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Pacific Parliamentarians adopt the Pipitea Declaration Pacific Parliamentarians

3 August 2015

Commonwealth Parliamentarians from the Pacific region adopted the Pipitea Declaration to protect and promote human rights and agreed to support the establishment of the Commonwealth Pacific Parliamentary Human Rights Group at a seminar that concluded today

Tribute to Flora Macdonald (1926 – 2015) Commonwealth logo

3 August 2015

Tribute to Flora Macdonald, a former foreign minister of Canada and well-known “Red Tory”, who passed away last week.

Appointment of Neil Ford as Spokesperson and Director of Communications

30 July 2015

The Commonwealth Secretariat is pleased to announce Neil Ford’s appointment as Spokesperson and Director of Communications.

Statement: World Day against Trafficking in Persons Commonwealth Secretary-General Kamalesh Sharma

30 July 2015

Statement by Commonwealth Secretary-General Kamalesh Sharma.

Commonwealth Secretary-General mourns death of Vanuatu statesman  Edward Natapei at the Commonwealth Observer Group to the 2012 Papua New Guinea National Elections

29 July 2015

Commonwealth Secretary-General Kamalesh Sharma has expressed his deep sorrow at the passing of Vanuatu statesman Hon Nipake Edward Natapei.

Commonwealth declaration to end child marriage spurs grassroots action Woman with Kigali Declaration

24 July 2015

Commonwealth declaration to end child marriage

Crowdfunding hailed as a way to ‘democratise’ development financing Peter Baeck, Principal Researcher for Public and Social Innovation at Nesta and Commonwealth DSG Maharaj

17 July 2015

Crowdfunding heralded as potential source of billions of dollars of financing for developing countries.

Powerful partnerships will transform the Caribbean Commonwealth Secretary-General Kamalesh Sharma

3 July 2015

The Commonwealth will help to unlock the potential of Caribbean countries to withstand natural disasters and economic challenges through powerful partnerships and meaningful assistance.

New petroleum producers survey policy options in wake of oil price slump  New Petroleum Producers Discussion Group in Tanzania

3 July 2015

A New Petroleum Producers Discussion Group in Tanzania, established by Chatham House and co-sponsored by the Commonwealth Secretariat, met this week to find solutions to shared challenges.

Departure statement by the Commonwealth Special Envoy to Lesotho, Dr Rajen Prasad Lesotho

27 June 2015

The Commonwealth Special Envoy Dr Rajen Prasad completed his recent visit to Lesotho today

Education hub launched in Bahamas Children with their hands in the air

27 June 2015

A virtual one-stop shop knowledge service for education professionals and planners

Commonwealth support for Guyana’s borders and territory

27 June 2015

The Commonwealth remains steadfast in its support for the Government and people of Guyana

Education Ministers Declaration from 19th CCEM Educational Ministers

26 June 2015

The Nassau Declaration 22 – 26 June 2015

Video: 19th Conference of Commonwealth Education Ministers

26 June 2015

19th Conference of Commonwealth Education Ministers

New Commonwealth report on child marriage is launched

26 June 2015

The study on Preventing Child Marriage in the Commonwealth: the Role of Education was launched on Wednesday at the 19th Conference of Commonwealth Education Ministers in The Bahamas.

New partnership will boost youth work education Signing of the Memorandum of Understanding by the Commonwealth Secretariat, University of the West Indies and Commonwealth of Learning

25 June 2015

Youth workers across the Commonwealth are to get greater access to certified courses following an agreement between The Commonwealth Secretariat, the University of the West Indies and the Commonwealth of Learning.

Statement: International Day in Support of Victims of Torture

24 June 2015

International Day in Support of Victims of Torture 2015 focuses on the Right to Rehabilitation, a right guaranteed by Article 14 of the Convention against Torture.

Education Good Practice winners announced Children in a classroom

24 June 2015

The Riverside Education Foundation in India has won first prize in the 2015 Commonwealth Education Good Practice Awards

Bahamas meeting opens with call to ‘act now’ on education goals Commonwealth Secretary-General Kamalesh Sharma

24 June 2015

The 19th triennial Conference of Commonwealth Education Ministers (19CCEM) opened Tuesday in Nassau, Bahamas.

Small states’ education needs a voice Deodat Maharaj

23 June 2015

The Commonwealth’s first forum focusing on education in small states opened in Nassau, Bahamas (Monday) with a call to ensure that the needs of small states are not eclipsed by the wider social development agenda

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