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Baroness Scotland added : "What is of importance is peace, security and equality and we are determined to do all we can as three organisations to support the peaceful process. This is a moment of change, an important moment which we have to seize and support in solidarity. So all those who love good governance and peace need to work hard to deliver it," External link

xinhuanet_en Thursday, November 28, 2019 3:04:00 PM EAT

Baroness Scotland said : "Our homes now come in a multiplicity of forms and we want peace in all of them," External link

trust Monday, November 25, 2019 8:20:00 PM EAT

Baroness Scotland said : “Our homes now come in a multiplicity of forms and we want peace in all of them,” External link

themalaymailonline Monday, November 25, 2019 8:11:00 PM EAT

Baroness Scotland said : "Our homes now come in a multiplicity of forms and we want peace in all of them," External link

news-yahoo Monday, November 25, 2019 6:17:00 PM EAT

Baroness Scotland said : “I think there are a number of areas where Zimbabwe has made real reforms. No one is perfect and it is a journey,” External link

herald Saturday, November 16, 2019 3:27:00 AM EAT

Baroness Scotland said : "I think there are a number of areas where Zimbabwe has made real reforms. No one is perfect and it is a journey," External link

bulawayo24 Thursday, October 17, 2019 1:27:00 PM EAT

Baroness Scotland said : “I think there are a number of areas where Zimbabwe has made real reforms. No one is perfect and it is a journey,” External link

herald Thursday, October 17, 2019 2:54:00 AM EAT

Baroness Scotland said : “I think there are a number of areas where Zimbabwe has made real reforms. No one is perfect and it is a journey,” External link

thezimbabwemail Wednesday, October 16, 2019 6:56:00 PM EAT

Baroness Scotland said : "I think there are a number of areas where Zimbabwe has made real reforms. No one is perfect and it is a journey," External link

finanznachrichten-en Wednesday, October 16, 2019 9:05:00 AM EAT

Baroness Scotland said : “The meeting comes at a time when global financial institutions, including the International Monetary Fund, have indicated another global debt crisis could be on the horizon” External link

theCitizen Tuesday, October 15, 2019 11:33:00 AM EAT

Baroness Scotland said : “The meeting comes at a time when global financial institutions, including the International Monetary Fund, have indicated another global debt crisis could be on the horizon. We have seen the calamitous impact that the Asian debt crisis and the 2008 global financial crisis had in our member countries, and we know the grave threat that the recurrence of such crises would have on the health of the global economy. So the countries of the Commonwealth are determined to work together to prevent this from happening” External link

guyanachronicle Tuesday, October 15, 2019 8:33:00 AM EAT

Baroness Scotland said : "The multilateral trading system is the only way for our countries, as diverse as they are, to trade in a predictable, stable, transparent and fair environment. " External link

allafrica Tuesday, October 15, 2019 5:16:00 AM EAT

Baroness Scotland stated : “there are a number of areas where Zimbabwe has made real reforms” External link

zimeye Friday, October 11, 2019 7:42:00 PM EAT

Baroness Scotland said : “When The Gambia left in 2013, the heads of government expressed their regret in its leaving the Commonwealth family,” External link

thesourceng Friday, October 11, 2019 2:52:00 PM EAT

Baroness Scotland said : “Human genius has enabled us to travel to the moon, it has miniaturised vast libraries of information onto devices that fit into the palm of our hand, and brought medical advances that add years to our life expectancy,” “We need that same genius to find solutions to climate change. Science can build on the ancient wisdom of indigenous communities and diverse cultural inheritances towards sustainable ways of drawing on natural resources without destroying the harmony and balance of the ocean and our common earth” External link

reliefWeb Tuesday, October 1, 2019 2:15:00 PM EAT

Baroness Scotland stated : "I think the youth demographic we have now is a real opportunity. It's going to be a very exciting chance for us to enable our young people to develop and deploy the skills they need so they can fulfil their potential. " External link

allafrica Monday, September 30, 2019 10:37:00 AM EAT

Baroness Scotland said : "I think there are a number of areas where Zimbabwe has made real reforms. No one is perfect and it is a journey," External link

finanznachrichten-en Thursday, September 26, 2019 11:42:00 PM EAT

Baroness Scotland said : “We had a very good discussion. We were looking at the issues that are still outstanding. There is a process and the process is underway, it is by no means complete. There are some really interesting areas which we are going to continue to discuss. It was a good meeting,” External link

zimeye Wednesday, September 25, 2019 11:46:00 AM EAT

Baroness Scotland said : “The country launched an Anti-Corruption Initiative and from that the Commonwealth launched Anti-Corruption benchmarks which will be discussed in Sri Lanka at a conference of law [Cabinet ] ministers,” External link

nyasatimes Wednesday, September 25, 2019 11:00:00 AM EAT

Baroness Scotland said : "We had a very good discussion. We were looking at issues that were still outstanding, you know there is a process and the process is underway. It is by no means complete; there are really interesting areas that we will continue to discuss. It was really a good meeting," "There is no case of postponing. What happens is the Commonwealth has laid down a process that any applicant has to go through. It is that process that is being accelerated as quickly as possible. If you look at our process, it is step by step. Zimbabwe is going through all those steps just like any other country. I think there are a number of areas where Zimbabwe has made real reforms. No one is perfect and it is a journey" External link

bulawayo24 Wednesday, September 25, 2019 10:12:00 AM EAT

Baroness Scotland said : “We had a very good discussion. We were looking at issues that were still outstanding, you know there is a process and the process is underway. It is by no means complete; there are really interesting areas that we will continue to discuss. It was really a good meeting,” “There is no case of postponing. What happens is the Commonwealth has laid down a process that any applicant has to go through. It is that process that is being accelerated as quickly as possible. If you look at our process, it is step-by-step. Zimbabwe is going through all those steps just like any other country. I think there are a number of areas where Zimbabwe has made real reforms. No one is perfect and it is a journey” External link

herald Wednesday, September 25, 2019 4:21:00 AM EAT

Baroness Scotland said : “We had a very good discussion. We were looking at issues that were still outstanding, you know there is a process and the process is underway. It is by no means complete; there are really interesting areas that we will continue to discuss. It was really a good meeting,” “There is no case of postponing. What happens is the Commonwealth has laid down a process that any applicant has to go through. It is that process that is being accelerated as quickly as possible. If you look at our process, it is step by step. Zimbabwe is going through all those steps just like any other country. I think there are a number of areas where Zimbabwe has made real reforms. No one is perfect and it is a journey” External link

herald Tuesday, September 24, 2019 9:04:00 PM EAT

Baroness Scotland said : "We had a very good discussion. We were looking at issues that were still outstanding, you know there is a process and the process is underway. It is by no means complete; there are really interesting areas that we will continue to discuss. It was really a good meeting," "There is no case of postponing. What happens is the Commonwealth has laid down a process that any applicant has to go through. It is that process that is being accelerated as quickly as possible. If you look at our process, it is step by step. Zimbabwe is going through all those steps just like any other country. I think there are a number of areas where Zimbabwe has made real reforms. No one is perfect and it is a journey" External link

bulawayo24 Tuesday, September 24, 2019 7:57:00 PM EAT

Baroness Scotland said : “Shining as a beacon for multilateralism, as a lighthouse guiding our navigation towards safer and saner shores of sustainability, the Commonwealth speaks with authority and acts with credibility on ocean issues” External link

reliefWeb Tuesday, September 17, 2019 2:43:00 PM EAT

Baroness Scotland stated : “If not now, when, if not us, who” External link

MaltaIndipendent Friday, August 2, 2019 5:08:00 PM EAT

Baroness Scotland said : “Human ingenuity got us to where we are today with our environment, and human ingenuity can get us out of it” External link

pina Monday, July 1, 2019 9:30:00 AM EAT

Baroness Scotland said : “We are determined for our collective engagement on the Commonwealth Blue Charter to focus on practical action, and for our response to be guided principally by those who experience most acutely the difficulty and trauma of ocean and climate-related challenges. They will be further supported by the acuity and knowledge of all the partners we can find, with the emphasis always on action” External link

sanpedrosun Monday, July 1, 2019 8:50:00 AM EAT

Baroness Scotland said : “We are determined for our collective engagement on the Commonwealth Blue Charter to focus on practical action, and for our response to be guided principally by those who experience most acutely the difficulty and trauma of ocean and climate-related challenges. They will be further supported by the acuity and knowledge of all the partners we can find, with the emphasis always on action” External link

modernghana Saturday, June 22, 2019 2:13:00 AM EAT

Baroness Scotland said : “Each benchmark is defined by a principle and contains detailed guidance for meeting the set level of achievement,” “The principles and guidance are consistent with international standards, and if adopted would go further in covering other areas of concern not previously addressed” External link

