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Young parliamentarians quiz Commonwealth

7 December 2012

“Democracy is not what we have but what we do,” said Commonwealth Deputy Secretary-General Mmasekgoa Masire-Mwamba as she urged young people to actively participate in building and nurturing democracy on Thursday, 6 December 2012.

Commonwealth assists Tuvalu to jointly claim additional seabed with France and New Zealand

7 December 2012

The Commonwealth Secretariat has assisted Tuvalu, France (for Wallis and Futuna) and New Zealand (for the non-self-governing territory of Tokelau) to lodge a joint submission with the United Nations today for additional seabed.

Commonwealth-flagged polar expedition sets sail

7 December 2012

First-ever winter crossing of Antarctica 'an inspiration'

Statement by the Commonwealth Secretary-General on Maldives

Release date 7 December 2012

“The Commonwealth remains committed to working with the Government of Maldives to strengthen national institutions, to advance the Commonwealth’s values and principles, and to inclusive and credible elections in 2013,” Commonwealth Secretary-General, Kamalesh Sharma, said today.

Commonwealth announces dates for 2013 Heads of Government meeting

Release date 7 December 2012

London, 7 December 2012 – President Mahinda Rajapaksa of Sri Lanka and Commonwealth Secretary-General Kamalesh Sharma today announced that the next Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) will be held in Colombo, Sri Lanka, from 15 to 17 November 2013.

Nauru to shift from phosphate to fisheries

6 December 2012

The Pacific island state to move from single commodity dependence to a diversified economy.

Secretaries-General for Commonwealth and OECD review priorities for post-2015

4 December 2012

Secretaries-General for the Commonwealth and the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) discussed areas of synergy between their two organisations on 4 December 2012, as the OECD met on the post-2015 global development agenda at the Commonwealth Secretariat’s headquarters in London.

Ghana polls: Commonwealth observers call for peaceful conduct

4 December 2012

Commonwealth Observer Group encouraged by recent peace pact by political leaders and civil society and community leaders’ calls for peaceful elections

Youth and women: HIV vulnerability

30 November 2012

Ahead of World AIDS Day on 1 December 2012, STRIVE Research Director Dr Charlotte Watts highlights the importance of engaging with youth and women to an effective HIV response.

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