Prince William, the Duke of Cambridge, and Catherine, the Duchess of Cambridge, will visit the Commonwealth Youth Programme’s regional centre in Solomon Islands as part of their Diamond Jubilee tour of South-East Asia and the Pacific.
Kamalesh Sharma visited Sri Lanka from 9 to 13 September where he was received by President Mahinda Rajapaksa
Sharma calls on parliamentarians to advance democracy, development and diversity
Speaker: Commonwealth Secretary-General Kamalesh Sharma
Sri Lanka is one of the eight founding members of the modern Commonwealth, and has a unique history and heritage, which form part of the Commonwealth’s rich diversity
Nobel prize-winning economist Professor Joseph Stiglitz has called for an enshrining of a ‘Right to Trade’ in the global trading regime, as a new initiative to help the trade performances of the world’s poorest and most vulnerable economies.
Mauritius summit ends with pledge by education ministers on collective input to UN discussions
Professor Stiglitz participated in a Commonwealth roundtable on Aid for Trade on 29 August. Following the discussion he spoke to the Commonwealth about trade, the current global economic situation and the multilateral trading system
‘It is essential that our future professionals and leaders have a say on education issues that affect them and generations to come’ - Mmasekgoa Masire-Mwamba