“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.
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.
First-ever winter crossing of Antarctica 'an inspiration'
“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.
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.
The Pacific island state to move from single commodity dependence to a diversified economy.
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.
Commonwealth Observer Group encouraged by recent peace pact by political leaders and civil society and community leaders’ calls for peaceful elections
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.