sunstkitts Tuesday, June 11, 2019 12:34:00 AM EAT

Baroness Scotland said : “The Commonwealth’s leadership and cooperation contribute to this [achievement], which brings member countries together, recognising that we are all at our strongest when we combine our efforts,” “The Commonwealth has been active in providing technical assistance and development support for national anti-corruption agencies to build their effectiveness in dealing with graft” External link

sunstkitts Tuesday, June 11, 2019 12:34:00 AM EAT

Baroness Scotland said : “We who are gathered here know only too well the vicious economic, social and political impact that is wrought by entrenched corruption in the lives of the people of our communities and in the lives of our nations,” “International organisations, development practitioners, and leaders who are sensitive to the plight of their people and the well-being of their countries, all recognise that corruption undermines and undoes development” External link

caycompass Tuesday, June 4, 2019 2:24:00 AM EAT

Baroness Scotland said : “By impairing the ability of governments to collect tax fairly and efficiently, corruption diverts resources away from the vitally important investments that need to be made in areas such as health, education, and renewable energy,” “It tends to attract financing towards wasteful projects with only short-term payoffs or negative impact” External link

caycompass Tuesday, June 4, 2019 2:24:00 AM EAT

Baroness Scotland said : “Commonwealth will be providing trade-related assistance and innovation to Free Trade Area through funding to make transactions faster and increase efficiencies when trading with one another,” External link

thestarkenya Wednesday, May 29, 2019 8:08:00 AM EAT

Baroness Scotland said : “universal health coverage is vital to there being a sustainable, affordable and dignified future for all our citizens, and an essential component in delivering our Commonwealth ambition of sustainable economic and social development, in which no individuals or communities are left behind. It is within this context that Commonwealth Health Ministers Meeting will consider practical ways of achieving the health-related targets of the Sustainable Development Goals” External link

jamaicaobserver Friday, May 17, 2019 4:48:00 PM EAT

Baroness Scotland said : “Our thoughts and prayers are with all those affected by Cyclone Kenneth in Mozambique, the strongest cyclone yet to have hit the country,” External link

citizen Saturday, April 27, 2019 12:50:00 AM EAT

Baroness Scotland said : “We must remain vigilant and continue to work together with ever increasing determination and vigour in order to respond to the existential threat which we now face as a result of the rapidly changing climate. We have already started our holistic regenerative programme of work under our Common Earth and Blue Charter banners, but we will do more. Together we must wake up to these developments and mobilise to address the reality of climate change,” External link

citizen Saturday, April 27, 2019 12:50:00 AM EAT

Baroness Scotland added : "such a deep interest in young people... and they love to see them" External link

bbc Friday, April 26, 2019 1:01:00 PM EAT

Baroness Scotland said : "Our Commonwealth is very, very mixed but as someone said to me lots of people are getting very excited about the fact the duchess is mixed race" External link

bbc Friday, April 26, 2019 1:01:00 PM EAT

Baroness Scotland says : “It was never meant to be a substitute for Europe but an addition,” “It was never an either/or” External link

economist Thursday, April 25, 2019 9:25:00 PM EAT

Baroness Scotland said : “When The Gambia left in 2013, the heads of government expressed their regret in its leaving the Commonwealth family,” External link

thesourceng Saturday, April 6, 2019 9:37:00 PM EAT

Baroness Scotland said : “The remit for the Commonwealth Observer Group is to act impartially and independently. It will be free to propose actions on institutional, procedural or other matters as would assist concerned authorities with elections in the future” External link

pina Saturday, March 30, 2019 4:18:00 PM EAT

Baroness Scotland said : “Elections will come and go, but this great Nigeria will remain,” External link

leadership Sunday, February 17, 2019 6:23:00 AM EAT

Baroness Scotland said : “Elections will come and go, but this great Nigeria will remain,” External link

sunnewsonline Friday, February 15, 2019 4:59:00 PM EAT

Baroness Scotland said : “Nigeria was a treasured member of the Commonwealth family where things must not be allowed to go wrong because of the wider implications for the rest of Africa. When Nigeria is healthy, vibrant and strong, the whole of Africa is strengthened,” External link

dailytrust Thursday, February 14, 2019 7:09:00 AM EAT

Baroness Scotland said : “It is a burden that Nigerian leaders gathered here today carry. We call on their party, supporters and public to follow their lead. Elections will come and go, but this great Nigeria will remain,” External link

thenationonlineng Thursday, February 14, 2019 3:43:00 AM EAT

Baroness Scotland said : “It is a burden that Nigerian leaders gathered here today carry. We call on their party, supporters and public to follow their lead. Elections will come and go, but this great Nigeria will remain,” External link

onlinenigeria Wednesday, February 13, 2019 10:17:00 PM EAT

Baroness Scotland said : “It is a burden that Nigerian leaders gathered here today carry. We call on their party, supporters and public to follow their lead. Elections will come and go, but this great Nigeria will remain,” External link

vanguardngr Wednesday, February 13, 2019 6:49:00 PM EAT

Baroness Scotland said : “Elections will come and go, but this great Nigeria will remain,” External link

premiumtimesng Wednesday, February 13, 2019 3:41:00 PM EAT

Baroness Scotland said : "I welcome the resolution of the political crisis in Sri Lanka. This development highlights the resilience of Sri Lanka's institutions, the country's adherence to the rule of law, and the people's strong commitment to democratic processes," External link

slmuslims Tuesday, December 18, 2018 6:42:00 PM EAT

Baroness Scotland said : "These elections are crucial for the people of Tonga as it strengthens the democratic process in the Kingdom," External link

fijitimes Thursday, November 9, 2017 12:35:00 AM EAT

Baroness Scotland said : "So we really have to engage our young people and try, with them, to create a future that is fit for purpose and will really deliver on the objectives and the aspirations, the hopes and dreams of all of us for a better safer world," External link

jamaica-gleaner Sunday, October 29, 2017 7:46:00 AM EAT

Baroness Scotland said : “Each of these topics has important bearings on the everyday lives and livelihoods of Commonwealth citizens and on their personal welfare and individual dignity. The outcomes of their discussions, I am confident, will help countries to uphold the Rule of Law and deliver to these citizens a justice system that is fair and efficient and responds to modern challenges,” “Understanding these challenges, Law Ministers have emphasized and agreed on a number of key points. With regards to the theme of ‘Strengthening the Rule of Law through Technology’, Ministers looked at technology’s ability to promote efficiency, accuracy, quality of services, and long-term cost effectiveness in many areas including the preparation of legislation, the use of video and teleconference systems in court proceedings, police, and prosecution and court case management systems, e-filing and documentation, legal and digital identity, and more effective communication with and between law enforcement and justice institutions,” External link

bahamas-gov Thursday, October 26, 2017 4:22:00 AM EAT

Baroness Scotland said : “They also agreed that non-coercive measures should be adopted, when necessary and/or in combination, with criminal justice approaches that where appropriate, member countries can be able to rehabilitate and reintegrate returning terrorists and stop the recruitment, training and organizing, transporting or equipping of anyone to commit acts of terror,” “On the issue of countering violent extremism, Ministers agreed that coordinated action and drawing on lessons learned from right across the Commonwealth was essential as a way forward. They also emphasized that tackling the issue of extremism online was best achieved through cooperative engagement through global communications service providers. Regarding the implementation of international humanitarian law, Ministers reiterated its importance and committed to consider ways to promote and implement these laws in their countries” External link

bahamas-gov Thursday, October 26, 2017 4:22:00 AM EAT

Baroness Scotland added : "It's a hard time, it's a very hard time," External link

jamaica-gleaner Sunday, October 22, 2017 9:57:00 AM EAT

Baroness Scotland said : "And you know it is very difficult because most of us think we are very robust and tough. If you have been through this before, we went through (Hurricane) Erica and my father used to say, 'get up and fight, get up and fight,' but I have to tell you when I saw the devastation of my beautiful country, maybe for the first time, I just couldn't help weeping," External link

jamaica-gleaner Sunday, October 22, 2017 9:57:00 AM EAT

Baroness Scotland added : "I think many of us were just devastated. And to hear prime ministers literally breaking down, I think you know just how bad it is," External link

jamaica-gleaner Sunday, October 22, 2017 9:57:00 AM EAT

Baroness Scotland told : “We are all, 52 countries, based on common law principle, and we are all faced with serious challenges,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Thursday, October 19, 2017 9:33:00 AM EAT

