Speaker: Commonwealth Deputy Secretary-General Mmasekgoa Masire-Mwamba
A new software to help countries plan, analyse and manage sovereign debt was launched on 10 October during the Commonwealth Finance Ministers Meeting in Tokyo, Japan.
Commonwealth Secretariat Director of Economic Affairs Dr Rustomjee
Speaker: Amitav Banerji, Director of Political Affairs Division, Commonwealth Secretariat
"Taxpayers want to see their taxes spent reasonably. All these make public procurement so important and therefore a subject of tight scrutiny because where large sums of money are involved, vulnerability to abuse increases" - Tanzania Deputy Minister of Finance
The Commonwealth Secretary-General's Special Envoy for Maldives, Sir Donald McKinnon, has expressed his deep sadness in learning of the killing of Hon Dr Afrasheem Ali MP, Member of the People's Majlis (Parliament) of Maldives, on 2 October 2012.
Commonwealth Secretary-General Kamalesh Sharma addresses military officials from around the world at the Royal College of Defence Studies
Princess Anne presented Gold and Silver Duke of Edinburgh International Awards and met with Commonwealth Youth Programme staff, young people, and student leaders
Anne, the Princess Royal, will meet young people, dignitaries and government officials at the Commonwealth Youth Programme Regional Centre for Africa
Commonwealth Secretary-General Kamalesh Sharma visited Sri Lanka earlier this month. At the conclusion of the visit, a Departure Statement was issued.