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New destinations for Commonwealth Scholarships revealed Image of students focusing on their class at University outside Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

16 April 2014

Students from Commonwealth countries can now pursue postgraduate study in a new range of destinations thanks to scholarships announced this week under the Commonwealth Scholarship and Fellowship Plan.

Statement by the Commonwealth Secretary-General on suspension by Canada of technical assistance funding Image of Commonwealth Secretary-General Kamalesh Sharma

15 April 2014

Read the response of Commonwealth Secretary-General Kamalesh Sharma to Canada's decision to suspend contributions to the Commonwealth Fund for Technical Cooperation over the next two years.

Outcomes of The Commonwealth and Francophonie Dialogue with the G20

11 April 2014

The Commonwealth and La Francophonie (CF) held a Dialogue with Australia, President of the G20 in 2014 and several members of the G20 Development Working Group

Australia

Statement by the Commonwealth Secretary-General on the passing of A. N. R. Robinson Arthur Napoleon Raymond Robinson

10 April 2014

Today we mourn the passing of Arthur Napoleon Raymond Robinson, an exemplary leader and statesman of Trinidad & Tobago, the Caribbean and the Commonwealth, who served with distinction as both President and Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago.

Trinidad and Tobago

Commonwealth Secretary-General on the International Day of Reflection on the 20th anniversary of the Genocide in Rwanda

7 April 2014

"As we reflect on that terrible time and its aftermath, we acknowledge the courageous ways in which the people of Rwanda have sought to find healing and move forward"

Rwanda

Lesotho “open for business” at Commonwealth forum Image of Dr Motsoahae Thomas Thabane, Prime Minister of Lesotho, and Lord Marland of Odstock, Chair of the Commonwealth Business Council (right)

7 April 2014

Lesotho’s Prime Minister Thomas Thabane today declared the small southern African kingdom “open for business” at an investment forum in London to raise awareness of growing economic opportunities in his country.

Lesotho

Commonwealth youth initiative backs sport for development and peace Credit: Suzanne Porter / Commonwealth Photographic Awards

6 April 2014

Organisations across the globe are being urged to get behind a Commonwealth youth-led initiative to promote sport as a tool for national development and conflict prevention.

Commonwealth Secretary-General conveys sympathy to Solomon Islands following flood disaster

4 April 2014

Kamalesh Sharma today conveyed his sympathy to the government and people of Solomon Islands following the loss of life and destruction of property caused by flash floods that struck the Pacific island nation on 3 April 2014

Solomon Islands

St Vincent and The Grenadines Foreign Minister praises Small States Conference St Vincent and The Grenadines Foreign Minister Camillo Gonzalves

4 April 2014

The Foreign Minister of St Vincent and The Grenadines Camillo Gonzalves spoke about the recently concluded Third Biennial Global Conference on Small States on Jamaica's Hot 102 FM.

Commonwealth Secretary-General welcomes the announcement of Fiji elections Commonwealth Secretary-General Kamalesh Sharma

1 April 2014

Commonwealth Secretary-General Kamalesh Sharma has welcomed developments in Fiji, including the announcement of elections in September 2014.

Fiji

Outcomes Statement: Third Global Biennial Conference on Small States

28 March 2014

Practical solutions on debt, development and climate change from the Third Global Biennial Conference on Small States in St Lucia from 26 to 27 March 2014

St Lucia

Commonwealth supports regional youth development facility in Zambia Image of Commonwealth Deputy Secretary-General Mmasekgoa Masire-Mwamba and Zambia’s Minister of Youth and Sport Chishimba Kambwili

27 March 2014

Commonwealth Deputy Secretary-General Mmasekgoa Masire-Mwamba received Zambia’s Minister of Youth and Sport Chishimba Kambwili at the Commonwealth’s headquarters in Marlborough House this week. They discussed the ongoing renewal of the Commonwealth Youth Programme.

Zambia

Prime Minister of St Lucia opening address: Third Global Biennial Conference on Small States Image of Dr Kenny Anthony, St Lucia Prime Minister and Minister for Finance, Economic Affairs, Planning and Social Security

26 March 2014

“Position and strength: small states on the global playing field"

St Lucia

Commonwealth Secretary-General opening remarks: Third Global Biennial Conference on Small States

26 March 2014

Kamalesh Sharma addresses Commonwealth Prime Ministers and ministers gathered in St Lucia to discuss ‘Building Resilience in Small States’

St Lucia

Commonwealth Secretary-General addresses ministerial meeting on small states Image of (left to right) Minister of Foreign Affairs of Seychelles Jean-Paul Adam and Commonwealth Secretary-General Kamalesh Sharma

25 March 2014

Kamalesh Sharma welcomes Commonwealth ministers addressing small states’ concerns

St Lucia

Deputy Secretary-General reviews Commonwealth technical projects in St Lucia

24 March 2014

Commonwealth Deputy Secretary-General Deodat Maharaj this week pledged ongoing commitment to continue deepening and improving the delivery of technical assistance to Saint Lucia.

St Lucia

Maldives Parliamentary Elections 2014: Interim Statement Members of the Commonwealth Observer Group to Maldives

24 March 2014

Interim Statement by the Chair of the Commonwealth Observer Group to Maldives Majlis (Parliamentary) Elections, March 2014

Maldives

Commonwealth Secretary-General’s statement on International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination Image of Commonwealth Secretary-General Kamalesh Sharma

21 March 2014

The Commonwealth Charter, adopted by all our member governments on behalf of the people of the Commonwealth, affirms that: ‘We are implacably opposed to all forms of discrimination, whether rooted in gender, race, colour, creed, political belief or other grounds’.

Commonwealth Education Good Practice Awards 2015 launched Image of launch of the Education Good Practice Awards

20 March 2014

The 2015 Commonwealth Education Good Practice Awards were launched today at Marlborough House in London by Commonwealth Deputy Secretary-General Deodat Maharaj and Eldred Bethel, High Commissioner of The Bahamas.

Maldives Parliamentary Elections 2014: Arrival Statement

19 March 2014

Statement by Hon Bruce Golding, Chair, Commonwealth Observer Group, delivered at Traders Hotel in Malé, Maldives, on 19 March 2014

Maldives

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