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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.

Commonwealth Lecture

16 March 2015

Commonwealth Lecture

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.

Commonwealth observers’ report on 2015 Sri Lanka Presidential Election Sri Lanka flag

13 March 2015

The Final Report of the Observer Group

Deputy Secretary-General meets with delegation from the Parliament of Mozambique

10 March 2015

Josephine Ojiambo meets a cross-party delegation from the Parliament of Mozambique to discuss ongoing collaboration.

Diversity on display as Commonwealth Day 2015 is celebrated

9 March 2015

The diversity of 53 nations and more than 2 billion people was reflected in Commonwealth Day celebrations in countries across the globe today.

Malta Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting announcement Malta

9 March 2015

Malta Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting announcement

Commonwealth Day 2015: Message from Her Majesty The Queen, Head of the Commonwealth Her Majesty The Queen, Head of the Commonwealth

9 March 2015

Commonwealth Day 2015: Message from Her Majesty The Queen, Head of the Commonwealth

Commonwealth Day 2015: Message from Kamalesh Sharma, Secretary-General of the Commonwealth Kamalesh Sharma, Secretary-General of the Commonwealth

9 March 2015

Kamalesh Sharma, Secretary-General of the Commonwealth