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Project completion report from St Lucia

1 October 2014

Strengthened capacity through improved professional and technical standards in the health sector and strengthened national frameworks and policies improve health outcomes. Under this project Ms Kelly Culver assisted the Government of Saint Lucia to improve efficiency in delivering human resources for effective service delivery in the health sector.

Concluding Statement of Meeting of Commonwealth Ministerial Action Group, New York

26 September 2014

The Commonwealth Ministerial Action Group (CMAG) held its forty-fourth meeting in New York, on 26 September 2014.

Commonwealth leaders issue statement on Post-2015 Agenda

26 September 2014

Commonwealth Heads of Government have endorsed a Commonwealth Statement on the United Nations Post-2015 Development Agenda

Commonwealth Heads of Government on the United Nations Post-2015 Development Agenda Commonwealth Heads of Government

26 September 2014

Statement of Commonwealth Heads of Government on the United Nations Post-2015 Development Agenda

Commonwealth Foreign Ministers meet in New York Commonwealth Foreign Ministers meet in New York

26 September 2014

Commonwealth Foreign Ministers held their annual meeting yesterday at the United Nations in New York where they discussed a range of issues including the association's work in promoting democracy and good governance, development challenges, the Commonwealth’s work in supporting its small states and the Ebola crisis in parts of West Africa.

Video: Helping every voice be heard

19 September 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.

Commonwealth welcomes peace agreement in Mozambique Mozambique Island Bridge

5 September 2014

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.

2015 Commonwealth theme announced

4 September 2014

‘A Young Commonwealth’ has been chosen as the theme for Commonwealth Day 2015, which takes place on 9 March.

Why a youth goal in the post-2015 agenda? Why a Youth Goal in the Post 2015 Agenda?

4 September 2014

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.

Blog: SIDS 2014 conference in Samoa

4 September 2014

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.

Commonwealth Deputy Secretary-General's address to SIDS 2014 Address by Commonwealth Deputy Secretary-General Deodat Maharaj to the Plenary Session of the Third International Conference on Small Island Developing States

3 September 2014

Address by Commonwealth Deputy Secretary-General Deodat Maharaj to the Plenary Session of the Third International Conference on Small Island Developing States

Commentary: Revisiting the wealth of small island states Revisiting the wealth of small island states

3 September 2014

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

Tool for building resilience expanded by Commonwealth

3 September 2014

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's Statement on Lesotho

30 August 2014

Commonwealth Secretary-General Kamalesh Sharma today deplored the reported attempt at a military coup in Lesotho

Without partnerships, island states face ‘termination’, says Samoa PM

30 August 2014

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.

Young people as development partners for small island nations

29 August 2014

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 and La Francophonie make case for world’s poor ahead of G20  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_1.jpg

29 August 2014

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.

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.

The Bahamas announces logo competition winner for 2015 education meeting Daniel Hanna

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

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