Baroness Scotland said : “Each of our countries are facing similar problems and difficulties as we strive to deliver on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) agenda which was set in 2015 in New York but was also agreed to by all the Commonwealth countries in 2013,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Thursday, October 19, 2017 9:33:00 AM EAT

Baroness Scotland said : “All of us are struggling with the fiscal realities of where we are now, where no country that I have spoken to has as much money as it would like to have to spend on the legal structure and implementation. So the idea is that if we can come together we can go a lot further and faster,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Thursday, October 19, 2017 9:33:00 AM EAT

Baroness Scotland said : “It’s been a wonderful morning where I see the vibrancy of the young entrepreneurs such as Molly who has done the most fantastic job as self-employed and creating opportunities for other women,” External link

pidp Sunday, September 17, 2017 7:04:00 AM EAT

Baroness Scotland said : “People talk about the existential threat of climate change as if it’s not real — this is real — if you look at what happens to Barbuda, having a hurricane wipe out everything on your island. That is the existential threat” External link

msn-uk Friday, September 8, 2017 7:28:00 PM EAT

Baroness Scotland said : “People talk about the existential threat of climate change as if it’s not real — this is real — if you look at what happens to Barbuda, having a hurricane wipe out everything on your island. That is the existential threat” External link

msn-uk Friday, September 8, 2017 2:02:00 PM EAT

Baroness Scotland said : “We are aware that there is scarcity of legal drafts men and women here. No country has a perfect system but we all want a better legal system,” External link

dailymail-zm Tuesday, August 8, 2017 5:02:00 AM EAT

Baroness Scotland said : “We have been talking about a lot of issues such as putting wealth into Commonwealth and putting the common back into wealth,” External link

dailymail-zm Monday, August 7, 2017 4:00:00 AM EAT

Baroness Scotland said ( about Peace ) : “Peace is one of the most important aspects of the Commonwealth family and Zambia has always been traditionally a good example of that peace, we need to pray for peace in all our lands,” External link

dailymail-zm Monday, August 7, 2017 4:00:00 AM EAT

Baroness Scotland said : “The aim of my visit is to highlight the important place Zambia occupies in the Commonwealth family and promote inclusiveness and resilience. The Commonwealth is committed to supporting peaceful dialogue and political cohesion in Zambia following last year’s elections,” External link

dailymail-zm Saturday, August 5, 2017 3:39:00 AM EAT

Baroness Scotland said ( about National Election Commission ) : “Observers will act impartially and will adhere to the standards of the International Declaration of Principles for Election Observation, to which the Commonwealth is a signatory,” External link

EastAfrican Friday, August 4, 2017 8:57:00 AM EAT

Baroness Scotland said ( about National Election Commission ) : “Observers will act impartially and will adhere to the standards of the International Declaration of Principles for Election Observation, to which the Commonwealth is a signatory,” External link

nation-ke Friday, August 4, 2017 5:23:00 AM EAT

Baroness Scotland said : “This includes its own election-related legislation as well as relevant regional, Commonwealth and international commitments. Where appropriate, the Group may also make recommendations for the future strengthening of the electoral framework,” External link

coastweek Wednesday, August 2, 2017 12:11:00 PM EAT

Baroness Scotland said : “Observers will act impartially and will adhere to the standards of the International Declaration of Principles for Election Observation, to which the Commonwealth is a signatory,” External link

nation-ke Monday, July 31, 2017 12:00:00 AM EAT

Baroness Scotland said : "This includes its own election-related legislation as well as relevant regional, Commonwealth and international commitments. Where appropriate, the Group may also make recommendations for the future strengthening of the electoral framework," External link

xinhuanet_en Sunday, July 30, 2017 3:57:00 PM EAT

Baroness Scotland told : “If that can be done in one country, because unfortunately domestic violence is no respecter of people, or regions, or religions or even gender, then it's possible that we could do that in all of our countries,” External link

pina Thursday, March 9, 2017 8:23:00 AM EAT

Baroness Scotland told : "If that can be done in one country, because unfortunately domestic violence is no respecter of people, or regions, or religions or even gender, then it's possible that we could do that in all of our countries, " External link

rnzi Tuesday, March 7, 2017 10:48:00 PM EAT

Baroness Scotland said : "I wanted the very best opportunity and the best people to do it. Unfortunately there are many, many people who I know extremely well who would want to come forward and it certainly wasn't on the basis of friendship, it was on the basis of excellence, experience, being able to do it in a cost-effective, cost-efficient way and quickly. " External link

telegraph Friday, November 4, 2016 2:36:00 PM EAT

Baroness Scotland said : “The index throws down a challenge to policy makers everywhere. Without action to promote young people’s empowerment, boosting opportunities for employment and opening up spaces for political dialogue, countries will be squandering their most precious resource and storing up problems for the future” External link

thenassauguardian Tuesday, October 25, 2016 8:45:00 PM EAT

Baroness Scotland said : “The index throws down a challenge to policymakers everywhere. Without action to promote young people’s empowerment, boosting opportunities for employment and opening up spaces for political dialogue, countries will be squandering their most precious resource and storing up problems for the future” External link

jamaicaobserver Friday, October 21, 2016 11:34:00 PM EAT

Baroness Scotland said : "The index throws down a challenge to policy-makers everywhere: without action to promote young people's empowerment, boosting opportunities for employment and opening up spaces for political dialogue, countries will be squandering their most precious resource and storing up problems for the future. " External link

itv Friday, October 21, 2016 4:34:00 AM EAT

Baroness Scotland said : "The Commonwealth Charter reflects the commitment of our member states to democracy and human rights, development and growth, and diversity. We will continue to champion these values and to support all member states, especially small and developing states, in upholding and advancing these practically for the enduring benefit of their citizens" External link

ibtimes-uk Friday, October 14, 2016 12:09:00 AM EAT

Baroness Scotland said : "The Commonwealth Charter reflects the commitment of our member states to democracy and human rights, development and growth, and diversity," External link

channelnewsasia Thursday, October 13, 2016 9:14:00 PM EAT

Baroness Scotland said : "The Commonwealth Charter reflects the commitment of our member states to democracy and human rights, development and growth, and diversity," External link

reuters-in Thursday, October 13, 2016 7:36:00 PM EAT

Baroness Scotland said : “Trade is the lifeblood of economies and never more so than for small countries. Yet they simply can’t access the international financial system,” “According to the WTO, 80 to 90 per cent of world trade relies on trade finance. One of our roles in the Commonwealth family is to champion these small states to make sure they can trade in global markets” External link

pina Tuesday, October 11, 2016 3:40:00 PM EAT

Baroness Scotland said : “Challenges such as global warming, over-fishing and environmental mismanagement threaten a resource which, if managed sustainably, could be a source of immense opportunity. With this new research series, we are advancing the fundamental and practical changes in policy that we believe any government with maritime territory should pursue,” External link

thedailystarBD Friday, October 7, 2016 8:42:00 AM EAT

Baroness Scotland said : “As we hope and pray that the storm will pass without inflicting further severe damage, injury or loss of life, our response as a Commonwealth family of nations is of solidarity and renewed resolve to work together in order to limit the actions of humankind that exacerbate the causes of extreme weather, and to build economic resilience and stronger systems for support and recovery” External link

nationnews Thursday, October 6, 2016 1:00:00 PM EAT

Baroness Scotland said : “Last year I saw first-hand the terrible cost to lives and the devastation to infrastructure that Dominica experienced when Hurricane Erica wiped out 90 per cent of the country’s GDP equivalent to US$483 million. In minutes the storm demolished decades of progress,” External link

jamaicaobserver Thursday, October 6, 2016 10:05:00 AM EAT

Baroness Scotland stated : “As the Caribbean endures the stress and worry of a hurricane season, we at the Commonwealth will use every opportunity, every platform to galvanise support for our small and vulnerable members,” External link

jamaicaobserver Thursday, October 6, 2016 10:05:00 AM EAT

Baroness Scotland said : "The task for us now is to help the Commonwealth move from shock to solutions," External link

expatica Wednesday, October 5, 2016 9:58:00 PM EAT

Baroness Scotland said : “Today (Wednesday), we’re publishing an analysis of the possible economic implications on specific Commonwealth countries,” External link

dailytrust Wednesday, October 5, 2016 3:01:00 PM EAT

Baroness Scotland said : “My thoughts and prayers are with the people of Jamaica as they brace themselves for what could be a very dangerous storm with winds strong enough to threaten life and destroy buildings,” External link

jamaicaobserver Sunday, October 2, 2016 10:37:00 AM EAT

Baroness Scotland told : "I'm really looking forward to my first visit to Mozambique," External link

allafrica Monday, September 26, 2016 12:54:00 PM EAT

Baroness Scotland told : "I'm really looking forward to my first visit to Mozambique," External link

