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Commonwealth Secretary-General mourns death of Wangari Maathai

26 September 2011

Commonwealth Secretary-General Kamalesh Sharma on 26 September 2011 issued a message of condolence following the death of Wangari Maathai, the first African woman to be awarded the Nobel Peace Prize, who also served on the Commonwealth Commission on Respect and Understanding.

Solomon Islands joins Commonwealth Small States Office in Geneva

26 September 2011

An opportunity for our voice to be heard – Solomon Islands Foreign Affairs Minister Peter Shanel Agovaka

Zambia’s 2011 elections meet many of the benchmarks for democratic elections

22 September 2011

Michael Sata is elected as Zambia's President

Zambia General Elections 2011: Interim Statement

22 September 2011

Interim Statement

Greater efforts needed to promote women’s participation in politics

20 September 2011

Commonwealth Chair-in-Office spearheads high-level meeting at UN attended by Hillary Clinton and Michelle Bachelet

Sierra Leone joins Commonwealth Small States Office in Geneva

19 September 2011

Office provides a base for delegations visiting Geneva and enables them to establish a diplomatic presence in the region

Seychelles to look at reform of civil laws

19 September 2011

Reforms recommended at a seminar sponsored by the Commonwealth Secretariat include the introduction of mediation to settle civil cases and changes to Seychelles civil procedure code

Health just got political again

16 September 2011

UN holds high-level meeting on action to combat non-communicable diseases

Commonwealth election observers begin their work in Zambia

15 September 2011

The team will be deployed around Zambia as the country prepares to go to the polls on 20 September 2011

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