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Secretary-General commends Commonwealth Olympians

Release date 13 August 2012

London, 13 August 2012 – Commonwealth Secretary-General Kamalesh Sharma has commended Commonwealth Olympic champions for their record-breaking accomplishments at the 2012 London Olympics. He said they had done the Commonwealth proud.

18th Conference of Commonwealth Education Ministers - Accreditation for international media

Release date 10 August 2012

Commonwealth education ministers will meet in Port Louis, Mauritius from 29 to 31 August 2012 to discuss the theme ‘Education in the Commonwealth: bridging the gap as we accelerate towards achieving internationally agreed goals’.

Swaziland committed to Commonwealth values, says Prime Minister Dlamini

8 August 2012

Prime Minister Sibusiso Barnabas Dlamini of Swaziland has said his country is committed to upholding Commonwealth values of democracy, human rights and the rule of law.

Departure Statement: Commonwealth Secretary-General visit to Swaziland Image of Swaziland flag

4 August 2012

Departure Statement by Commonwealth Secretary-General Kamalesh Sharma after visiting Kingdom of Swaziland, 2-4 August 2012

Commonwealth Secretary-General concludes official visit to Namibia

Release date 2 August 2012

Windhoek, Namibia, 2 August 2012 – Commonwealth Secretary-General Kamalesh Sharma wrapped up an official visit to Namibia today, the second leg in a three-nation Southern Africa tour that has already taken him to Botswana and which concludes with a visit to Swaziland.

Commonwealth Secretary-General concludes two-day Botswana visit

Release date 31 July 2012

Gaborone, Botswana, 31 July 2012 – Commonwealth Secretary-General Kamalesh Sharma concluded a two-day official visit to Botswana today – his first since taking office in 2008. The visit strengthened an already solid relationship between the Commonwealth and Botswana.

Commonwealth congratulates new President of India

27 July 2012

Commonwealth Secretary-General Kamalesh Sharma said the honour is a tribute to President Shri Pranab Mukherjee’s unmatched political career of over six decades

Commonwealth ministers commit strongly to Sport for Development and Peace

25 July 2012

"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

Commonwealth Secretary-General mourns death of Ghanaian President

24 July 2012

"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

Two year countdown begins for Commonwealth Games in Scotland

23 July 2012

Scottish athletes visit village where 6,500 athletes and officials will stay

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