allafrica Thursday, September 22, 2016 9:13:00 AM EAT

Baroness Scotland told : "I'm really looking forward to my first visit to Mozambique," External link

allafrica Thursday, September 22, 2016 9:08:00 AM EAT

Baroness Scotland noted : "We will continue to build on our progress, taking decisive actions towards equal access, balanced representation and greater participation for all women. I look forward to the Commonwealth members committing as a powerful dynamic alliance of nations to new and transformative initiatives that will pave the way for gender equality across the globe," External link

allafrica Tuesday, September 13, 2016 11:58:00 AM EAT

Baroness Scotland noted : “We will continue to build on our progress, taking decisive actions towards equal access, balanced representation and greater participation for all women. I look forward to the Commonwealth members committing as a powerful dynamic alliance of nations to new and transformative initiatives that will pave the way for gender equality across the globe,” External link

newtimes-RW Saturday, September 10, 2016 1:48:00 AM EAT

Baroness Scotland said : "Ultimately, the bench book will contribute to legal reforms with the potential of strengthening the capacity of judicial officers to effectively address violence against women," External link

allafrica Friday, September 9, 2016 8:39:00 AM EAT

Baroness Scotland said : “Ultimately, the bench book will contribute to legal reforms with the potential of strengthening the capacity of judicial officers to effectively address violence against women,” External link

newtimes-RW Friday, September 9, 2016 2:39:00 AM EAT

Baroness Scotland said : “The contributions that Iwokrama make to that climatic stability are incredibly important,” External link

guyanachronicle Wednesday, August 3, 2016 7:48:00 AM EAT

Baroness Scotland said ( about British ) : “I am certainly having many conversation with our British counterparts, and talking to many countries that have anxiety and concerns,” External link

newsday-tt Thursday, July 14, 2016 11:36:00 AM EAT

Baroness Scotland told : “You only need to turn on your TVs to realise that crime is a globalised problem – young men who feel disassociated, underemployed, misdirected and in need of their brothers. It’s not, unfortunately, an isolated issue,” External link

stabroeknews Tuesday, July 12, 2016 9:12:00 AM EAT

Baroness Scotland said : “This initiative will really give young people, who represent 60 per cent of the Commonwealth’s more than two billion population, a voice on key national, regional and global issues, equip them with leadership skills and provide them with the networks and opportunities to really make a difference in their communities and across the globe,” External link

stabroeknews Tuesday, July 12, 2016 9:12:00 AM EAT

Baroness Scotland urged : “If you want to stop crime, you have to go right back and look at how those children are being brought up and what they are living with every single day. So as we look for ways to reduce violent crime among young men I say do not wait until they have a gun in their hand at age 15 to do something about it, start early, start now,” External link

stabroeknews Tuesday, July 12, 2016 9:12:00 AM EAT

Baroness Scotland charged : “There is clear evidence that there is a direct correlation between what a child achieves at 22 months and what that individual will achieve at 22 years and we have within our Commonwealth eight million children in institutional care who are beyond the age of three. So there are eight million children in our Commonwealth who have a very low expectation of achieving and we need to do something about it,” External link

stabroeknews Tuesday, July 12, 2016 9:12:00 AM EAT

Baroness Scotland told : “You only need to turn on your TVs to realise that crime is a globalised problem young men who feel disassociated, underemployed, misdirected and in need of their brothers. It’s not, unfortunately, an isolated issue,” External link

jamaicaobserver Monday, July 11, 2016 9:16:00 AM EAT

Baroness Scotland said : “This initiative will really give young people, who represent 60 per cent of the Commonwealth’s more than two billion population, a voice on key national, regional and global issues, equip them with leadership skills and provide them with the networks and opportunities to really make a difference in their communities and across the globe,” External link

jamaicaobserver Monday, July 11, 2016 9:16:00 AM EAT

Baroness Scotland urged : “If you want to stop crime, you have to go right back and look at how those children are being brought up and what they are living with every single day. So as we look for ways to reduce violent crime among young men I say do not wait until they have a gun in their hand at age 15 to do something about it, start early, start now,” External link

jamaicaobserver Monday, July 11, 2016 9:16:00 AM EAT

Baroness Scotland charged : “There is clear evidence that there is a direct correlation between what a child achieves at 22 months and what that individual will achieve at 22 years and we have within our Commonwealth eight million children in institutional care who are beyond the age of three. So there are eight million children in our Commonwealth who have a very low expectation of achieving and we need to do something about it,” External link

jamaicaobserver Monday, July 11, 2016 9:16:00 AM EAT

Baroness Scotland said : "One of my aspirations is to put the common back into Commonwealth, the wealth back into Commonwealth, and the common back into the wealth so we have to share," External link

jamaica-gleaner Sunday, July 10, 2016 9:05:00 AM EAT

Baroness Scotland said : “The Commonwealth Charter recognises the inalienable right of individuals to participate in free and fair elections in shaping the society in which they live. Towards this end, we urge all stakeholders in Nauru to commit to ensuring a peaceful and transparent election in which candidates and voters are free from intimidation, and fundamental freedoms of expression, association and assembly are respected” External link

pina Wednesday, July 6, 2016 12:09:00 PM EAT

Baroness Scotland said : “Twelve of the member countries sitting around the table at this meeting are Commonwealth members. This is where policies that affect the lives of people in the Caribbean are shaped, so this conference is an opportunity to work towards solutions in support of national development” External link

nationnews Wednesday, July 6, 2016 11:41:00 AM EAT

Baroness Scotland said : “Twelve of the member countries sitting around the table at this meeting are Commonwealth members. This is where policies that affect the lives of people in the Caribbean are shaped, so this conference is an opportunity to work towards solutions in support of national development,” External link

caribbean360 Monday, July 4, 2016 5:37:00 PM EAT

Baroness Scotland said ( about Climate Action ) : “We have already selected a pool of experts for the Climate Finance Access Hub and have requests from a number of Caribbean countries for support to benefit from the substantial funds already pledged for climate action, but which are challenging to access. This is part of a package of measures, following our effective advocacy at the climate change summit in Paris last year, to ensure that countries can urgently respond to this existential threat and honour commitments made at COP21,” External link

caribbean360 Monday, July 4, 2016 5:37:00 PM EAT

Baroness Scotland said : "This initiative will really give young people, who represent 60 per cent of the Commonwealth's more than two billion population, a voice on key national, regional and global issues, equip them with leadership skills, and provide them with the networks and opportunities to really make a difference in their communities and across the globe," External link

jamaica-gleaner Sunday, July 3, 2016 9:32:00 AM EAT

Baroness Scotland said : “I think we need to rejoice. This is a golden anniversary. Guyana is a beautiful country and it has some of the most beautiful people in our region, because it is a mix. I think if you look at the faces of the Guyanese people, you’ll see our history… I think that it is an opportunity for us to celebrate because Guyana has always been one of the diamonds of our region; a small state but with real beauty. So I am here to celebrate, I hope in real Guyanese style, and I know that it will be fabulous so I want to say to all of Guyana, happy anniversary. Be proud of your nation; be proud of all the wonderful things you have achieved over the last 50 years,” External link

kaieteurnewsonline Thursday, May 26, 2016 7:58:00 AM EAT

Baroness Scotland said : “Every form of art is represented in the 40 projects that have been chosen,” External link

mg Tuesday, March 10, 2015 11:51:00 AM EAT



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general of the commonwealth1.20%EN11/23/201723/11/2017
secretary-general20.45%EN10/29/201729/10/2017
commonwealth secretary-general19.59%EN10/29/201729/10/2017
commonwealth secretary general15.46%EN10/29/201729/10/2017
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fiscal general0.17%ES03/26/200926/03/2009
ministra0.17%PT05/09/200709/05/2007
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Patricia ScotlandEN50.58%
Baroness ScotlandEN38.44%
Patricia ScotlandFR5.32%
Patricia ScotlandEU2.50%
Baroness Scotland of AsthalEN1.83%
Baroness Scotland of AsthalEU0.83%
Patricia ScotlandPT0.33%
Patricia ScotlandSW0.17%
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Baroness Scotland added : "What is of importance is peace, security and equality and we are determined to do all we can as three organisations to support the peaceful process. This is a moment of change, an important moment which we have to seize and support in solidarity. So all those who love good governance and peace need to work hard to deliver it," External link

xinhuanet_en Thursday, November 28, 2019 3:04:00 PM EAT

Baroness Scotland said : "Our homes now come in a multiplicity of forms and we want peace in all of them," External link

trust Monday, November 25, 2019 8:20:00 PM EAT

Baroness Scotland said : “Our homes now come in a multiplicity of forms and we want peace in all of them,” External link

