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Building the resilience of small states - video Building the resilience of small states

28 August 2014

Small states face a special set of development challenges, making them especially vulnerable to economic and environmental shocks.

Winner of 19th CCEM logo competition announced Winner of 19th CCEM logo competition announced

27 August 2014

The winner of the logo design competition for the 19th Conference of Commonwealth Education Ministers (19CCEM) was announced on the 28 July at a press conference in Nassau, The Bahamas, by The Bahamas Minister of Education, Science and Technology, Jerome Fitzgerald.

Nominations closing soon for Commonwealth Youth Worker Awards 2014 Nominations closing soon for Commonwealth Youth Worker Awards 2014

26 August 2014

Nominations closing soon (30th August) for Commonwealth Youth Worker Awards 2014

Commonwealth hosts diaspora leadership summit

20 August 2014

The Commonwealth in partnership with Elevation Networks, a youth employment charity, brought together student leaders for the first Diaspora Leadership Summit, in partnership with Elevation Networks, a youth employment charity

Statement on unfolding situation in Pakistan Pakistan flag

19 August 2014

Statement on the unfolding political situation in Pakistan by Commonwealth Secretary-General’s Spokesperson

£5 million raised for children of the Commonwealth £5 million raised for children of the Commonwealth

14 August 2014

More than £5 million was raised for children of the Commonwealth thanks to a new partnership between UNICEF, Glasgow 2014 and the Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF).

Commonwealth statement for International Youth Day 2014 Commonwealth statement for International Youth Day 2014

12 August 2014

The theme for International Youth Day ‘Youth and Mental Health’ presents a welcome opportunity for us to consider a subject which is still taboo in too many Commonwealth countries -- Deodat Maharaj, Deputy Secretary-General

Bilateral deals boost sport in Commonwealth countries Jamacain and South African Sports Ministers

8 August 2014

Ministers hail sport and physical education commitments agreed between India and Lesotho, Jamaica and South Africa, at Commonwealth meeting

Credible elections are the ‘heartbeat’ of democracy, says Sharma Commonwealth Secretary-General Kamalesh Sharma (left) with Dr Ishmael Jikiri Igban, the Deputy Chairperson of the Independent National Electoral Commission of Nigeria (right).

5 August 2014

Commonwealth Secretary-General Kamalesh Sharma has underscored the importance of conducting elections that enjoy the trust and confidence of citizens across the 53 nation organisation.

WW1 Commonwealth deaths remembered Tyne Cot Commonwealth war memorial

5 August 2014

To mark their loss, high level representatives of Commonwealth member countries gathered in Glasgow on Monday - following the close of the Commonwealth Games - to attend a special commemoration.

Secretary-General marks closing of XX Commonwealth Games Glasgow banner

3 August 2014

We salute all those who have worked so hard to deliver a superb festival of excellence of which the Commonwealth collectively can feel proud.

Ebola in West Africa: Commonwealth Secretary-General Statement Ebola in West Africa

1 August 2014

Commonwealth Secretary-General Kamalesh Sharma today expressed condolences to the families that have lost loved ones in the outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus in Sierra Leone and other neighbouring countries in West Africa.

Commonwealth Secretary-General condemns continued terror attacks in Nigeria

31 July 2014

Commonwealth Secretary-General Kamalesh Sharma expresses solidarity with the Government of Nigeria and families of the 276 schoolgirls who were abducted from a secondary school in Chibok, Borno State in April.

Video: Helping every voice be heard - We are The Commonwealth

30 July 2014

Ever wondered what The Commonwealth stands for today? We've launched a video to show who and what the Commonwealth is about in the modern world.

Video: Sports Ministers address integrity and development

23 July 2014

Ahead of the Commonwealth games, Sports Ministers reflect on the importance of sharing experiences on common issues in sports policy.

Commonwealth helping Jamaica set up human rights body  Jamaican flag

22 July 2014

Commonwealth human rights experts discuss establishment of a national human rights institution for Jamaica with government and institutions

Sports Ministers call for recognition of sport in post-2015 agenda Commonwealth sports ministers and senior officials

22 July 2014

Commonwealth sports ministers and senior officials have called for “the power of sport” to be recognised as an important driver for social and economic development. They made the call at the Commonwealth Sports Ministers Meeting in Glasgow yesterday.

The future of the Commonwealth Joseph Muscat

22 July 2014

The Commonwealth at 65: From London to Valletta' - Public Lecture by Joseph Muscat, Prime Minister of Malta

A minute's silence observed for victims of Flight MH17

21 July 2014

A minute's silence was observed at the opening of the Commonwealth Sports Ministers Meeting in Glasgow

Commonwealth Sports Ministers Meeting Communiqué

21 July 2014

Sports Ministers and senior officials from Commonwealth nations issued a communiqué following their meeting in Glasgow

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