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Strengthening humanitarian law: what role for Commonwealth countries? Representatives from over 20 High Commissions and other guests attended an event on international humanitarian law, organised jointly by the Commonwealth Secretariat and British Red Cross

21 April 2015

Representatives from over 20 High Commissions and other guests attended an event on international humanitarian law, organised jointly by the Commonwealth Secretariat and British Red Cross

Commonwealth Lecture Rt Hon Helen Clark, Administrator, United Nations Development Programme delivers 17th Commonwealth Lecture

10 April 2015

'Youth, Innovation and Sustainable Development: the Commonwealth in a Post-2015 World'.

Secretary-General deplores Kenya university attack Commonwealth Secretary-General Kamalesh Sharma

2 April 2015

Secretary-General deplores Kenya university attack

Civil society agreement signed ahead of education meeting Officials from Commonwealth Secretariat, Commonwealth Foundation and the Bahamas High Commission sign MoU

2 April 2015

Partnership agreement signed to strengthen civil society participation in upcoming 19CCEM.

Statement by Secretary-General on elections in Nigeria Commonwealth Secretary-General Kamalesh Sharma

1 April 2015

Statement by Secretary-General on elections in Nigeria

Nigeria elections 2015: interim statement by Commonwealth Observer Group HE Dr Bakili Muluzi, Chairperson of Commonwealth Observer Group

30 March 2015

The Commonwealth Observer Group to Nigeria’s 2015 Presidential and National Assembly Elections issues its interim statement.

Commonwealth project to boost the development prospects of Caribbean small states A beach in Barbados

30 March 2015

Project aims to boost prospects of Caribbean small states in areas such as security, innovation and energy and private sector development.

Trade experts steer new course for developing Commonwealth countries Panel of experts at a conference discuss small states' trade interests

27 March 2015

Newly-established CEGT meets for the first time in Malta to consider trade challenges.

Promoting rule of law for development in small states Two men and two women are seated at a conference

27 March 2015

Senior officials and legal experts meet to consider rule of law and post-2015 development agenda from the perspective of small Commonwealth states.

Commonwealth Spokesperson statement on Guyana Guyana Parliament

25 March 2015

Commonwealth Spokesperson statement on Guyana

Nigeria elections 2015: arrival statement by Commonwealth Observer Group Nigeria COG press conference

23 March 2015

Nigeria elections 2015: arrival statement by Commonwealth Observer Group

Lee Kuan Yew 1923 - 2015 : Tribute by Commonwealth Secretary-General Kamalesh Sharma The Hon Lee Kuan Yew, Prime Minister of Singapore at the 1987 Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) in Vancouver, Canada.

22 March 2015

Secretary-General extends his condolences following the death of Lee Kuan Yew, Singapore’s first Prime Minister

Malcolm Fraser - Tribute by Commonwealth Secretary-General Kamalesh Sharma 1986: Commonwealth Secretary-General, Shridath Ramphal, The Rt Hon Malcolm Fraser (Australia), General Obasanjo (Nigeria), Chief Emeka Anyaoku (Deputy Secretary-General), Mr. Hugh Craft, Director, International Affairs Division

20 March 2015

Secretary-General extends his condolences to Mr Fraser's family and to the people of Australia on behalf of the Commonwealth family.

Galvanising efforts to increase women’s political participation Dr Ojiambo

18 March 2015

Dr Ojiambo was addressing Ministers and senior officials responsible for gender equality and women’s empowerment at the Commonwealth’s annual women’s affairs consultation in New York.

Women’s political leadership in Africa – time to look beyond numbers Women’s political leadership in Africa

18 March 2015

The Commonwealth Secretariat and African Union (AU) held a high-level dialogue in New York last week to address women’s political leadership in delivering democracy and development in Africa.

Commonwealth and African Union strengthen partnership to assist member countries

16 March 2015

The Commonwealth Secretariat and African Union have held discussions in Addis Ababa on ways to strengthen collaboration in trade advocacy, electoral support and women’s leadership, among other areas.

Cyclone Pam: Secretary-General calls for Commonwealth-wide support Commonwealth Secretary-General, Kamalesh Sharma

16 March 2015

Secretary-General Kamalesh Sharma calls on the wider Commonwealth family to provide support to Vanuatu and Tuvalu.

Visit of the Secretary-General to UNESCO © UNESCO/P. Chiang-Joo

16 March 2015

Visit of the Secretary-General to UNESCO

Statement by Commonwealth Secretary-General, Kamalesh Sharma Maldives flag

14 March 2015

The Commonwealth has taken note of the verdict released by the Criminal Court of Maldives on 13 March 2015.

Cyclone Pam’s devastation ‘saddening’ – Secretary-General Vanuatu's flag

14 March 2015

Secretary-General Kamalesh Sharma has written to the Prime Ministers of Vanuatu and Tuvalu following the devastation and loss of life wrought by Cyclone Pam.

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