themalaymailonline Monday, November 25, 2019 8:11:00 PM EAT

Baroness Scotland said : "Our homes now come in a multiplicity of forms and we want peace in all of them," External link

news-yahoo Monday, November 25, 2019 6:17:00 PM EAT

Baroness Scotland said : “I think there are a number of areas where Zimbabwe has made real reforms. No one is perfect and it is a journey,” External link

herald Saturday, November 16, 2019 3:27:00 AM EAT

Baroness Scotland said : "I think there are a number of areas where Zimbabwe has made real reforms. No one is perfect and it is a journey," External link

bulawayo24 Thursday, October 17, 2019 1:27:00 PM EAT

Baroness Scotland said : “I think there are a number of areas where Zimbabwe has made real reforms. No one is perfect and it is a journey,” External link

herald Thursday, October 17, 2019 2:54:00 AM EAT

Baroness Scotland said : “I think there are a number of areas where Zimbabwe has made real reforms. No one is perfect and it is a journey,” External link

thezimbabwemail Wednesday, October 16, 2019 6:56:00 PM EAT

Baroness Scotland said : "I think there are a number of areas where Zimbabwe has made real reforms. No one is perfect and it is a journey," External link

finanznachrichten-en Wednesday, October 16, 2019 9:05:00 AM EAT

Baroness Scotland said : “The meeting comes at a time when global financial institutions, including the International Monetary Fund, have indicated another global debt crisis could be on the horizon” External link

theCitizen Tuesday, October 15, 2019 11:33:00 AM EAT

Baroness Scotland said : “The meeting comes at a time when global financial institutions, including the International Monetary Fund, have indicated another global debt crisis could be on the horizon. We have seen the calamitous impact that the Asian debt crisis and the 2008 global financial crisis had in our member countries, and we know the grave threat that the recurrence of such crises would have on the health of the global economy. So the countries of the Commonwealth are determined to work together to prevent this from happening” External link

guyanachronicle Tuesday, October 15, 2019 8:33:00 AM EAT

Baroness Scotland said : "The multilateral trading system is the only way for our countries, as diverse as they are, to trade in a predictable, stable, transparent and fair environment. " External link

allafrica Tuesday, October 15, 2019 5:16:00 AM EAT

Baroness Scotland stated : “there are a number of areas where Zimbabwe has made real reforms” External link

zimeye Friday, October 11, 2019 7:42:00 PM EAT

Baroness Scotland said : “When The Gambia left in 2013, the heads of government expressed their regret in its leaving the Commonwealth family,” External link

thesourceng Friday, October 11, 2019 2:52:00 PM EAT

Baroness Scotland said : “Human genius has enabled us to travel to the moon, it has miniaturised vast libraries of information onto devices that fit into the palm of our hand, and brought medical advances that add years to our life expectancy,” “We need that same genius to find solutions to climate change. Science can build on the ancient wisdom of indigenous communities and diverse cultural inheritances towards sustainable ways of drawing on natural resources without destroying the harmony and balance of the ocean and our common earth” External link

reliefWeb Tuesday, October 1, 2019 2:15:00 PM EAT

Baroness Scotland stated : "I think the youth demographic we have now is a real opportunity. It's going to be a very exciting chance for us to enable our young people to develop and deploy the skills they need so they can fulfil their potential. " External link

allafrica Monday, September 30, 2019 10:37:00 AM EAT

Baroness Scotland said : "I think there are a number of areas where Zimbabwe has made real reforms. No one is perfect and it is a journey," External link

finanznachrichten-en Thursday, September 26, 2019 11:42:00 PM EAT

Baroness Scotland said : “We had a very good discussion. We were looking at the issues that are still outstanding. There is a process and the process is underway, it is by no means complete. There are some really interesting areas which we are going to continue to discuss. It was a good meeting,” External link

zimeye Wednesday, September 25, 2019 11:46:00 AM EAT

Baroness Scotland said : “The country launched an Anti-Corruption Initiative and from that the Commonwealth launched Anti-Corruption benchmarks which will be discussed in Sri Lanka at a conference of law [Cabinet ] ministers,” External link

nyasatimes Wednesday, September 25, 2019 11:00:00 AM EAT

Baroness Scotland said : "We had a very good discussion. We were looking at issues that were still outstanding, you know there is a process and the process is underway. It is by no means complete; there are really interesting areas that we will continue to discuss. It was really a good meeting," "There is no case of postponing. What happens is the Commonwealth has laid down a process that any applicant has to go through. It is that process that is being accelerated as quickly as possible. If you look at our process, it is step by step. Zimbabwe is going through all those steps just like any other country. I think there are a number of areas where Zimbabwe has made real reforms. No one is perfect and it is a journey" External link

bulawayo24 Wednesday, September 25, 2019 10:12:00 AM EAT

Baroness Scotland said : “We had a very good discussion. We were looking at issues that were still outstanding, you know there is a process and the process is underway. It is by no means complete; there are really interesting areas that we will continue to discuss. It was really a good meeting,” “There is no case of postponing. What happens is the Commonwealth has laid down a process that any applicant has to go through. It is that process that is being accelerated as quickly as possible. If you look at our process, it is step-by-step. Zimbabwe is going through all those steps just like any other country. I think there are a number of areas where Zimbabwe has made real reforms. No one is perfect and it is a journey” External link

herald Wednesday, September 25, 2019 4:21:00 AM EAT

Baroness Scotland said : “We had a very good discussion. We were looking at issues that were still outstanding, you know there is a process and the process is underway. It is by no means complete; there are really interesting areas that we will continue to discuss. It was really a good meeting,” “There is no case of postponing. What happens is the Commonwealth has laid down a process that any applicant has to go through. It is that process that is being accelerated as quickly as possible. If you look at our process, it is step by step. Zimbabwe is going through all those steps just like any other country. I think there are a number of areas where Zimbabwe has made real reforms. No one is perfect and it is a journey” External link

herald Tuesday, September 24, 2019 9:04:00 PM EAT

Baroness Scotland said : "We had a very good discussion. We were looking at issues that were still outstanding, you know there is a process and the process is underway. It is by no means complete; there are really interesting areas that we will continue to discuss. It was really a good meeting," "There is no case of postponing. What happens is the Commonwealth has laid down a process that any applicant has to go through. It is that process that is being accelerated as quickly as possible. If you look at our process, it is step by step. Zimbabwe is going through all those steps just like any other country. I think there are a number of areas where Zimbabwe has made real reforms. No one is perfect and it is a journey" External link

bulawayo24 Tuesday, September 24, 2019 7:57:00 PM EAT

Baroness Scotland said : “Shining as a beacon for multilateralism, as a lighthouse guiding our navigation towards safer and saner shores of sustainability, the Commonwealth speaks with authority and acts with credibility on ocean issues” External link

reliefWeb Tuesday, September 17, 2019 2:43:00 PM EAT

Baroness Scotland stated : “If not now, when, if not us, who” External link

MaltaIndipendent Friday, August 2, 2019 5:08:00 PM EAT

Baroness Scotland said : “Human ingenuity got us to where we are today with our environment, and human ingenuity can get us out of it” External link

pina Monday, July 1, 2019 9:30:00 AM EAT

Baroness Scotland said : “We are determined for our collective engagement on the Commonwealth Blue Charter to focus on practical action, and for our response to be guided principally by those who experience most acutely the difficulty and trauma of ocean and climate-related challenges. They will be further supported by the acuity and knowledge of all the partners we can find, with the emphasis always on action” External link

sanpedrosun Monday, July 1, 2019 8:50:00 AM EAT

Baroness Scotland said : “We are determined for our collective engagement on the Commonwealth Blue Charter to focus on practical action, and for our response to be guided principally by those who experience most acutely the difficulty and trauma of ocean and climate-related challenges. They will be further supported by the acuity and knowledge of all the partners we can find, with the emphasis always on action” External link

modernghana Saturday, June 22, 2019 2:13:00 AM EAT

Baroness Scotland said : “Each benchmark is defined by a principle and contains detailed guidance for meeting the set level of achievement,” “The principles and guidance are consistent with international standards, and if adopted would go further in covering other areas of concern not previously addressed” External link

sunstkitts Tuesday, June 11, 2019 12:34:00 AM EAT

Baroness Scotland said : “The Commonwealth’s leadership and cooperation contribute to this [achievement], which brings member countries together, recognising that we are all at our strongest when we combine our efforts,” “The Commonwealth has been active in providing technical assistance and development support for national anti-corruption agencies to build their effectiveness in dealing with graft” External link

