Rt Hon Patricia Scotland QC has outlined her priorities as Secretary-General of the Commonwealth of Nations. These include tackling violence against women, action on climate change, boosting trade and governance, and creating better opportunities for young people. Nominated by Dominica, she is the first woman to hold the post. Watch her full speech below.

 

– View the full text of her speech: http://thecommonwealth.org/sites/default/files/press-release/documents/Speech%20by%20Rt%20Hon%20Patricia%20Scotland%20QC.pdf

– See more at: http://thecommonwealth.org/media/press-release/scotland-welcomed-london-new-commonwealth-secretary-general#sthash.IFnMzIdx.dpuf

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