The Commonwealth of Learning (COL) welcomed Commonwealth Secretary-General Rt Hon Patricia Scotland to Vancouver, Canada, on 15 June 2017. Secretary-General Scotland was visiting COL on the occasion of the annual meeting of its Board of Governors, which took place on 16 June 2017.
The Commonwealth of Learning is one of only three Commonwealth intergovernmental organisations, which also includes the Commonwealth Secretariat and the Commonwealth Foundation, and the only one located outside the United Kingdom.
“I am particularly grateful to the Secretary General for her presence and for her warm support and encouragement of COL ever since she assumed office last April. She has been pursuing a number of key priorities, relating to youth, combatting violence against women and girls, and climate change, all of which have a close resonance with COL’s own work,” said President and CEO Professor Asha Kanwar.
Pictured above: The COL Board of Governors, senior management, and representatives from Global Affairs Canada, with the Commonwealth Secretary-General at the 34th Meeting of the COL Board of Governors.