sunstkitts Tuesday, June 11, 2019 12:34:00 AM EAT

Baroness Scotland said : “We who are gathered here know only too well the vicious economic, social and political impact that is wrought by entrenched corruption in the lives of the people of our communities and in the lives of our nations,” “International organisations, development practitioners, and leaders who are sensitive to the plight of their people and the well-being of their countries, all recognise that corruption undermines and undoes development” External link

caycompass Tuesday, June 4, 2019 2:24:00 AM EAT

Baroness Scotland said : “By impairing the ability of governments to collect tax fairly and efficiently, corruption diverts resources away from the vitally important investments that need to be made in areas such as health, education, and renewable energy,” “It tends to attract financing towards wasteful projects with only short-term payoffs or negative impact” External link

caycompass Tuesday, June 4, 2019 2:24:00 AM EAT

Baroness Scotland said : “Commonwealth will be providing trade-related assistance and innovation to Free Trade Area through funding to make transactions faster and increase efficiencies when trading with one another,” External link

thestarkenya Wednesday, May 29, 2019 8:08:00 AM EAT

Baroness Scotland said : “universal health coverage is vital to there being a sustainable, affordable and dignified future for all our citizens, and an essential component in delivering our Commonwealth ambition of sustainable economic and social development, in which no individuals or communities are left behind. It is within this context that Commonwealth Health Ministers Meeting will consider practical ways of achieving the health-related targets of the Sustainable Development Goals” External link

jamaicaobserver Friday, May 17, 2019 4:48:00 PM EAT

Baroness Scotland said : “Our thoughts and prayers are with all those affected by Cyclone Kenneth in Mozambique, the strongest cyclone yet to have hit the country,” External link

citizen Saturday, April 27, 2019 12:50:00 AM EAT

Baroness Scotland said : “We must remain vigilant and continue to work together with ever increasing determination and vigour in order to respond to the existential threat which we now face as a result of the rapidly changing climate. We have already started our holistic regenerative programme of work under our Common Earth and Blue Charter banners, but we will do more. Together we must wake up to these developments and mobilise to address the reality of climate change,” External link

citizen Saturday, April 27, 2019 12:50:00 AM EAT

Baroness Scotland added : "such a deep interest in young people... and they love to see them" External link

bbc Friday, April 26, 2019 1:01:00 PM EAT

Baroness Scotland said : "Our Commonwealth is very, very mixed but as someone said to me lots of people are getting very excited about the fact the duchess is mixed race" External link

bbc Friday, April 26, 2019 1:01:00 PM EAT

Baroness Scotland says : “It was never meant to be a substitute for Europe but an addition,” “It was never an either/or” External link

economist Thursday, April 25, 2019 9:25:00 PM EAT

Baroness Scotland said : “When The Gambia left in 2013, the heads of government expressed their regret in its leaving the Commonwealth family,” External link

thesourceng Saturday, April 6, 2019 9:37:00 PM EAT

Baroness Scotland said : “The remit for the Commonwealth Observer Group is to act impartially and independently. It will be free to propose actions on institutional, procedural or other matters as would assist concerned authorities with elections in the future” External link

pina Saturday, March 30, 2019 4:18:00 PM EAT

Baroness Scotland said : “Elections will come and go, but this great Nigeria will remain,” External link

leadership Sunday, February 17, 2019 6:23:00 AM EAT

Baroness Scotland said : “Elections will come and go, but this great Nigeria will remain,” External link

sunnewsonline Friday, February 15, 2019 4:59:00 PM EAT

Baroness Scotland said : “Nigeria was a treasured member of the Commonwealth family where things must not be allowed to go wrong because of the wider implications for the rest of Africa. When Nigeria is healthy, vibrant and strong, the whole of Africa is strengthened,” External link

dailytrust Thursday, February 14, 2019 7:09:00 AM EAT

Baroness Scotland said : “It is a burden that Nigerian leaders gathered here today carry. We call on their party, supporters and public to follow their lead. Elections will come and go, but this great Nigeria will remain,” External link

thenationonlineng Thursday, February 14, 2019 3:43:00 AM EAT

Baroness Scotland said : “It is a burden that Nigerian leaders gathered here today carry. We call on their party, supporters and public to follow their lead. Elections will come and go, but this great Nigeria will remain,” External link

onlinenigeria Wednesday, February 13, 2019 10:17:00 PM EAT

Baroness Scotland said : “It is a burden that Nigerian leaders gathered here today carry. We call on their party, supporters and public to follow their lead. Elections will come and go, but this great Nigeria will remain,” External link

vanguardngr Wednesday, February 13, 2019 6:49:00 PM EAT

Baroness Scotland said : “Elections will come and go, but this great Nigeria will remain,” External link

premiumtimesng Wednesday, February 13, 2019 3:41:00 PM EAT

Baroness Scotland said : "I welcome the resolution of the political crisis in Sri Lanka. This development highlights the resilience of Sri Lanka's institutions, the country's adherence to the rule of law, and the people's strong commitment to democratic processes," External link

slmuslims Tuesday, December 18, 2018 6:42:00 PM EAT

Baroness Scotland said : "These elections are crucial for the people of Tonga as it strengthens the democratic process in the Kingdom," External link

fijitimes Thursday, November 9, 2017 12:35:00 AM EAT

Baroness Scotland said : "So we really have to engage our young people and try, with them, to create a future that is fit for purpose and will really deliver on the objectives and the aspirations, the hopes and dreams of all of us for a better safer world," External link

jamaica-gleaner Sunday, October 29, 2017 7:46:00 AM EAT

Baroness Scotland said : “Each of these topics has important bearings on the everyday lives and livelihoods of Commonwealth citizens and on their personal welfare and individual dignity. The outcomes of their discussions, I am confident, will help countries to uphold the Rule of Law and deliver to these citizens a justice system that is fair and efficient and responds to modern challenges,” “Understanding these challenges, Law Ministers have emphasized and agreed on a number of key points. With regards to the theme of ‘Strengthening the Rule of Law through Technology’, Ministers looked at technology’s ability to promote efficiency, accuracy, quality of services, and long-term cost effectiveness in many areas including the preparation of legislation, the use of video and teleconference systems in court proceedings, police, and prosecution and court case management systems, e-filing and documentation, legal and digital identity, and more effective communication with and between law enforcement and justice institutions,” External link

bahamas-gov Thursday, October 26, 2017 4:22:00 AM EAT

Baroness Scotland said : “They also agreed that non-coercive measures should be adopted, when necessary and/or in combination, with criminal justice approaches that where appropriate, member countries can be able to rehabilitate and reintegrate returning terrorists and stop the recruitment, training and organizing, transporting or equipping of anyone to commit acts of terror,” “On the issue of countering violent extremism, Ministers agreed that coordinated action and drawing on lessons learned from right across the Commonwealth was essential as a way forward. They also emphasized that tackling the issue of extremism online was best achieved through cooperative engagement through global communications service providers. Regarding the implementation of international humanitarian law, Ministers reiterated its importance and committed to consider ways to promote and implement these laws in their countries” External link

bahamas-gov Thursday, October 26, 2017 4:22:00 AM EAT

Baroness Scotland added : "It's a hard time, it's a very hard time," External link

jamaica-gleaner Sunday, October 22, 2017 9:57:00 AM EAT

Baroness Scotland said : "And you know it is very difficult because most of us think we are very robust and tough. If you have been through this before, we went through (Hurricane) Erica and my father used to say, 'get up and fight, get up and fight,' but I have to tell you when I saw the devastation of my beautiful country, maybe for the first time, I just couldn't help weeping," External link

jamaica-gleaner Sunday, October 22, 2017 9:57:00 AM EAT

Baroness Scotland added : "I think many of us were just devastated. And to hear prime ministers literally breaking down, I think you know just how bad it is," External link

jamaica-gleaner Sunday, October 22, 2017 9:57:00 AM EAT

Baroness Scotland told : “We are all, 52 countries, based on common law principle, and we are all faced with serious challenges,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Thursday, October 19, 2017 9:33:00 AM EAT

Baroness Scotland said : “Each of our countries are facing similar problems and difficulties as we strive to deliver on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) agenda which was set in 2015 in New York but was also agreed to by all the Commonwealth countries in 2013,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Thursday, October 19, 2017 9:33:00 AM EAT

Baroness Scotland said : “All of us are struggling with the fiscal realities of where we are now, where no country that I have spoken to has as much money as it would like to have to spend on the legal structure and implementation. So the idea is that if we can come together we can go a lot further and faster,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Thursday, October 19, 2017 9:33:00 AM EAT

