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The Future of the Commonwealth Joesph Muscat

22 July 2014

The Future of the Commonwealth The Commonwealth at 65: From London to Valletta Public Lecture by Joseph Muscat, B.Com, B.A.(Hons), M.A., Ph.D (Bristol), KUOM, Prime Minister of The Republic of Malta London School of Economics and Political Science, London, 21 July 2014

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

Malta

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

Video: Commonwealth Secretary-General on the importance of free and fair elections

24 June 2014

Commonwealth Secretary-General Kamalesh Sharma speaks on Kenyan TV about the work the Commonwealth is doing to promote democracy, promote women's rights and support the future of young people.

Kenya

Secretary-General's remarks at opening session of Commonwealth Electoral Network Biennial Conference Commonwealth Electoral Network

23 June 2014

Commonwealth Secretary-General Kamalesh Sharma addresses the opening session of Commonwealth Electoral Network Biennial Conference in Nairobi.

Kenya

Commonwealth Secretary-General congratulates new Antigua and Barbuda Prime Minister

17 June 2014

Kamalesh Sharma said he was heartened by Prime Minister Gaston Browne’s announcement of the role youth would play in his Cabinet and development initiatives

Antigua and Barbuda

Ugandan Jennifer Makumbi wins the Commonwealth Short Story Prize Image of Jennifer Makumbi, Commonwealth Short Story Prize winner 2014

16 June 2014

Unpublished stories were entered by nearly 4,000 writers from across the five Commonwealth regions for this year's prize

Uganda

Action against sexual violence in conflict needed as part of comprehensive approach to end gender based violence Commonwealth Secretary-General Kamalesh Sharma

12 June 2014

As the first Global Summit to End Sexual Violence in Conflict draws to a close, Commonwealth Secretary-General Kamalesh Sharma has called for concerted efforts to address sexual violence in conflict.

Commonwealth Electoral Network meets in Nairobi

10 June 2014

Kenya will this week host the second biennial conference of the Commonwealth Electoral Network from 23-24 June 2014 in Nairobi.

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