The results of the 2014 RCS Commonwealth Essay Competition were announced on the 9th September. The Royal Commonwealth Society received more than 9,500 entries from over 500 schools in 44 Commonwealth countries and territories. Both the Senior and the Junior judging panels were very impressed by the quality of writing and commended the issues and topics covered via the theme, 'Team Commonwealth'.
Commonwealth Secretary-General Kamalesh Sharma today welcomed the signing of a peace agreement between Mozambican President Armando Guebuza and Afonso Dhlakama, the leader of Renamo, the opposition political party, ahead of next month’s presidential, parliamentary and regional assembly elections.
‘A Young Commonwealth’ has been chosen as the theme for Commonwealth Day 2015, which takes place on 9 March.
The Organisation of African Youth and partners recently convened for a High Level Youth Policy Dialogue on Sustainable Development Goals from 19th-21st August 2014 in Nairobi, Kenya.
Leaders gathered in Samoa from 1-4 September at the United Nations' International Conference on Small Island Developing States, to help build durable partnerships and secure sustainable development for vulnerable coastal nations.
Address by Commonwealth Deputy Secretary-General Deodat Maharaj to the Plenary Session of the Third International Conference on Small Island Developing States
We need to move beyond simplistic measures of development and reconcile sustainable management of oceans with economic and social needs - Deputy Secretary-General Deodat Maharaj
A vulnerability resilience framework, newly revised and expanded by the Commonwealth, helps small states to develop policies to build resilience and bounce back from economic and environmental crises.
Commonwealth Secretary-General Kamalesh Sharma today deplored the reported attempt at a military coup in Lesotho
Ahead of the International Conference on Small Island Developing States (SIDS 2014), Samoa's Prime Minister warns of the threat posed by climate change and the need for genuine and durable partnerships.
Youth leaders represented at a global summit on small island nations in Samoa have called on national governments to include young people as partners for sustainable development.
Commonwealth Secretary-General Kamalesh Sharma and the Finance minister of the Democratic Republic of Congo, Jon Patrice Kitebi, met Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbot on 29 August 2014 to discuss development priorities ahead of the G20 summit which takes place in Brisbane in November.
Small states face a special set of development challenges, making them especially vulnerable to economic and environmental shocks.
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 (30th August) for Commonwealth Youth Worker Awards 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 the unfolding political situation in Pakistan by Commonwealth Secretary-General’s Spokesperson
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).
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
Ministers hail sport and physical education commitments agreed between India and Lesotho, Jamaica and South Africa, at Commonwealth meeting