Baroness Scotland said : “It’s been a wonderful morning where I see the vibrancy of the young entrepreneurs such as Molly who has done the most fantastic job as self-employed and creating opportunities for other women,” External link

pidp Sunday, September 17, 2017 7:04:00 AM EAT

Baroness Scotland said : “People talk about the existential threat of climate change as if it’s not real — this is real — if you look at what happens to Barbuda, having a hurricane wipe out everything on your island. That is the existential threat” External link

msn-uk Friday, September 8, 2017 7:28:00 PM EAT

Baroness Scotland said : “People talk about the existential threat of climate change as if it’s not real — this is real — if you look at what happens to Barbuda, having a hurricane wipe out everything on your island. That is the existential threat” External link

msn-uk Friday, September 8, 2017 2:02:00 PM EAT

Baroness Scotland said : “We are aware that there is scarcity of legal drafts men and women here. No country has a perfect system but we all want a better legal system,” External link

dailymail-zm Tuesday, August 8, 2017 5:02:00 AM EAT

Baroness Scotland said : “We have been talking about a lot of issues such as putting wealth into Commonwealth and putting the common back into wealth,” External link

dailymail-zm Monday, August 7, 2017 4:00:00 AM EAT

Baroness Scotland said ( about Peace ) : “Peace is one of the most important aspects of the Commonwealth family and Zambia has always been traditionally a good example of that peace, we need to pray for peace in all our lands,” External link

dailymail-zm Monday, August 7, 2017 4:00:00 AM EAT

Baroness Scotland said : “The aim of my visit is to highlight the important place Zambia occupies in the Commonwealth family and promote inclusiveness and resilience. The Commonwealth is committed to supporting peaceful dialogue and political cohesion in Zambia following last year’s elections,” External link

dailymail-zm Saturday, August 5, 2017 3:39:00 AM EAT

Baroness Scotland said ( about National Election Commission ) : “Observers will act impartially and will adhere to the standards of the International Declaration of Principles for Election Observation, to which the Commonwealth is a signatory,” External link

EastAfrican Friday, August 4, 2017 8:57:00 AM EAT

Baroness Scotland said ( about National Election Commission ) : “Observers will act impartially and will adhere to the standards of the International Declaration of Principles for Election Observation, to which the Commonwealth is a signatory,” External link

nation-ke Friday, August 4, 2017 5:23:00 AM EAT

Baroness Scotland said : “This includes its own election-related legislation as well as relevant regional, Commonwealth and international commitments. Where appropriate, the Group may also make recommendations for the future strengthening of the electoral framework,” External link

coastweek Wednesday, August 2, 2017 12:11:00 PM EAT

Baroness Scotland said : “Observers will act impartially and will adhere to the standards of the International Declaration of Principles for Election Observation, to which the Commonwealth is a signatory,” External link

nation-ke Monday, July 31, 2017 12:00:00 AM EAT

Baroness Scotland said : "This includes its own election-related legislation as well as relevant regional, Commonwealth and international commitments. Where appropriate, the Group may also make recommendations for the future strengthening of the electoral framework," External link

xinhuanet_en Sunday, July 30, 2017 3:57:00 PM EAT

Baroness Scotland told : “If that can be done in one country, because unfortunately domestic violence is no respecter of people, or regions, or religions or even gender, then it's possible that we could do that in all of our countries,” External link

pina Thursday, March 9, 2017 8:23:00 AM EAT

Baroness Scotland told : "If that can be done in one country, because unfortunately domestic violence is no respecter of people, or regions, or religions or even gender, then it's possible that we could do that in all of our countries, " External link

rnzi Tuesday, March 7, 2017 10:48:00 PM EAT

Baroness Scotland said : "I wanted the very best opportunity and the best people to do it. Unfortunately there are many, many people who I know extremely well who would want to come forward and it certainly wasn't on the basis of friendship, it was on the basis of excellence, experience, being able to do it in a cost-effective, cost-efficient way and quickly. " External link

telegraph Friday, November 4, 2016 2:36:00 PM EAT

Baroness Scotland said : “The index throws down a challenge to policy makers everywhere. Without action to promote young people’s empowerment, boosting opportunities for employment and opening up spaces for political dialogue, countries will be squandering their most precious resource and storing up problems for the future” External link

thenassauguardian Tuesday, October 25, 2016 8:45:00 PM EAT

Baroness Scotland said : “The index throws down a challenge to policymakers everywhere. Without action to promote young people’s empowerment, boosting opportunities for employment and opening up spaces for political dialogue, countries will be squandering their most precious resource and storing up problems for the future” External link

jamaicaobserver Friday, October 21, 2016 11:34:00 PM EAT

Baroness Scotland said : "The index throws down a challenge to policy-makers everywhere: without action to promote young people's empowerment, boosting opportunities for employment and opening up spaces for political dialogue, countries will be squandering their most precious resource and storing up problems for the future. " External link

itv Friday, October 21, 2016 4:34:00 AM EAT

Baroness Scotland said : "The Commonwealth Charter reflects the commitment of our member states to democracy and human rights, development and growth, and diversity. We will continue to champion these values and to support all member states, especially small and developing states, in upholding and advancing these practically for the enduring benefit of their citizens" External link

ibtimes-uk Friday, October 14, 2016 12:09:00 AM EAT

Baroness Scotland said : "The Commonwealth Charter reflects the commitment of our member states to democracy and human rights, development and growth, and diversity," External link

channelnewsasia Thursday, October 13, 2016 9:14:00 PM EAT

Baroness Scotland said : "The Commonwealth Charter reflects the commitment of our member states to democracy and human rights, development and growth, and diversity," External link

reuters-in Thursday, October 13, 2016 7:36:00 PM EAT

Baroness Scotland said : “Trade is the lifeblood of economies and never more so than for small countries. Yet they simply can’t access the international financial system,” “According to the WTO, 80 to 90 per cent of world trade relies on trade finance. One of our roles in the Commonwealth family is to champion these small states to make sure they can trade in global markets” External link

pina Tuesday, October 11, 2016 3:40:00 PM EAT

Baroness Scotland said : “Challenges such as global warming, over-fishing and environmental mismanagement threaten a resource which, if managed sustainably, could be a source of immense opportunity. With this new research series, we are advancing the fundamental and practical changes in policy that we believe any government with maritime territory should pursue,” External link

thedailystarBD Friday, October 7, 2016 8:42:00 AM EAT

Baroness Scotland said : “As we hope and pray that the storm will pass without inflicting further severe damage, injury or loss of life, our response as a Commonwealth family of nations is of solidarity and renewed resolve to work together in order to limit the actions of humankind that exacerbate the causes of extreme weather, and to build economic resilience and stronger systems for support and recovery” External link

nationnews Thursday, October 6, 2016 1:00:00 PM EAT

Baroness Scotland said : “Last year I saw first-hand the terrible cost to lives and the devastation to infrastructure that Dominica experienced when Hurricane Erica wiped out 90 per cent of the country’s GDP equivalent to US$483 million. In minutes the storm demolished decades of progress,” External link

jamaicaobserver Thursday, October 6, 2016 10:05:00 AM EAT

Baroness Scotland stated : “As the Caribbean endures the stress and worry of a hurricane season, we at the Commonwealth will use every opportunity, every platform to galvanise support for our small and vulnerable members,” External link

jamaicaobserver Thursday, October 6, 2016 10:05:00 AM EAT

Baroness Scotland said : "The task for us now is to help the Commonwealth move from shock to solutions," External link

expatica Wednesday, October 5, 2016 9:58:00 PM EAT

Baroness Scotland said : “Today (Wednesday), we’re publishing an analysis of the possible economic implications on specific Commonwealth countries,” External link

dailytrust Wednesday, October 5, 2016 3:01:00 PM EAT

Baroness Scotland said : “My thoughts and prayers are with the people of Jamaica as they brace themselves for what could be a very dangerous storm with winds strong enough to threaten life and destroy buildings,” External link

jamaicaobserver Sunday, October 2, 2016 10:37:00 AM EAT

Baroness Scotland told : "I'm really looking forward to my first visit to Mozambique," External link

allafrica Monday, September 26, 2016 12:54:00 PM EAT

Baroness Scotland told : "I'm really looking forward to my first visit to Mozambique," External link

allafrica Thursday, September 22, 2016 9:13:00 AM EAT

Baroness Scotland told : "I'm really looking forward to my first visit to Mozambique," External link

allafrica Thursday, September 22, 2016 9:08:00 AM EAT

Baroness Scotland noted : "We will continue to build on our progress, taking decisive actions towards equal access, balanced representation and greater participation for all women. I look forward to the Commonwealth members committing as a powerful dynamic alliance of nations to new and transformative initiatives that will pave the way for gender equality across the globe," External link

