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Commonwealth Games Opening Statement by Kamalesh Sharma

23 July 2014

Glasgow 2014 is a showcase for friendship, says Commonwealth Secretary-General Kamalesh Sharma

Video : Commonwealth Sports Ministers Meeting

23 July 2014

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

Commentary: Sport as a transformative force

22 July 2014

Sport Is a unifying force that brings humanity together, writes Deodat Maharaj, Deputy Secretary-General for Economic Development

Helping every voice to be heard - We are The Commonwealth

22 July 2014

The Commonwealth: an infographic video

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 Joesph 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

Natasha Senanayake wins music competition Commonwealth Youth Orchestra & Choir

21 July 2014

To mark the Commonwealth Games 2014 opening in Glasgow this week, the Commonwealth Youth Orchestra & Choir has held the first ever Commonwealth Music Competition

Sport integral to sustainable development, says sports body Guyanese students play football

20 July 2014

Commonwealth Advisory Body on Sport offers recommendations ahead of 7th Commonwealth Sports Ministers Meeting

Lesotho Deputy Prime Minister hails study tour to New Zealand

4 July 2014

The Deputy Prime Minister of Lesotho, Mothetjoa Metsing has said the study tour of Members of Parliament and senior officials from his country which he led to New Zealand has enabled them to better understand government under a Mixed Member Proportion (MMP) system.

Commonwealth Moot Court Competition winners announced Commonwealth Moot Court Competition winners announced

3 July 2014

Three law students from Kenya, Uganda and Zambia have been crowned joint winners of the first ever Commonwealth Moot Court Competition.

Strengthening our partnership with Malta Prime Minister of Malta Dr Joseph Muscat and his team meet Commonwealth Deputy Secretary-General Deodat Maharaj (second from right on right)

1 July 2014

Commonwealth Deputy Secretary-General Deodat Maharaj reports back following a successful meeting with the President of Malta. "This partnership will see enhanced delivery of our work to deal with specific debt challenges of small states through a combination of policy and technical capacity building efforts" - Commonwealth Deputy Secretary-General Deodat Maharaj


Report: Outcomes of the Third Global Biennial Conference on Small States Pitons of St Lucia

30 June 2014

Download the proceedings report for the Third Global Biennial Conference on Small States 2014.

Malta, Commonwealth sign agreement to enhance debt management in small states

30 June 2014

The Government of Malta and the Commonwealth have signed a landmark agreement to enhance the capacity of small states to record, analyse and manage their debt.

Deputy Secretary-General to attend CARICOM Summit

30 June 2014

Commonwealth Deputy Secretary-General Deodat Maharaj will attend the forthcoming Meeting of Heads of Government from the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) taking place in Antigua and Barbuda from 1 to 3 July 2014.

Commonwealth releases observer report on South Africa elections Chair of Commonwealth observers to South Africa Nana Dankwa Akufo Addo (right) speaks to journalist Tshepo Ikaneng of SABC

27 June 2014

Commonwealth Secretary-General releases report of the observer mission that was present during the 2014 elections in South Africa

Commentary: We need a data revolution to better understand youth unemployment

26 June 2014

Youth unemployment will remain in the shadows unless we address patchy and ambiguous data, writes Commonwealth Youth Affairs Director Katherine Ellis in an opinion piece for The Guardian.

A step closer to agreeing global youth development indicators School children ride on a bus in Lagos, Nigeria

25 June 2014

A coalition of international experts and youth leaders moved a step closer to defining comprehensive indicators for youth development during a data symposium at the Commonwealth’s headquarters last week