Guatemala border dispute

    LONDON, CMC – The Commonwealth Ministerial Committee on Belize is calling for a peaceful and final resolution of the longstanding disagreements concerning the border between Belize and Guatemala. In a statement, the Committee, chaired by Barbados Foreign Minister Maxine McClean, said it met earlier this week to discuss the recent events that took place in the Adjacency Zone between the two…

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  • Photo of Caribbean leadership on climate change hailed by incoming Secretary-General

    Caribbean leadership on climate change hailed by incoming Secretary-General

    “Coming together in unity has been one of the strengths of the Caribbean region” – 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. Addressing the opening ceremony of the 15th…

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  • Photo of The Caribbean Consultative Working Group (CCWG) – Door is open for civil society in CARICOM processes

    The Caribbean Consultative Working Group (CCWG) – Door is open for civil society in CARICOM processes

    Devon Gardner, Programme Manager for CARICOM Energy, has said that civil society input is critical for the Caribbean Community Secretariat (CARICOM) to deliver benefits to Caribbean people.  In an interview with the Commonwealth Foundation, Mr Gardner stated that since “the objective of CARICOM is to improve the lives of citizens from the region, then you can’t necessarily improve the lives of…

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  • Photo of Commonwealth to develop sustainable plan for Iwokrama

    Commonwealth to develop sustainable plan for Iwokrama

    — Hub to help small states access millions for climate change By Neil Marks in Malta COMMONWEALTH Heads of Government have mandated the bloc’s London office to develop a plan to ensure the sustainability of the Iwokrama International Centre for Rainforest Conservation. “What the heads told us to do is help in the creation of a sustainable financial business plan…

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