allafrica Tuesday, September 13, 2016 11:58:00 AM EAT

Baroness Scotland noted : “We will continue to build on our progress, taking decisive actions towards equal access, balanced representation and greater participation for all women. I look forward to the Commonwealth members committing as a powerful dynamic alliance of nations to new and transformative initiatives that will pave the way for gender equality across the globe,” External link

newtimes-RW Saturday, September 10, 2016 1:48:00 AM EAT

Baroness Scotland said : "Ultimately, the bench book will contribute to legal reforms with the potential of strengthening the capacity of judicial officers to effectively address violence against women," External link

allafrica Friday, September 9, 2016 8:39:00 AM EAT

Baroness Scotland said : “Ultimately, the bench book will contribute to legal reforms with the potential of strengthening the capacity of judicial officers to effectively address violence against women,” External link

newtimes-RW Friday, September 9, 2016 2:39:00 AM EAT

Baroness Scotland said : “The contributions that Iwokrama make to that climatic stability are incredibly important,” External link

guyanachronicle Wednesday, August 3, 2016 7:48:00 AM EAT

Baroness Scotland said ( about British ) : “I am certainly having many conversation with our British counterparts, and talking to many countries that have anxiety and concerns,” External link

newsday-tt Thursday, July 14, 2016 11:36:00 AM EAT

Baroness Scotland told : “You only need to turn on your TVs to realise that crime is a globalised problem – young men who feel disassociated, underemployed, misdirected and in need of their brothers. It’s not, unfortunately, an isolated issue,” External link

stabroeknews Tuesday, July 12, 2016 9:12:00 AM EAT

Baroness Scotland said : “This initiative will really give young people, who represent 60 per cent of the Commonwealth’s more than two billion population, a voice on key national, regional and global issues, equip them with leadership skills and provide them with the networks and opportunities to really make a difference in their communities and across the globe,” External link

stabroeknews Tuesday, July 12, 2016 9:12:00 AM EAT

Baroness Scotland urged : “If you want to stop crime, you have to go right back and look at how those children are being brought up and what they are living with every single day. So as we look for ways to reduce violent crime among young men I say do not wait until they have a gun in their hand at age 15 to do something about it, start early, start now,” External link

stabroeknews Tuesday, July 12, 2016 9:12:00 AM EAT

Baroness Scotland charged : “There is clear evidence that there is a direct correlation between what a child achieves at 22 months and what that individual will achieve at 22 years and we have within our Commonwealth eight million children in institutional care who are beyond the age of three. So there are eight million children in our Commonwealth who have a very low expectation of achieving and we need to do something about it,” External link

stabroeknews Tuesday, July 12, 2016 9:12:00 AM EAT

Baroness Scotland told : “You only need to turn on your TVs to realise that crime is a globalised problem young men who feel disassociated, underemployed, misdirected and in need of their brothers. It’s not, unfortunately, an isolated issue,” External link

jamaicaobserver Monday, July 11, 2016 9:16:00 AM EAT

Baroness Scotland said : “This initiative will really give young people, who represent 60 per cent of the Commonwealth’s more than two billion population, a voice on key national, regional and global issues, equip them with leadership skills and provide them with the networks and opportunities to really make a difference in their communities and across the globe,” External link

jamaicaobserver Monday, July 11, 2016 9:16:00 AM EAT

Baroness Scotland urged : “If you want to stop crime, you have to go right back and look at how those children are being brought up and what they are living with every single day. So as we look for ways to reduce violent crime among young men I say do not wait until they have a gun in their hand at age 15 to do something about it, start early, start now,” External link

jamaicaobserver Monday, July 11, 2016 9:16:00 AM EAT

Baroness Scotland charged : “There is clear evidence that there is a direct correlation between what a child achieves at 22 months and what that individual will achieve at 22 years and we have within our Commonwealth eight million children in institutional care who are beyond the age of three. So there are eight million children in our Commonwealth who have a very low expectation of achieving and we need to do something about it,” External link

jamaicaobserver Monday, July 11, 2016 9:16:00 AM EAT

Baroness Scotland said : "One of my aspirations is to put the common back into Commonwealth, the wealth back into Commonwealth, and the common back into the wealth so we have to share," External link

jamaica-gleaner Sunday, July 10, 2016 9:05:00 AM EAT

Baroness Scotland said : “The Commonwealth Charter recognises the inalienable right of individuals to participate in free and fair elections in shaping the society in which they live. Towards this end, we urge all stakeholders in Nauru to commit to ensuring a peaceful and transparent election in which candidates and voters are free from intimidation, and fundamental freedoms of expression, association and assembly are respected” External link

pina Wednesday, July 6, 2016 12:09:00 PM EAT

Baroness Scotland said : “Twelve of the member countries sitting around the table at this meeting are Commonwealth members. This is where policies that affect the lives of people in the Caribbean are shaped, so this conference is an opportunity to work towards solutions in support of national development” External link

nationnews Wednesday, July 6, 2016 11:41:00 AM EAT

Baroness Scotland said : “Twelve of the member countries sitting around the table at this meeting are Commonwealth members. This is where policies that affect the lives of people in the Caribbean are shaped, so this conference is an opportunity to work towards solutions in support of national development,” External link

caribbean360 Monday, July 4, 2016 5:37:00 PM EAT

Baroness Scotland said ( about Climate Action ) : “We have already selected a pool of experts for the Climate Finance Access Hub and have requests from a number of Caribbean countries for support to benefit from the substantial funds already pledged for climate action, but which are challenging to access. This is part of a package of measures, following our effective advocacy at the climate change summit in Paris last year, to ensure that countries can urgently respond to this existential threat and honour commitments made at COP21,” External link

caribbean360 Monday, July 4, 2016 5:37:00 PM EAT

Baroness Scotland said : "This initiative will really give young people, who represent 60 per cent of the Commonwealth's more than two billion population, a voice on key national, regional and global issues, equip them with leadership skills, and provide them with the networks and opportunities to really make a difference in their communities and across the globe," External link

jamaica-gleaner Sunday, July 3, 2016 9:32:00 AM EAT

Baroness Scotland said : “I think we need to rejoice. This is a golden anniversary. Guyana is a beautiful country and it has some of the most beautiful people in our region, because it is a mix. I think if you look at the faces of the Guyanese people, you’ll see our history… I think that it is an opportunity for us to celebrate because Guyana has always been one of the diamonds of our region; a small state but with real beauty. So I am here to celebrate, I hope in real Guyanese style, and I know that it will be fabulous so I want to say to all of Guyana, happy anniversary. Be proud of your nation; be proud of all the wonderful things you have achieved over the last 50 years,” External link

kaieteurnewsonline Thursday, May 26, 2016 7:58:00 AM EAT

Baroness Scotland said : “Every form of art is represented in the 40 projects that have been chosen,” External link

mg Tuesday, March 10, 2015 11:51:00 AM EAT



Key Titles and Phrases Count Lang Last Seen
secretary general of the commonwealth3.26%EN11/23/201723/11/2017
general of the commonwealth1.20%EN11/23/201723/11/2017
secretary-general20.45%EN10/29/201729/10/2017
commonwealth secretary-general19.59%EN10/29/201729/10/2017
commonwealth secretary general15.46%EN10/29/201729/10/2017
secretary general14.60%EN10/29/201729/10/2017
general14.43%EN10/29/201729/10/2017
secretary-general of the commonwealth3.26%EN08/26/201726/08/2017
london-based commonwealth secretary general0.34%EN08/05/201705/08/2017
secretary-general of commonwealth0.69%EN03/10/201710/03/2017
chairman3.26%EN09/11/201611/09/2016
woman secretary general0.34%EN08/22/201622/08/2016
first woman secretary general0.34%EN08/22/201622/08/2016
president of ghana0.17%EN07/28/201628/07/2016
new secretary-general of commonwealth0.17%EN07/22/201622/07/2016
getty commonwealth secretary-general0.34%EN07/21/201621/07/2016
barrister0.52%EN04/16/201416/04/2014
attorney general0.52%EN02/10/201410/02/2014
fiscal general0.17%ES03/26/200926/03/2009
ministra0.17%PT05/09/200709/05/2007
minister0.69%EN07/12/200612/07/2006
Names Lang Count
Patricia ScotlandEN50.58%
Baroness ScotlandEN38.44%
Patricia ScotlandFR5.32%
Patricia ScotlandEU2.50%
Baroness Scotland of AsthalEN1.83%
Baroness Scotland of AsthalEU0.83%
Patricia ScotlandPT0.33%
Patricia ScotlandSW0.17%
Baroness Scotland of Asthal Patricia ScotlandEN0.00%
Baronness ScotlandEN0.00%


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