"The importance of sport as an effective instrument for social and economic development is well-recognised" – Hugh Robertson, UK Minister for Sport and the Olympics
"On behalf of the Commonwealth, I convey our deepest condolences to the family of late President John Atta Mills, and to the Government and people of Ghana" - Kamalesh Sharma
Scottish athletes visit village where 6,500 athletes and officials will stay
Prime Minister of Rwanda addresses Commonwealth African Heads of Public Services on learning from each other’s experiences to achieve development goals
Dr Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma of South Africa is elected
Winners of Commonwealth Youth Awards for Excellence in Development Work could receive grants of up to £3,000
In Perth, Australia last year, Commonwealth Heads of Government mandated the Secretary-General to develop a new, more-focused Strategic Plan for the Commonwealth Secretariat. It would run from January 2013 to June 2016. Work on that plan has now started.
“CARICOM and the Commonwealth joined at the hip” – Commonwealth Secretary-General
Kamalesh Sharma’s remarks to the Plenary Session of the 33rd Regular Meeting of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Conference of Heads of Government
Commonwealth brings together development agencies, banks and finance ministries to discuss the environment for female entrepreneurs.