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Commonwealth meeting 'catalyst' for promoting rights of persons with disabilities

12 January 2012

“There has not been enough recognition of the immense contribution that persons with disabilities can make" - Commonwealth Deputy Secretary-General

We persons with disabilities are not challenged, it's just a different lifestyle

12 January 2012

Girls with disabilities are almost 10 per cent less likely to finish primary school than their male classmates according to a World Health Survey. Abia Akram, a 28-year-old Pakistani woman living with a disability, spoke to Commonwealth News about her campaign to raise the concerns of women with disabilities. She is attending the Commonwealth Secretariat Expert Roundtable on Inclusive Education and Sustainable Employment for Persons with Disabilities in the Commonwealth to give her views as a youth representative.

Commonwealth partners examine inclusive education and sustainable employment for persons with disabilities

10 January 2012

Participants from 14 Commonwealth countries explore best practices for implementation of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities

Deputy Secretary-General addresses Education World Forum

10 January 2012

Ransford Smith: The importance of global and local partnerships in bridging development gaps in education

Promoting inclusive education and sustainable employment for persons with disabilities

9 January 2012

Commonwealth meeting to consider policies and best practices to facilitate progress towards empowerment

Working to ensure relations between nations remain 'criss': Commonwealth expert Maurice Dalton

4 January 2012

Protocol expert Mr Dalton talks to Commonwealth News about his time in Jamaica as a Commonwealth Fund for Technical Co-operation expert

Commonwealth welcomes proposed lifting of emergency laws in Fiji

2 January 2012

The Commonwealth also welcomes the announcement of national consultations on a new constitution commencing in February 2012

Commonwealth Secretary-General’s New Year Message Image of Commonwealth Secretary-General Kamalesh Sharma

30 December 2011

"2012 must show in word and deed our enduring Commonwealth concern and determination to provide opportunity and a future for all irrespective of gender" - Kamalesh Sharma

The Queen's Christmas message highlights the Commonwealth’s common bond

26 December 2011

Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II recalls how she has been inspired by the courage and hope seen in the Commonwealth

Guyana National and Regional Elections 2011: Final Report Image of Guyana flag

22 December 2011

Many benchmarks for democratic elections were met, though shortcomings remain to be addressed

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