Caribbean: As the 2022 Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) started on June 20, 2022, the findings from the various surveys and reports are clearly showing that Patricia Scotland is holding her position as the Commonwealth Secretary-General for the second term.
The results of the surveys conducted by various organizations evidently indicate a positive sign for Patricia Scotland. The detailed report of the surveys carried out within the entire 54 Commonwealth countries manifested that she has incredible popularity among member states. This will turn out to be the reason for her retainment of the top position.
In addition to that, the reports also showed that the other two candidates such as Jamaica’s Kamina Johnson Smith and Iakoba Taeia Italeli of Tuvalu, are unable to hail the support of the member states.
Outlining the position of Patricia Scotland, surveys also highlighted that she had done incredible work during her tenure. Scotland’s re-energizing and re-emerging vision assisted in the upliftment of the Commonwealth and its members’ states, due to which her bid has been publicly endorsed by leaders.
Scotland assumed office in 2016 and became the sixth and first lady Secretary General of the Commonwealth. Her appointment for the top position set an example for gender equality and paved the path for other women to be in these kinds of top positions.
Moreover, Scotland also exclaimed that she was getting a positive response on a daily basis, and members started are really in favour of her. According to the reports by experts, Scotland is a perfect candidate for the position of Secretary General, noting that she always remains committed to her work.
Further, the leadership of CSG gained a lot of appreciation across the world, and especially, the entire Caribbean region felt proud of the appointment of the first lady. Her vision, decisions, policies and agendas created the path of development for the Commonwealth.
The 26th Meeting of the Heads of Government of the Commonwealth of Nations (CHOGM 2022) is held in Kigali, Rwanda, from June 20 to June 25, 2022.
Patricia Scotland has been in Rwanda for the ongoing CHOGM 2022, where she addressed the opening ceremony of the Commonwealth Women’s Forum (CWF 2022), which is being held in parallel with the biennial CHOGM.
In the address, Scotland outlined the work she has done to improve the condition of women and girls in the 54v members states since taking on the role six years ago.
In addition to that, various reports also exclaimed that Patricia Scotland always took significant steps for the women empowerment during her tenure and said, “When I became secretary general in 2016, I pledged that we would put the wealth back into Commonwealth, but I know that we were determined to put the common back into wealth, and that common demands that women should be at the table.”
Scotland also expressed her huge excitement for the CHOGM 2022 and stated that it comes out as a huge moment for the Commonwealth